Acting for the Camera: Back to One is a "how to" book with practical steps to achieve a professional performance on camera.
The book focuses on four distinct areas: how to prepare the character, how to execute the technical responsibilities that will assist the editor in creating the on-camera performance in post-production, tips from industry professionals, and how to create effective self-tape auditions. Part One: The Character’s World is packed with tools to analyze the script and fully prepare the character before arriving on set. Part Two: The Actor’s World focuses on developing technical acting skills for the camera that assist the pre- and post-production teams to create a dynamic on-screen performance. In Part Three: The Professional World, industry professionals provide tips from inside the film/TV audition room and how to navigate a career in the acting business. The final section, Part Four: Self-Tape Like a Pro, outlines how to build a self-tape studio in the privacy of your own home and submit high-quality self-tape auditions that will help you stand out from the competition.
Written for students enrolled in Acting for the Camera courses, Acting for the Camera: Back to One explores techniques that can be practiced and mastered by actors of all levels, from the moment they audition for the part through to when they hear that director call "cut!"
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About the Author
Peter Allen Stone is the Head of Acting at the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance and the former Chair of Acting for Film at the New York Film Academy in New York City. He has worked as an actor in film, television, and theatre, and he assisted as an audition reader for major feature films at Mackey Sandrich Casting in New York City. He has trained students who have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in Hollywood and Bollywood films, and on many popular television shows.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Character’s World 1. Preparation 2. Breaking Down the Script: The Value of Beats 3. Given Circumstances & Relationships: Bring Life On 4. Objective: Make It about the Other Character 5. Obstacles: Character Problems Are Actor Gifts 6. Actions: Ocean vs Pond Acting 7. Character Notebook: Mapping Out the Role Part 2: The Actor’s World 8. Acting for the Camera 9. Frame: Play the Piece of Pie 10. Size: Scaling the Performance 11. Action: What Do I Do Now? 12. Art of the Reaction: Help the Editor Make You Look Great 13. Hitting the Mark: Skill vs Talent 14. Physical Continuity: Acting with Props 15. Voice: Play the Distance 16. Camera Time: Work with the Camera 17. The Final Beat: Focal Shifts and Cutting Points Part 3: The Professional World 18. Auditioning 19. Learn from the Pros 20. Ten Audition Tips to Help You Win 21. Industry Interviews Part 4: Self-Tape like a Pro 22. Today’s Actor: Production Skills 23. Studio Space: Find It Now 24. Lights, Camera, & Sound: Building an Affordable Studio 25. Filming: Slating, Intimacy, Props, the Reader 26. Editing & Submitting: It’s an Audition Not a Movie