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Acting for the Camera: Back to One

Acting for the Camera: Back to One

by Peter Allen Stone

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781000386608
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/30/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 202
File size: 3 MB

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

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