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The Resource The science and art of acting for the camera : a practical approach to film, television, and commercial acting, John Howard Swain

The science and art of acting for the camera : a practical approach to film, television, and commercial acting, John Howard Swain

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The science and art of acting for the camera : a practical approach to film, television, and commercial acting
Title
The science and art of acting for the camera
Title remainder
a practical approach to film, television, and commercial acting
Statement of responsibility
John Howard Swain
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera provides a precise yet practical approach to help unlock the mysteries of acting for film and television. Written by veteran actor, producer, and director John Howard Swain, the book offers a clear-cut, no-nonsense technique that equips aspiring or working actors with the necessary skills to succeed on camera. The technique teaches you how to build multi-dimensional characters; construct truthful and exciting relationships; ignite stimulating emotions; craft a series of discoveries guaranteed to energize your work; and much, much more. The book also provides instruction for actors working in commercials--from slating, to the dreaded "tell us about yourself" interview, to nailing "the tag" and embracing the cliché--and supplies sample commercial copy for students to practice."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
TYFRS
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Swain, John Howard
Dewey number
791.4302/8
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A26
LC item number
S93 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture acting
  • ART
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion picture acting
Label
The science and art of acting for the camera : a practical approach to film, television, and commercial acting, John Howard Swain
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera- Front Cover; The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Shout Outs; Introduction; WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN ACTOR?; ACTORS ARE SOME OF THE BRAVEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD; WHAT MOTIVATES ACTORS?; WHAT IS THE ACTOR'S FUNCTION?; FILM VS. STAGE; WHAT IS ACTING?; WHY IS TECHNIQUE IMPORTANT?; THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED; Chapter 1: Things Every Actor Should Know; THE THOUGHT PROCESS; THE GOAL; DON'T LET THE LIMITATIONS OF OTHERS LIMIT YOU; YOU ARE YOUR OWN BEST RESOURCE; THE WHAT IFS; ACTORS ARE AN ODD LOT
  • Chapter 2: The BasicsSHOTS; SHOOTING OUT OF SEQUENCE; MATCHING ACTION; OTHER HELPFUL TERMINOLOGY; Chapter 3: The Bones; THE BONES-TERESA PERONE; Chapter 4: Ten Positive Attributes; BAR SCENE; Chapter 5: Relationships; APPLICATION TO A SCENE; Chapter 6: Main Objective; Chapter 7: Opposites; Chapter 8: Moment Before; Chapter 9: Discoveries/Emotions; Chapter 10: Beats, Tactics, and Actions; Chapter 11: Humor; Chapter 12: Place, Transitions, and Sense Memory; PLACE; TRANSITIONS; SENSE MEMORY; Chapter 13: Status, Power, and Secrets; Chapter 14: The Summary; BAR SCENE
  • Chapter 15: The Technique-Condensed1 THE BONES; 2 POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES; 3 RELATIONSHIPS; 4 MAIN OBJECTIVE; 5 OPPOSITES; 6 MOMENT BEFORE; 7 DISCOVERIES/EMOTIONS; 8 BEATS, TACTICS, AND ACTIONS; 9 HUMOR; 10 PLACE, TRANSITION, AND SENSE MEMORY; 11 STATUS, POWER, AND SECRETS; 12 THE SUMMARY; Chapter 16: Self-Taping; WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ENSURE YOUR SUBMISSIONS WILL STAND OUT?; WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED?; WHERE DO I FIND THESE AUDITIONS?; ... And Now a Few Words about Commercials; INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIALS; Chapter 17: The Slate; PROFILES; Chapter 18: From Slate to Copy
  • Chapter 19: RelationshipsSUBSTITUTIONS; THE HERO VS. BRAND X; Chapter 20: Line-to-Line Objectives; Chapter 21: The Moment Before and the Tag; Chapter 22: Banter; Chapter 23: Environment; Chapter 24: Embracing the Cliché; Chapter 25: Double Copy; Chapter 26: The Dreaded Interview; Chapter 27: A Few Last Things; MAKE SURE YOU STAY POSITIVE; MAKE SURE YOU STAY IN RELATIONSHIP; MAKE SURE YOUR BODY GOES TO THE AUDITION WITH YOU; MAKE STRONG CHOICES; DON'T MEMORIZE-NOT YET; SPEED IS YOUR ENEMY; ASK FOR A REHEARSAL; KNOW YOUR FRAME; A FEW WORDS ABOUT IMPROV
  • Chapter 28: Your Greatest Asset-You: Acknowledging Your PowerChapter 29: Commercial Practice Copy; Notes; Appendix: Recommended Reading; Index
Control code
993995032
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315309033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000889
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993995032
Label
The science and art of acting for the camera : a practical approach to film, television, and commercial acting, John Howard Swain
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera- Front Cover; The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Shout Outs; Introduction; WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN ACTOR?; ACTORS ARE SOME OF THE BRAVEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD; WHAT MOTIVATES ACTORS?; WHAT IS THE ACTOR'S FUNCTION?; FILM VS. STAGE; WHAT IS ACTING?; WHY IS TECHNIQUE IMPORTANT?; THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED; Chapter 1: Things Every Actor Should Know; THE THOUGHT PROCESS; THE GOAL; DON'T LET THE LIMITATIONS OF OTHERS LIMIT YOU; YOU ARE YOUR OWN BEST RESOURCE; THE WHAT IFS; ACTORS ARE AN ODD LOT
  • Chapter 2: The BasicsSHOTS; SHOOTING OUT OF SEQUENCE; MATCHING ACTION; OTHER HELPFUL TERMINOLOGY; Chapter 3: The Bones; THE BONES-TERESA PERONE; Chapter 4: Ten Positive Attributes; BAR SCENE; Chapter 5: Relationships; APPLICATION TO A SCENE; Chapter 6: Main Objective; Chapter 7: Opposites; Chapter 8: Moment Before; Chapter 9: Discoveries/Emotions; Chapter 10: Beats, Tactics, and Actions; Chapter 11: Humor; Chapter 12: Place, Transitions, and Sense Memory; PLACE; TRANSITIONS; SENSE MEMORY; Chapter 13: Status, Power, and Secrets; Chapter 14: The Summary; BAR SCENE
  • Chapter 15: The Technique-Condensed1 THE BONES; 2 POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES; 3 RELATIONSHIPS; 4 MAIN OBJECTIVE; 5 OPPOSITES; 6 MOMENT BEFORE; 7 DISCOVERIES/EMOTIONS; 8 BEATS, TACTICS, AND ACTIONS; 9 HUMOR; 10 PLACE, TRANSITION, AND SENSE MEMORY; 11 STATUS, POWER, AND SECRETS; 12 THE SUMMARY; Chapter 16: Self-Taping; WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ENSURE YOUR SUBMISSIONS WILL STAND OUT?; WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED?; WHERE DO I FIND THESE AUDITIONS?; ... And Now a Few Words about Commercials; INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIALS; Chapter 17: The Slate; PROFILES; Chapter 18: From Slate to Copy
  • Chapter 19: RelationshipsSUBSTITUTIONS; THE HERO VS. BRAND X; Chapter 20: Line-to-Line Objectives; Chapter 21: The Moment Before and the Tag; Chapter 22: Banter; Chapter 23: Environment; Chapter 24: Embracing the Cliché; Chapter 25: Double Copy; Chapter 26: The Dreaded Interview; Chapter 27: A Few Last Things; MAKE SURE YOU STAY POSITIVE; MAKE SURE YOU STAY IN RELATIONSHIP; MAKE SURE YOUR BODY GOES TO THE AUDITION WITH YOU; MAKE STRONG CHOICES; DON'T MEMORIZE-NOT YET; SPEED IS YOUR ENEMY; ASK FOR A REHEARSAL; KNOW YOUR FRAME; A FEW WORDS ABOUT IMPROV
  • Chapter 28: Your Greatest Asset-You: Acknowledging Your PowerChapter 29: Commercial Practice Copy; Notes; Appendix: Recommended Reading; Index
Control code
993995032
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 227 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315309033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000889
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993995032

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