Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition

Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition

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by Tony Barr
     
 

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Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and

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Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors. Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the camera — and all those who want to.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
A first-class book for the beginner and refreshing review for any pro.
Drama Logue
The actor searching for practical advice on the technique of acting for film will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive and inspirational volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060928193
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.95(d)

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Ed Asner
"Tony Barr has made [acting] eloquently simple with Acting for the Camera . It is fast reading, easily understood, and beautifully laid out."
Eva Marie Saint
"One of the most helpful, most outstanding books for actors."
Karl Malden
"So clear and informative I read it like a novel. And when I finsihed it I learned a thing or two."

Meet the Author

Tony Barr conducts acting seminars throughout the United States and Canada, and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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