Acting for the Camera: Revised Edition

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060928193
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 358,303
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2000

    Awesome!

    This book is fantastic and will help you in your acting ventures. this book tells you everything on how to act.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Good book

    For acting

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