BN.com Gift Guide

Secrets of Screen Acting [NOOK Book]

Overview

Written for actors everywhere, Secrets of Screen Acting reveals what insiders already know: the camera and the stage demand different things. Secrets of Screen Acting is filled with tips that explain what acting for the camera is all about. Patrick Tucker tells what you need to know about reaction time, character type, and the "size" of expression, along with dozens of other essential details of the actor's craft. In this revised and updated edition, he explains why you have to think differently about acting for ...
See more details below
Secrets of Screen Acting

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$23.49
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$40.95 List Price

Overview

Written for actors everywhere, Secrets of Screen Acting reveals what insiders already know: the camera and the stage demand different things. Secrets of Screen Acting is filled with tips that explain what acting for the camera is all about. Patrick Tucker tells what you need to know about reaction time, character type, and the "size" of expression, along with dozens of other essential details of the actor's craft. In this revised and updated edition, he explains why you have to think differently about acting for digital video and wide screen.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135470340
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/23/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Patrick Tucker is an accomplished director of the screen and stage. Since his first professional production in 1968, he has directed more than 200 plays in all forms of theater, from weekly repertory to the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was accepted by the BBC Television Directing program in 1976 and has subsequently directed more than 150 television dramas. He has developed his unique approach to television and film acting as a separate discipline, and he has lectured and taught all over the world.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Screen Versus Stage 3
2 Film Versus Television 19
3 The Frame 31
4 The Camera 43
5 Reactions and Business 55
6 Sound and Vocal Levels 69
7 Typecasting 83
8 Acting 99
9 Auditions 113
10 Rehearsals and Technicals 129
11 Directing Actors for the Screen 139
12 Announcers and the Art of Being Interviewed 149
13 The Shoot 155
14 The Editor and Editing 173
Epilogue 181
The Famous Screen Acting Checklist 183
Acting Exercises 189
Bibliography 201
Biographies 205
Glossary 209
Index 237
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    Cover to Cover.

    This Book is one of the most well written accounts of what it's like to be involved in a Television/ Movie production. It's not written soley for the actor, either. Mr. Tucker uses easy-to-understand examples, and projects ideas in a language ANYONE can understand. There's no reason this book shouldn't be a part of your collection. For the Entertainers out there I say BUY THIS BOOK! It's truly a worthwhile investment, and it's the book that inspired me to better myself as an entertainer.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)