Acting for Film (Second Edition)

Acting for Film (Second Edition)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621536642
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 347,018
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cathy Haase has been acting professionally for over 30 years. A faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and a workshop leader for the Actors Studio, she lives in New York City.

Ian McKellen is an Academy Award®-nominated actor and the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a British Independent Film award, among many others, during his more than half a century on stage and screen. He is beloved by fans worldwide as Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. He resides in London, England.

Table of Contents

Foreword Ian McKellen vii

Introduction to Second Edition: The More Things Change … ix

Introduction to the First Edition: Where am I Coming From? xi

Part 1 The Actor 1

Chapter 1 Relaxation and the Art of the Face 3

Chapter 2 Concentration 12

Chapter 3 The Voice and the Breath 24

Chapter 4 Listening 38

Chapter 5 The Skin and the Overall 52

Chapter 6 The Animal Exercise 63

Chapter 7 Substitution: The Camera as Partner 75

Chapter 8 Creating the Space 88

Part 2 The Script and Character Development 103

Chapter 9 The Audition 105

Chapter 10 Reading the Script 122

Chapter 11 Creating the Character 137

Chapter 12 Rehearsals 146

Part 3 The Shoot 161

Chapter 13 VFX and the Wonder of the Image 163

Chapter 14 Big-Budget vs. Low-Budget Films 177

Chapter 15 The First Day on the Set 197

Chapter 16 Hot Set: The Classic Camera Setups 214

Chapter 17 The Rushes and the Finished Film 228

Bibliography 241

Acknowledgments 242

About the Author 243

Index 244

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