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Acting for Film (03 Edition)by Cathy Haase
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Aspiring film and television actors will discover exercises for relaxing the face to achieve maximum expressiveness; maintaining proper eye focus in front of the camera and conveying the "beats" of a scene, even in the shortest takes. They'll also learn tested techniques for adapting to the styles of different directors; modulating voice and breath for maximum effect; preparing for the first day on the set; enduring multiple takes and on-the-set waiting; and much, much more. For any performer who intends to make a living in front of the camera, Acting for Film is the most authoritative resource!
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Showing acting students how to develop technique, craft, and self- knowledge, this book offers specific lessons on relaxing the face for maximum expressiveness, maintaining eye focus in front of the camera, and training the voice, as well as advice on reading and breaking down a script, preparing for auditions and the first day on the set, and adapting to the styles of different directors. Haase has appeared in films and plays and is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This handbook offers counsel on living in Hollywood, pursuing a show business career, and keeping a healthy mind and spirit. It includes exercises for relaxing the face to achieve maximum expressiveness; maintaining proper eye focus in front of the camera; and conveying the "beats" of a scene.
In this must-have guide for aspiring performers, a veteran film actor shares her secrets for success when performing for film and television.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209) and index.
About the Author
Cathy Haase has been acting professionally for over 20 years. A faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and a workshop leader for the Actors Studio, she lives in New York City.
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