Synopses & Reviews
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!
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209) and index.
In this must-have guide for aspiring performers, a veteran film actor shares her secrets for success when performing for film and television.
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.