Focal Press Book: The Art of Film Acting: A Guide For Actors and Directors (Paperback)

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Focal Press Book: The Art of Film Acting: A Guide For Actors and Directors (Paperback)
Key Features
  • Author: Jeremiah Comey
  • Paperback, 304 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: May 2002
Elevate your skills to the next level by learning Stanislavsky's classic method approach in The Art of Film Acting: A Guide For Actors and Directors, a Focal Press book by Jeremiah Comey. The 304-page volume applies Stanislavsky's famous stage acting philosophy to the medium of film and television, training you to express emotions openly and honestly and to respond to your fellow actors believably. The end result is that you will be experiencing feelings truthfully, rather than simply indicating them. The lessons herein are applicable to cold reading, auditioning, and actually performing in a film or TV show. Comey maintains that the key to a successful performance lies in the way the actors relate to one another and to the circumstances. Exercises, including script examples, throughout the book provide an accessible resource for practicing the principles explained.
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Focal Press 9780240805078 Overview

Elevate your skills to the next level by learning Stanislavsky's classic method approach in The Art of Film Acting: A Guide For Actors and Directors, a Focal Press book by Jeremiah Comey. The 304-page volume applies Stanislavsky's famous stage acting philosophy to the medium of film and television, training you to express emotions openly and honestly and to respond to your fellow actors believably. The end result is that you will be experiencing feelings truthfully, rather than simply indicating them. The lessons herein are applicable to cold reading, auditioning, and actually performing in a film or TV show. Comey maintains that the key to a successful performance lies in the way the actors relate to one another and to the circumstances. Exercises, including script examples, throughout the book provide an accessible resource for practicing the principles explained.

Table of Contents

  • Becoming a Great Actor
  • Stage to Film
  • The Exercise
  • Sight Reading
  • The Art of Concentration
  • The Art of Not Knowing
  • Still More on the Art of Not Knowing
  • The Art of Acceptance
  • The Art of Giving and Receiving
  • The Senses
  • Intuition, Empathy, and Intuition
  • Stage Acting
  • Audition
  • Comedy Material
  • Conclusion

About the Author

Jeremiah Comey is a Hollywood-based acting teacher and a trainer of acting teachers. He has conducted classes and workshops all over the world, including at universities such as UCLA. Mr. Comey is also an actor himself, having performed in both stage and television productions.

Focal Press 9780240805078 Specs

SubjectApplying Stanislavsky's method acting approach for theater to the medium of film and TV
AuthorJeremiah Comey
Hard/Soft CoverPaperback
Number of Pages304
ISBN Number9780240805078
PublisherFocal Press
Date PublishedMay 2002
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.945 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 5.9 x 0.3"
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