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

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

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

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  • Author: Jeremiah Comey
  • Paperback, 304 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: May 2002
  • Teaches Honest Expression of Emotion
  • Trains You to Respond Believably
  • Uses Stanislavsky's Method Approach
  • Applies to Reads/Auditions/Performances
  • Includes Exercises and Practice Material
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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.
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Focal Press 9780240805078 specs

Subject Applying Stanislavsky's method acting approach for theater to the medium of film and TV
Author Jeremiah Comey
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Number of Pages 304
ISBN Number 9780240805078
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published May 2002

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