Focal Press Book: Film and Television Acting: From Stage to Screen (2nd Edition, Paperback)

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Focal Press Book: Film and Television Acting: From Stage to Screen (2nd Edition, Paperback)
Key Features
  • Author: Ian Bernard
  • Paperback, 176 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: December 1997
Learn to transfer your skills from the theater to the camera in this second edition of Film and Television Acting: From Stage to Screen, a Focal Press book by Ian Bernard. This 176-page paperback provides an analysis of the differences between theater and film/TV acting, with specific approaches for making the transition to on-camera work. It offers solid techniques for creating natural, believable performances, including tips on listening and reacting, blocking and business, character, focus, the close-up, and comedy as they pertain to acting in front of a camera. This second edition is revised and updated with scenes from "Cheers" and "Seinfeld" to help you practice the specific techniques explained by the author. It also includes interviews with actors who have successfully made the stage-to-screen transition, such as Don Murray, Norman Jewison, and Glenn Jordan. Additionally, there is a chapter-length interview with John Lithgow and a foreword by Jack Lemmon.
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Learn to transfer your skills from the theater to the camera in this second edition of Film and Television Acting: From Stage to Screen, a Focal Press book by Ian Bernard. This 176-page paperback provides an analysis of the differences between theater and film/TV acting, with specific approaches for making the transition to on-camera work. It offers solid techniques for creating natural, believable performances, including tips on listening and reacting, blocking and business, character, focus, the close-up, and comedy as they pertain to acting in front of a camera. This second edition is revised and updated with scenes from "Cheers" and "Seinfeld" to help you practice the specific techniques explained by the author. It also includes interviews with actors who have successfully made the stage-to-screen transition, such as Don Murray, Norman Jewison, and Glenn Jordan. Additionally, there is a chapter-length interview with John Lithgow and a foreword by Jack Lemmon.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • The Evolving Play vs. The Frozen Film
  • Listening and Reacting
  • Blocking and Business
  • Preparation
  • Character
  • Focus
  • Comedy
  • Situation Comedy
  • The Close-up
  • John Lithgow on Acting
  • The Workplace
  • Scenes
  • The Business
  • This is a Wrap
  • Index

Focal Press 9780240803012 Specs

SubjectTransitioning from theater to film/TV acting
AuthorIan Bernard
EditionSecond
Hard/Soft CoverPaperback
Number of Pages176
ISBN Number9780240803012
PublisherFocal Press
Date PublishedDecember 1997
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