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Acting for the Camera : Revised Edition

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Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors. Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the camera -- and all those who want to.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0060928190
  • 9780060928193
  • 77,782

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Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors. Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the camera-- and all those who want to.
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"So clear and informative I read it like a novel. And when I finsihed it I learned a thing or two."--Karl MaldenA"One of the most helpful, most outstanding books for actors."--Eva Marie SaintA"The actor searching for practical advice on the technique of acting for film will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive and inspirational volume.""--Drama-Logue""A first-class book for the beginner and refreshing review for any pro.""--Los Angeles Times""Tony Barr has made [acting] eloquently simple with "Acting for the Camera . It is fast reading, easily understood, and beautifully laid out."--Ed Asner, from the foreword
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About Tony Barr

Tony Barr conducts acting seminars throughout the United States and Canada, and lives in Los Angeles, CA.
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