The Craft of Acting

The Craft of Acting : Secrets to Landing Your Dream Job in a Film or Television

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Have you ever dreamed of one day becoming a famous Hollywood actor? If so, the first thing you need to realize is that this dream can become a reality if you're willing to put in the time, training, dedication, passion and patience required to make it in Hollywood. If you've always wondered how to become a film or television actor, then here are the secrets in this book that may not get you the role of a lifetime, but they will help you to treat your acting career as a career and not simply as something you choose to do for fun. Grab moments when they happen The only method to deal with yourself as an actor or an actress is to follow the emotional truth of what you have to do under the imaginary circumstances because if you have the emotion, it infects you and the audience. And as you develop, you become confident. You come to believe in what you're doing and trust it because it's out of you. Believe that everything worth achieving isn't beyond your capacity. The thing is to persist, not back off, fight your fight, pay your dues, and carry on. Effort is all; continue and you may get there despite everything. This book is one of the best books on acting around as it helps give you a brief insight into what an inspiring artist has in mind. You come to acting through feeling it, not intellectualizing it. In that you need to actually do it to feel it. It takes a long time, a lot of discipline and perseverance, but it is an extremely rewarding pursuit. The book helps as a guide post, but it is by no means that road that you will need to travel to develop your art. There are several Life's Lessons in this book and it will become THE reference for actors around the globe. This gives you the information that acting classes don't -the BUSINESS of acting. It is updated with the latest information and trends in the business, as well as updated technologies. This book will make you remember the importance of community, and how vital it is to connect with others-not only as an actor, but as a human being. This is one you'll return to over and over as you first start building your career and the tools to build it with, and then again at each stage thereafter. Honestly, there is just too much information, expertise, and insight in this wonderful book to absorb quickly. Each chapter is specific, detailed and up to date.This book is for all the actors who are just starting out in their career. It is for every actor who has been struggling for years and just can't seem to catch a break.This could be the most useful and concise of all the books you have on the acting business. Finish reading it the second time and must say that you still find it enjoyable and informative. It's an easy read with decent sized text. All is filled with a lot of useful information for anyone desiring to get ahead in the acting business. The book gives tons of useful advice on what to do to get ahead in your acting career. It also gives you the perspective of the least understood job in this business. The overall objectives of this book are: -To increase the student's critical thinking skills in analyzing the theme of the films and the actor's characterization. -To develop the student's acting skills through exercises designed to encourage the actor's continual search for logical character behavior. -To develop the student's acting skills through specific exercises and scene study that focuses on the tenets of Method acting and the understanding of subtext in character development. -To develop the student's writing skills through the writing of character analysis and by keeping a journal of notes and ideas pertaining to film characterization. -To develop the student's awareness of fundamental differences between acting for film and acting on stage.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.11mm | 231.33g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • colour illustrations
  • 151417393X
  • 9781514173930

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