Acting and How to Be Good at It

Author: Basil Hoffman
Publisher: Ingenuity Press
ISBN: 9780971541023
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Basil Hoffman writes about acting from the inside of the craft in a practical, clear way, without mumbo-jumbo or mystique. He knows what he's writing about and you can feel his years of experience on the pages of this book. Sydney Pollack Academy Award-Winning Director It's obvious he knows his stuff Back Stage & Back Stage West review Acting and How To Be Good At It: The Second Edition is an authoritative and ground-breaking text that teaches the serious student of acting a proven, comprehensive and effective approach to the craft and to character development. Through revealing, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and dozens of guided, interactive exercises, veteran character Basil Hoffman guides readers through his unique, direct approach to recognizing and understanding human behavior. This approach will lead the actor to discover and demonstrate the specific, individual humanity in every character he or she plays. Over the course of a 40-year acting career, Hoffman has had the good fortune to experience many facets of the profession. During that time, he has personally endured and survived confusing and destructive teachers, while also being able to have observed, first-hand, some of the finest actors (and directors) in the world working at the top of the profession. The broad scope of those experiences and observations have given him a unique insight and perspective that he has endeavored to pass on in his seminars, workshops, classes and private coaching sessions. Now, actors everywhere can benefit from Hoffman's teachings and realize for themselves the impact his approach can have on their careers and their ability to land an acting job. Hoffman's goal is to teach actors therecognition of real human behavior and the experiencing of that behavior in the acting process.

Movement for Actors Second Edition

Author: Nicole Potter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621535436
Format: PDF
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In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills and techniques used in a wide variety of performance styles through ready-to-use exercises and approaches. Included in this new edition are chapters covering: Stage combat Yoga for actors Martial arts Body-mind centering Authentic movement Bartenieff fundamentals Grotowski-based movement Those who want to pursue serious training will be able to consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers and schools in the country. This inspiring collection is a must-read for all actors, directors, and teachers of theater looking for stimulation and new approaches. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Acting for Film Second Edition

Author: Cathy Haase
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621536653
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"It will not disappoint . . ." —Ian McKellen, from the Foreword An Authoritative Training Manual for Film Actors and Teachers “In today's entertainment industry of buff bodies and beautiful faces, it's easy to think that a couple of sit-ups and high cheek bones can create a movie legend,” writes film veteran Cathy Haase. However, she adds, what the actor really must have are “technique, craft, and a depth of self-knowledge.” In Acting for Film, Second Edition, Haase shows actors how to develop all of these, sharing her secrets (developed through years of on-camera work) for creating characters who come alive and who touch the souls of the audience. Readers will learn how to apply theatrical training to film acting and hone a personal approach to rendering a character. Acting for Film, Second Edition, is an essential guide for aspiring performers, acting teachers, and anyone interested in gaining a greater understanding of the craft. This new edition includes: Advice on dealing with new technology including CGI and motion capture Concentration and relaxation exercises that will enhance facial expressiveness Exploration of sense memory techniques for on-camera work Animal exercises and their usages Tips for maintaining proper eye focus in front of the camera and conveying the “beats” of a scene, even in the shortest takes For any performer who intends to make a living in front of the camera, Acting for Film, Second Edition, is the most authoritative resource! With Haase’s experience and advice in their pocket, readers will be prepared to land the film role they’ve been dreaming of.

Acting A to Z Revised Second Edition

Author: Katherine Mayfield
Publisher: Back Stage Books
ISBN: 0307875210
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lots of kids want to be actors. Thousands of them. Millions of them. The ones who are serious need a copy of Acting A to Z. Industry insider Katherine Mayfield explains exactly what it's like to be an actor, including what kind of training the young person will need, comparisons of the different types of acting, how to find work, how to prepare for an audition, and what to expect during rehearsal. There's also tons of helpful information on unions, casting directors, headshots, resumes, and much more. Reassuring without being patronizing, Acting A to Z is the one book that every aspiring child actor needs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Voice Actor s Guide to Recording at Home and on the Road

Author: Harlan Hogan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1598637266
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For many years, recording voiceovers was the exclusive domain of commercial studios. Even a simple voice audition meant a trip to a studio, an ad agency, or an agent’s office. Today voiceover actors are increasingly producing voice tracks for corporate na

Environmental Policy in the EU

Author: Andrew Jordan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136566511
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This second and fully revised edition brings together some of the most influential work on the theory and practice of contemporary EU environmental policy. Comprising five comprehensive parts, it includes in-depth case studies of contemporary policy issues such as climate change, genetically modified organisms and trans-Atlantic relations, as well as an assessment of how well the EU is responding to new challenges such as enlargement, environmental policy integration and sustainability. The book's aim is to look forward and ask whether the EU is prepared or even able to respond to the 'new' governance challenges posed by the perceived need to use 'new' policy instruments and processes to 'mainstream' environmental thinking in all EU policy sectors.

Business Associations Second Edition

Author: Clement Shum
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622093089
Format: PDF
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This book deals mainly with the law of agency and partnership and also touches on the basic principles of company law with special reference to the law of Hong Kong.

Ethics for a Brave New World Second Edition Updated and Expanded

Author: John S. Feinberg
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433526466
Format: PDF, Docs
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Aldous Huxley’s 1932 book Brave New World foresees a world in which technological advances have obliterated morality and freedom. John Feinberg and Paul Feinberg, in the first edition of Ethics for a Brave New World, noted how Huxley landed frighteningly close to the truth. Their book responded to ethical crises such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and genetic engineering by looking to Scripture for principles to guide us through the moral quagmires of our time. Now dramatically updated and expanded, this edition of Ethics for a Brave New World seeks to maintain the relevance, rigorous scholarship, and biblical faithfulness of the first edition. While many of the topics covered in the book remain the same, John Feinberg has revised each chapter to keep it current with contemporary trends and to respond to the most recent scholarship. There is a new chapter on stem cell research and greatly expanded material on issues such as homosexuality and genetic engineering. This important resource will be a valuable guide for students and those seeking answers to ethical dilemmas.