ACTION!: acting for film and television

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Performing Arts - 153 pages
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In ACTION!, Peabody and multiple Emmy« award-winning producer and leading teacher of acting Bob Benedetti offers a practical, detailed, and clearly structured approach to the fundamentals of acting for the camera. The text includes detailed descriptions of film shoots, i.e., an entire week with the sitcom Cheers, to highlight filming process for TV and film.áIt demystifies film production personnel, terms, and forms a TV/film actor will encounter andádiscusses how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage.áIncludes a chapter (Ch. 14) on starting an acting career in film and television.

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A good book to begin with. If you are intersted in fim-making a must read. For me it was one of the first 100 books I read before staring my project.


Getting Started
How a Film Is Organized
How a SingleCamera Film Is Made

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Robert Benedetti, a long-time friend of Studs Terkel, grew up in Chicago's close-knit Italian South Side community and wrote passionately about it in his autobiographical novel "The Long Italian Goodby." He is the author of screen plays, novels, and the creator of TV documentaries.

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