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. It demystifies film production personnel, terms, and forms a TV/film actor will encounter and discusses how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Includes 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.


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How a Film Is Organized
How a SingleCamera Film Is Made

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Robert Benedetti was formerly Dean of the School of Theatre at the California Institute of the Arts and Head of the Acting Department at the Yale Drama School. For the past eight years he has been a film and television producer/writer, and recently won an Emmy and a Peabody award as producer of the HBO film, A Lesson Before Dying, and an Emmy award for HBO's Miss Evers Boys. His other published works include The Director at Work, The Actor at Work, and The Actor in You.

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