When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each image in terms of this new rectangle, and actors must "fit" into the frame. Based on a revolutionary, nonmethod approach to acting, this book shows what actually works: how an actor, an announcer - anyone working in front of the cameras - gives excellent performances on screen.
Instead of starting with what is real and trying to wrestle that onto the screen, Patrick Tucker explains how to work with the realities of a shoot and work from there toward the real. His step by step guide to the elements of effective screen acting is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field, containing over 50 acting exercises and the tried-and-tested screen acting checklist.
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Extremely enjoyable and informative!
Absolutely! I like knowing that if I need a refresher, it's right there to listen to again. It's a wealth of information masterfully written and narrated by the best in the business!
David H. Lawrence XVII has a voice that you want to keep listening to. I felt as if I were listening to a personal coach or friend give me advice. It flowed and time sped by.
I would highly recommend this audible book to anyone in the entertainment realm or those seeking to enter. It's comprehensive, concise and very well done all around!
- T BARR