Auditioning on Camera An Actor's Guide

ISBN-10: 0415619025

ISBN-13: 9780415619028

Edition: 2011

Authors: Joseph Hacker

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To win a screen role, an actor must learn to contend with an on-camera audition. Understanding how to make the crucial adjustments to one#xE2;#xAC;"s craft that this kind of audition requires is vital to the career of any screen actor. The On-Camera Audition sets out the key elements of a successful on-camera audition and explains how to put them into practice. Joseph Hacker draws on 35 years of acting experience to guide the reader through the screen auditioning process with an engaging and undaunting approach. Key elements examined include: textual analysis knowing where to look dealing with nerves on-camera interviews using the environment retaining the camera#xE2;#xAC;"s focus The book also features point-by-point chapter summaries, as well as a glossary of acting and technical terms, and is a comprehensive and enlightening resource for screen actors of all levels.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Exercises
Acknowledgements
Preface
What The Camera Requires
Who you are shouts so loudly I can't hear what you're saying
You and the camera
"Just relax and be yourself" - a tototally worthless piece of advice
Nerves and the camera
When the camera is in the room, guess who's not there?
On-camera interviews
I asked him, "How do I get to where you are?" "Oh," he said, "that's impossible ... but there are a million ways."
Agents, monologues and headshots
On-Camera Audition Strategies
I knew you were perfect for the part the moment you walked into the room
Your on-camera entry
Calm them by knowing what you want to do
How on-camera auditions go
On-camera audition strategies
Auditioning in pairs
Callbacks on camera
"I really really really want to get this part but I'm not sure how I should play it"
The structure of drama and what it means to your acting choices
He buys his ties in the city
Wardrobe strategies for on-camera auditions
Your eyes/your thoughts
The importance of where your character looks
The place/your thoughts
The place is the circumstance
Scene Preparation For On-Camera Auditions
How to paint a nose
Basic philosophy
What needs to happen
Analyzing the story/the scene
Acting is doing. Meaningful acting is doing in an emotional context
Creating the character: actions and circumstances
Dealing with preconceptions
Love scenes and further notes
Somewhere, someone thinks it's funny
Comedy: some guidelines
Evil be now my good
Auditioning for the villain
Lights! Camera! ... then Action
Secrets to creating a winning "virtual" audition
Overall summary and a few choice perspectives
Final comment
Bibliography
Index
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