Professional Actor´s Handbook: Agustin
The Aspiring Actor´s Handbook:What Seasoned Actors Wished They Had Known Molly Cheek, Debbie Zipp
The Professional Actor´s Handbook:From Casting Call to Curtain Call Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Julio Agustin
What´s unusual about this audiobook on acting? Jesse Vint wrote this book because he found, strangely enough, almost no books about film acting by people who have actually made a living at acting in film. Almost all are written by non-professional actors. It´s tantamount to learning from the sailor who has never been to sea, the soldier who has never been to war, or the cowboy who has never ridden a horse. In other words, they are coffee-shop geniuses. Jesse is a veteran of over 100 films and television shows. He has also produced, directed, and written full-length feature films that have played throughout the world. Quote from Oscar Nominee, David Carradine, from his book about the shooting of Quentin Tarantino´s film, Kill Bill: ´´Jesse Vint is a very cool and wise dude.´´ Jesse shows actors how to internalize. Once they listen to this audiobook, they will have a clarity about acting and what it is that they have never had before, regardless of how long they´ve studied. Jesse covers subjects such as: What makes a star Traps in acting Rehearsals The essence of script analysis: moving the information from head to heart Locating your hot buttons Strategy for stressful auditions The problem of anticipation Preparation before the director says ´´action´´ Jesse says that the writer provides the words, the director is the cinematic storyteller, and it is the actor´s job to activate his soul in a manner consistent with the character. That is what an actor gets paid for. An actor can speak with an accent, walk with a limp, or strap on a false nose, but these things mean absolutely nothing if the part is not internalized. If the actor does these things without internalizing, then that´s not acting - that´s Halloween. A movie is not everyday life - it is a compression of highly intense experiences. An actor must know the engine that´s driving him 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Vint. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104401/bk_acx0_104401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Aspiring Actor´s Handbook is written for curious and want-to-be actors, and designed to help them make informed decisions about pursuing an acting career. Veteran actresses Molly Cheek and Debbie Zipp have culled the wit and wisdom of a wide array of successful actors from Dee Wallace to Beth Grant, to bring aspiring and new actors the kind of mentoring perspective so many in the business wish they had had when they were starting out. Listeners will learn from personal stories on getting your foot in the door to being a career actor. Learn what they have to say about auditions; unions; managing finances; dealing with disappointment; what to expect in making a career in show business; and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Wasik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050484/bk_acx0_050484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, and that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. An actor´s job, the authors state, is to ´´find a way to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play.´´ The ways in which an actor can attain that truth form the substance of this eloquent book.
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