Breaking Into Acting For Dummies

Breaking Into Acting For Dummies

Provides the expert advice you need to get your big break! Jump-start your career and land that paying part From preparing for auditions to finding an agent, the acting business is a challenging and competitive field. This indispensable guide is what every aspiring actor needs to get a foot in the door. Discover how to market yourself, choose a dynamic head shot, create a stellar acting resume, join unions, and pay the bills while you pursue your acting dreams. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun

Forensic Aspects of Sleep

Forensic Aspects of Sleep

Edited by a renowned psychiatrist and sleep expert together with a specialist in medical law, this book describes normal and abnormal patterns of sleep, its importance for effective human functioning, dissociative states, alertness and drug-related sleepiness.

John Henry Newman and the Imagination

John Henry Newman and the Imagination

For John Henry Newman, religion is animated by an imaginative 'master vision' which 'supplies the mind with spiritual life and peace'. All his life, Newman reflected on this 'master vision'. His reflections on the moral imagination developed out of his understanding of practical wisdom, as characterized by Aristotle – the wisdom that 'the good man' has in living a good life. For Newman, the vision at the core of religion completes and perfects the intuitions of the conscience. John Henry Newman and the Imagination looks at how Newman's understanding of the moral and visionary imagination developed over the course of his life; and it relates his ideas about the imagination to his portrayals of religious experience, and vision, in his novels and poetry.

On Acting

A Handbook for Today's Unique American Actor

On Acting

To support a new generation of actors/acting teachers by coupling fresh ideas and new approaches with the best proven methods and practices. On Acting is written primarily for the contemporary American actor. It strives to address the acting process with an eye toward the performance culture and requirements that exist today. It is a book for the new twenty-first century artist—the serious practical artist who seeks to pursue a career that is both fulfilling and viable. The text features a balance of philosophy, practical advice, anecdotal evidence/experiences and a wide variety of acting exercises/activities. Also included is the short Steven Breese play "Run. Run. Run Away" and an example of a scene score from that play.

Secrets of Screen Acting

Secrets of Screen Acting

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 non-Method 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 towards 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. As well as being completely updated to cover new techniques, film references and insights, this third edition now includes a set of Film Clip Time Codes for each film. These not only itemise the films discussed in each chapter, but also pinpoint the precise moments where each example can be found so that students, teachers, and professional actors can refer to them quickly and easily.

Career As An Actor

What They Do, How to Become One, and What the Future Holds!

Career As An Actor

A career as an Actor is an exciting one! But do you really know what it takes to become one? This book takes you inside the career and shows you the day and the life of a Actor. Inside you’ll learn what they do, what training is required, what the future holds, and how you can become one!

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Treats eastern & western philosophy; it deals with ancient, medieval and modern philosophy; and it discusses the theories of mathematicians, physicist, biologist, sociologists, psychologists, moral reformers and religious thinkers where these have had an impact on philosophy.

Acting Is Everything

An Actor's Guidebook for a Successful Career

Acting Is Everything

In this actor's guidebook, renowned acting coach Judy Kerr shares her lifetime of techniques and tricks of the trade. She opens the doors of Hollywood to acting hopefuls and professionals with a straightforward road map for building their dreams and careers. The previous 11 editions have contributed to the success of thousands of readers. In this new Ebook Judy shares brand new content: including Acting Tools, private dairy entries from those who have successfully applied Acting Is Everything to their careers, and more. A wonderful intro to the world of show biz. -- Jerry Seinfeld This is good, Judy, this is good. Julia Louis-Dreyfus First rate primer, excellent refresher course. -- Jason Alexander Informative and to the point. - Michael Richards

How to Deal With Your Acting-Up Teenager

Practical Help for Desperate Parents

How to Deal With Your Acting-Up Teenager

An outstandingly courageous, honest and original approach to teenage acting-out. This book might save your family's sanity. -Louise Bates Ames, Gesell Institute of Human Development

Awakening the Actor Within

A Twelve-Week Workbook to Recover and Discover Your Acting Talents

Awakening the Actor Within

"Awakening The Actor Within" is a 12-week workbook aimed at helping actors recover and discover their highest goals and ambitions. It's "The Artist's Way" for actors! It focuses on the subject of helping actors heal from acting "blocks" and getting the courage to act again after being discouraged or disappointed. A spirited workbook that initiates creative expansion and growth for actors. It aims to free an actor's creativity and build a healthy "acting" foundation with a simple, friendly, approach called Acting Practice. The user-friendly workbook teaches actors to form healthy acting habits and rebuild confidence as it guides actors through a series of daily and weekly exercises that empower them with practical tools to overcome their "blocks" (fear, anger, self-loathing, jealousy, self-sabotage, and money). The workbook is set up in a 3 act "screenplay" structure. ACT ONE: Weeks 1-4 focus on dismantling old blocks and creating a solid foundation ACT TWO: Weeks 5-6 focus on working on scripts, character, acting technique and AUDITIONS ACT THREE: Weeks 7-12 focus on marketing and branding your talents.