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In this new edition, Patrick Tucker retains the engaging style and useful structure of the first edition while addressing significant changes in current technology, ensuring that this volume will remain an indispensable resource for contemporary students of screen acting.Updated for a new decade of screen performance possibilities, Secrets of Screen Acting is a magician'sIn this new edition, Patrick Tucker retains the engaging style and useful structure of the first edition while addressing significant changes in current technology, ensuring that this volume will remain an indispensable resource for contemporary students of screen acting.Updated for a new decade of screen performance possibilities, Secrets of Screen Acting is a magician's box of acting tricks for today's performer and makes the distinction between acting for the stage and for the screen. He explains that the actor, instead of starting with what is real and trying to portray that on screen, should work with the realities of the shoot itself, and then work out how to make it all appear realistic.Tucker has created and developed several screen acting of a courses, and this book is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field. Containing over fifty acting exercises, this book leads the reader step-by-step through the elements of effective screen acting.Refreshing in its informal approach and full of instructive anecdotes, Secrets of Screen Acting is an invaluable guide for those who wish to master the art of acting on-screen....

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ISBN : 9780878301775
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Secrets of Screen Acting Reviews

  • Hoodie_gypsy
    2018-11-11 13:27

    While I'll likely never be in front of the camera, I've always enjoyed the behind-the-scenes specials and the audio commentary on DVDs and such. This book was a fascinating look at what's going on behind and around the camera.Helpful examples, the glossary, the fair examination of other schools of thought - all this and more are included in a well-organized and interesting format. I can't imagine any actor picking up Tucker's book and not at least be refreshed on a strong point if not outright learning something new. Listening to this book has changed the way I'll be watching TV for a while.David Lawrence did a fine job reading this book. Also, if you're getting the audio version of Secrets of Screen Acting, be sure to download the included PDF for visual references!--I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.--

  • Shannon Baxter
    2018-10-25 13:26

    This is a great introductory book about acting for the camera. The language is very accessible and it includes pictures to further illustrate the given information. The focus is on debunking the myths about screen acting and comparing screen acting to stage acting and highlighting their differences.

  • Meghan Johnson
    2018-11-13 16:33

    If you have some acting experience and are looking to do some camera-work, this book should be your bible.

  • Vernon Campbell
    2018-11-13 16:21

    This is good. A detailed straightforward outline for the business. Great job, a plus for any library. And I think any level. It's great for beginners but can always be used as a refresher with more experienced actors.

  • Laurie Perez
    2018-11-12 18:23

    Entertaining. Philosophical. Funny. Practical. Tactical. Secrets of Screen Acting has been - and continues to be - a terrific resource for me as I work with characters who inhabit the world of screen acting.