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Loving the Camera

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Many professional actors are frightened of the camera but you must learn to love it if it is to love you. Practise this. Loving the camera Lots of professional actors are, in their hearts, frightened of the camera. It sits there on its...

Commitment

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Unreserved commitment to the fictional reality, from the moment you hear ‘action’, is vital for screen actors. You can train yourself to commit in your life as well as your work. It's essential to banish embarrassment. Creating...

Who’s Who in the Crew

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The people in the crew with whom you will work most are the camera operator, boom operator, 1st AD and 3rd AD, art director, stand-by prop master, make-up artists and wardrobe assistants. Try to establish good relationships with them...

The Finished Product

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...There can be a sense of anticlimax about the screening of your work on TV. But it will be seen by more people than will ever see you on stage and it will exist forever. Screening or broadcast If it's a film or high-profile...

Preparing the Text

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Learn the lines until they are absolutely secure. Rehearse them, out loud, exploring every interpretation you can imagine, including every possible way the other actors may interpret their lines. Investigate the scope for reacting. Don't...

Filming – The Big Picture

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Actors are primarily only involved in production – the middle of the three stages of filming. Production is incredibly expensive so actors must help meet the schedule by adjusting their performances technically. Development (and...

Enjoy auditioning

Nancy Bishop

Emmy-award nominated Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A, has cast supporting talent on over fifty major projects. Her credits include major studio pictures such as Wanted (Universal), Alien Vs. Predator (Fox), Hellboy(Revolution), Eurotrip (Dreamworks), and Prince Caspian (Disney), as well as TV series such as Revelations (NBC), Charles II (BBC), and Anne Frank. She has worked with such major directors as Roman Polanski, and Joel Schumacher, and legendary producers such as Stephen Spielberg, and Jackie Chan. Her Secrets from the Casting Couch was published in 2009 by Methuen Drama Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Auditioning for Film and Television : Secrets from a Casting Director

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Nothing was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Enjoy the casting process Actors who get cast are actors who enjoy the casting process. When I was casting Dune for the Science Fiction Channel, I met one talented actor, Anna Rust, who...

Playing the Camera

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The area immediately around the lens is the most powerful place to look because the audience can see into your soul. Moving your eyes is a natural response to what happens in the inner or outer world. When this happens within the area...

Glossary of Shots

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...So here is what you need to know about individual shots: Master This is generally the first shot to be done within a scene. It's usually a wide shot of all the action and dialogue and all continuity will usually be matched to this....

Listening

Bill Britten

Bill Britten is a senior lecturer in Screen Acting and Directing at the Drama Centre, London. He regularly runs classes for professional actors at the Actors Centre and coaches performers from other disciplines wanting to move into acting. He also works extensively internationally as a business communications coach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Stage to Screen : A Theatre Actor's Guide to Working on Camera

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Listening is often more important than speaking. Listening is about trying to figure out what's happening in the other character's inner world and saying your lines to affect this. Listening and the inner world Of all the elements...