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Body Heat – Plot Synopsis

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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...First, let me give you a rough synopsis of the plot. Ned Racine is a lawyer in a mid-sized, middle-American town. He has dubious ethics, is a bit of a ladies’ man and is bored. He meets and then pursues Matty, a devastatingly attractive...

The Big Differences

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 are three primary differences between stage and screen:The camera comes so close there is no need to project. The screen actor must concern himself primarily with the character's reality rather than the audience's experience of his...

Positioning Yourself for 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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...When being filmed in a ‘dirty single’ try to keep a consistent distance between the head of the other actor and the camera, to help the composition. Scenes are often shot from opposing angles and you can frequently help the coverage...

Overlaps

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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...Overlaps are one of the most technically demanding aspects of screen acting. When asked to do a take with ‘no overlaps’, you must make sure there is a tiny gap between your dialogue and that of the other actors, even if, in story terms, you...

Additional Dialogue Recording (ADR)

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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...You may be called upon to re-record lines of dialogue in a recording studio weeks or months after the shoot has finished. Recreating your emotional state is key to doing this well. ADR A regular feature of post-production is the need...

Hitting Marks

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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...Movements within the scene are carefully plotted and you will frequently be required to stop on a precise mark indicated by coloured tape on the floor. You must be able to do this without needing to look down to find your mark. Most actors...

Showing and Sharing

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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...On stage you show the audience what your character is experiencing. But the camera comes so close it sees everything and exposes anything fake. Instead of actively communicating with an audience by sending your performance out, your...

Professionalism

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 film and television industry is not a place for amateurs. To have a career, you need to treat it as such, cultivate a deep professionalism and continue to develop your skills. Punctuality Be on time. It can be tempting to think...

Understanding The 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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...Understanding a little about the different categories of shots and the important camera terminology can help you know where you are in the process and therefore pace yourself and manage your energy. Though don't get hung up on the detail...

Getting the Job

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 director is looking to cast someone who is the character rather than someone who can act the character. To maximize your chances of getting the job, prepare thoroughly, turn up on time and be friendly. The casting director may read...