Acting for Film (Second Edition) By Cathy Haase
An authoritative training manual for film actors and teachers

“In today's entertainment industry of buff bodies and beautiful faces, it's easy to think that a couple of sit-ups and high cheek bones can create a movie legend,” writes film veteran Cathy Haase. However, she adds, what the actor really must have are “technique, craft, and a depth of self-knowledge.” In Acting for Film, Second Edition, Haase shows actors how to develop all of these, sharing her secrets (developed through years of on-camera work) for creating characters who come alive and who touch the souls of the audience.

Readers will learn how to apply theatrical training to film acting and hone a personal approach to rendering a character. Acting for Film, Second Edition, is an essential guide for aspiring performers, acting teachers, and anyone interested in gaining a greater understanding of the craft. This new edition includes:

  • Exercises in facial expressiveness
  • Tips for maintaining proper eye focus in front of the camera and conveying the “beats” of a scene, even in the shortest takes
  • Advice on modulating voice and breath for maximum effect
  • Proven techniques for adapting to the styles of different directors;
  • Preparation for the first day on set, enduring multiple takes, and on-the-set waiting
  • And much, much more
  • For any performer who intends to make a living in front of the camera, Acting for Film, Second Edition, is the most authoritative resource! With Haase’s experience and advice in their pocket, readers will be prepared to land the film role they’ve been dreaming of.

    TitleActing for Film (Second Edition)
    AuthorBy Cathy Haase
    PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
    ImprintAllworth Press
    Published4 September 2018
    Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

    About the author

    Cathy Haase has been acting professionally for over 30 years. A faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and a workshop leader for the Actors Studio, she lives in New York City.

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