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Acting for the Camera

Acting for the Camera
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Author: Tony Barr
Foreword by: Ed Asner
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 384
Pub. Date: 1997
Edition: Revised
ISBN-10: 0060928190
ISBN-13: 9780060928193

About the Book:

Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years of experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera.

This updated edition of Acting for the Camera includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors.

Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the camera — and all those who want to.

What people say:

"…his work has earned him a solid reputation as a teacher of acting techniques… for motion pictures and television. In Acting For The Camera he has put it all down on paper." — Variety

"A first-class book for the beginner and refreshing review for any pro." — Los Angeles Times

"The actor searching for practical advice on the technique of acting for film will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive and inspirational volume." — Drama-Logue

"It's always fabulous when someone can finally write a coherent, helpful guide to what acting on film is all about without losing the understanding for the craft. Tony Barr has done it, folks." — Henry Winkler, actor-producer

"When I finished, I had learned a thing or two. I've been acting for thirty years and… don't think I'm not going to try the things I've learned from reading your book, the next time out." — Karl Malden, Academy Award winning actor

"Tony Barr has made it eloquently simple with Acting For The Camera. It is fast reading, easily understood, and beautifully laid out. Now I know what I do." — Ed Asner, Emmy Award winning actor

"Tony Barr's Acting for the Camera is the best book of its kind I know. I've read it many times, and it is a must for any actor who is interested in a career in film." — Sharon Gless, Emmy Award winning actor

About the Author:

Tony Barr (1921-2002) was an American network television executive who began as an actor and then became a respected acting coach and founder of Film Actors Workshop. His book, Acting For the Camera is considered one of the best books on the art and craft of film acting. He oversaw the production of Magnum PI, Baretta, Charlie's Angels, Starsky and Hutch and many more.