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The Camera Smart Actor

The Camera Smart Actor
Your Price: $23.95 CDN
Author: Richard Brestoff
Publisher: Smith & Kraus
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 242
Pub. Date: 1994
ISBN-10: 1880399768
ISBN-13: 9781880399767

About the Book:

This is it! The real story of what goes on behind the scenes. Your first time on a set – any set, whether you're starting work on a film or guest starring on an hour episodic – is always a new experience, with new people to meet and many unknown elements.

The Camera Smart Actor is very accessible book that provides you with an exclusive and much needed look at the inner workings of a film set. The author discovered on his first day of acting for a TV movie that years of experience in stage acting and graduate education can be inadequate for the technical requirements of film acting. Richard Brestoff wrote this book in the hopes that other actors making the transition from stage to film will be better prepared. By following an actor on his first day of work you encounter the jargon, the situations, the people, the failures and successes of a real world camera job. It's the next best thing to being there. This book, written with a rare combination of humour and insight covers all aspects of the camera actor's world including a fascinating look at how the new technologies and the 500 channel universe affect that world. Become camera smart yourself so that when you get the job you'll be ready.

What people say:

"The Camera Smart Actor by Richard Brestoff is an absolute necessity. He understands what it's like to be on the set for the first time and in nearly 250 pages tells you what you will need to know technically. Bring the book with you and reread it in your dressing room.." — Backstage

About the Author:

Richard Brestoff is a Professor of Drama in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. He is an actor with credits on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theatre, and in film, television and radio.