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January 27, 2019
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I had no idea what acting is. Late 40s and I fumbled upon being in a film never ever thinking acting was something I wanted to do. Loved acting from first line delivered. Watched footage and I was horrible! Since then I've taken over 5 acting & voice lesson claasses and read over 6 books and have been in 6 short films. This was the first book to get some basics down to grasp acting. And I like how the author emphasizes that an actor needs all the skills other books layout and acting classes help an actor with their craft. But start here if your older. Children, teens, young adults are better off starting with teachers and the actors craft first...unless you'll be on film within a few weeks!
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December 22, 2014
This is the best book I have seen on technique for screen acting. Patrick Tucker wrote the first one in 1993, and I've been recommending it to my acting students all this time. This new edition includes time code markers for referenced scenes. If you have a DVD of the referenced movie (DVD's are not included), you can go directly to the scene in question and see for yourself what he is talking about in terms of technique. There also is a section on directing actors for film, which I find interesting. I've been teaching acting for many years and have read most of the books on camera technique. This one rises to the top with its straightforward presentation.
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