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Author Bishop, Nancy, 1966-

Title Auditioning for film and television : secrets from a casting director / Nancy Bishop.

Publication Info. London, UK ; New York : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  791.4302 BIS    AVAILABLE
Edition New edition.
Description xvi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Part 1 Success strategies for casting, Enjoy casting, Prepare Make choices Act and react in the moment, Play in the eyes, Possess an inner monologue. Commit to the scene -- not the lines in the scene Stake a claim, take a risk, Tell the story, Listen Part 2 The nuts and bolts of casting, FAQs about auditioning and casting FAQs about casting directors, agents and managers Part 3 Marketing: the tools of the trade, Archetypes for actor branding, Headshots, CV or resume, Showreel or demo reel How to prepare a self audition, Internet casting and marketing Part 4 Perspectives from the other side of the looking glass, The casting director is on your side, Showbiz ain't fair, Perspectives from casting directors around the world iii Part 5 Practical exercises Your camera and you Exercise 1. Warm up Exercise 2. Blank scenes Exercise 3. Listening and the inner monologue Exercise 4. 'Over there!' -- Playing with the eyes Exercise 5. Playing the objective Exercise 6. Strategies Exercise 7. 'Get out of the chair' Exercise 8. Cold reading Exercise 9. Telling a story Part 6 Scene analysis 1. The Bourne Identity 2. Anne Frank 3. Alien Vs. Predator 4. Euro Trip Conclusion Bibliography Index.
Part one. Audition success strategies. Enjoy auditioning -- Prepare -- Make choices -- Determine the stakes -- Tell the story -- Act and react in the moment -- Play in the eyes -- Commit to the scene -- Stake a claim on the role, take a risk -- Listen -- Make your own work -- Part two. Actor marketing in the Internet age. Archetype as branding -- Winning headshots -- CV or resumé -- Show reels and video clips -- The self-taped audition -- Internet casting and online presence -- Social media -- IMDb: we love it, we hate it -- Part three. The world market. Where to live as an actor and other conundrums -- Success stories: actors who live and work internationally -- Regional casting directors -- Part four. Perspectives from the other side of the looking glass. The casting director is on your side -- Showbiz ain't fair -- Part five. Frequently asked questions: the nuts and bolt of casting. Frequently asked questions about auditioning -- Frequently asked questions about casting directors, agents and managers -- Part six. Practical exercises. Exercise 1. Pre-casting warm up -- Exercise 2. Telling a story -- Exercise 3. Blank scenes -- Exercise 4. Listening and the inner monologue -- Exercise 5. 'Over there' -- Exercise 6. Improvisation/Playing the objective -- Exercise 7. Telephone conversation -- Exercise 8. 'Get out of the chair' -- Exercise 9. Sight reading techniques -- Part seven. Scene analysis. Scene I. Mirrors -- Scene II. 360 -- Scene III. Crossing lines -- Scene IV. Crossing lines, second scene.
Summary "'If you're working with Nancy Bishop you know you're in good, accomplished hands, whether you're a director or an actor.' - Neil Burger, Director of The Illusionist. Auditioning for Film and Television is a must-have book and video guide for actors, written from the perspective of a Casting Director and offering practical advice on audition technique, scene analysis, online casting and social media. Auditioning for Film and Television is a practical workbook written from a casting director's point of view that teaches actors the craft of film auditioning in front of the camera. It shows actors how to use today's internet technologies to advance their careers and features success strategies and actual exercises to achieve results in the casting studio. A new edition of the popular Secrets from the Casting Couch, and now including video, Auditioning for Film and Television includes commentary, analysis and questions in workbook form for scenes from many celebrated films; exercises for actors to practise in front of a camera; and advice on career advancement and marketing in the age of social media"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Motion pictures -- Casting.
Acting -- Auditions.
DRAMA / General.
Acting -- Auditions. (OCoLC)fst00796147
Motion pictures -- Casting. (OCoLC)fst01027301
Added Title Secrets from the casting couch
ISBN 9781472526366 (paperback)
1472526368 (paperback)
9781472524171 (ePDF)
9781472526281 (ePub)

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