An essential handbook for anyone who wants to act on television and film
– by a leading teacher of screen acting.
For any aspiring screen actor, the challenge is to combine all the
components of your craft with an ability to handle the technical demands of
acting for the camera within the often bewildering environment of a film set.
Michael Bray takes you step by step through all the challenges you'll
face, demystifying the processes you'll encounter, and helping you develop the
necessary skills, including:
to approach the script and prepare your character
to maintain your concentration and learn to relax on set
to deliver your lines and improve your vocal range
to master continuity, eye lines, and hitting your marks
to tackle auditions to ensure your best chance of getting the job
Full of invaluable advice, extracts from screenplays, numerous
illustrations and practical exercises – which can be undertaken on your own,
using the camera on your phone – this book is an accessible and authoritative
guide to developing a successful career as a screen actor.