Synopsis

The Actor and the Camera

The Actor and the Camera $19.99

Denis Lawson

Published by Nick Hern Books

Drawing on his lifetime career in front of and behind the camera, Denis Lawson offers a wonderfully accessible introduction to acting for film and TV

For the young actor hoping to break into the industry whether in a drama series, soap or sitcom this book is the ultimate insider's guide.

The author takes us on a guided tour of the film or TV set from day one

We meet the various members of the crew, from the director of photography to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ADs, and learn what each of them does and how to get the most from them in your work as an actor

Then comes the actual business of shooting the scenes, beginning with read-throughs and rehearsals (if any), on to hitting your mark and getting your eye-line right, finishing with the actor's involvement in post-production

Throughout, Lawson takes the actor's point of view, offering encouragement and enlightenment, as well as being refreshingly candid about some of the more inane procedures

Above all, he offers a magnificent array of tips and inside knowledge for coping with what can be a daunting experience for a hopeful young actor

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"Denis is a great actor and he's always been my inspiration, since I was a child He's the only person really in the world who I discuss acting with if I feel that I'm stuck. I love watching him still" ~ Ewan McGregor

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