Trade Secrets

Australian Actors and Their Craft

Author: Terence Crawford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Acting

Page: 228

View: 4391


Australian actors are now taking their place on the international stage, becoming regulars among the nominees and winners of major international acting awards. They are famously indifferent to the honing of their skills outside of the actual workplace... this book is a response to a nagging feeling Ive had for many years that Australian actors are making it up as they go along... (Terence Crawford). So what is it about the approach, technique and focus of the Australian actor that has the entertainment worlds favour and respect? How do our best actors do what they do? 'Trade Secrets' is a fascinating examination of the acting processes of fourteen of Australias finest actors and will feature interviews with: Paula Arundell, Bille Brown, Helen Buday, Joel Edgerton, Judi Farr, John Gaden, Paul Goddard, Robert Grubb, Wendy Hughes, Heather Mitchell, Sean O'Shea, Pamela Rabe, Geoffrey Rush and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell. Each chapter gives an overview of the actors life, training, inspiration and reputation followed by an extensive interview with them about their craft and how they approach it.

Collection # 6

30 New Scripts from the Australian Script Centre

Author: N.A

Publisher: Australian Script Centre

ISBN: 9780957754461

Category: Australian drama

Page: 96

View: 7294


The Australian Script Centre promotes and distributes some of Australia's best performace writing to a variety of markets. This collection profiles the best scripts from the 2005-6 program. It includes major prize winners, critical and popular successes and yet to be produced gems.

Self-Management for Actors

Getting Down to (Show) Business

Author: Bonnie Gillespie

Publisher: Cricket Feet Pub

ISBN: 9780972301961

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 423

View: 1071


This book will help you take control of the business side of your creative career. By learning how to build your brand, target your buyers, create content that showcases you best, and pitch like the rockstar you are, you'll build a fulfilling career (wherever you live) that helps rocket you to the next tier.


the secret work of Soviet secret agents

Author: John Barron

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 623

View: 5383


Dimensions of Acting

An Australian Approach

Author: Terence Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780868198835

Category: Acting

Page: 167

View: 2830


Stanislavski or Lecoq? Laban or Meisner? Its all a bit intimidating. But if you're really serious about being an actor, you have to start somewhere. This is the first comprehensive look at acting from an Australian perspective. Crawford takes a fresh approach to acting based on eight Dimensions of performance.

Chinese Industrial Espionage

Technology Acquisition and Military Modernisation

Author: William C. Hannas,James Mulvenon,Anna B. Puglisi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135952612

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4565


This new book is the first full account, inside or outside government, of China’s efforts to acquire foreign technology. Based on primary sources and meticulously researched, the book lays bare China’s efforts to prosper technologically through others' achievements. For decades, China has operated an elaborate system to spot foreign technologies, acquire them by all conceivable means, and convert them into weapons and competitive goods—without compensating the owners. The director of the US National Security Agency recently called it "the greatest transfer of wealth in history." Written by two of America's leading government analysts and an expert on Chinese cyber networks, this book describes these transfer processes comprehensively and in detail, providing the breadth and depth missing in other works. Drawing upon previously unexploited Chinese language sources, the authors begin by placing the new research within historical context, before examining the People’s Republic of China’s policy support for economic espionage, clandestine technology transfers, theft through cyberspace and its impact on the future of the US. This book will be of much interest to students of Chinese politics, Asian security studies, US defence, US foreign policy and IR in general.

The Actor And The Text

Author: Cicely Berry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753547341

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 1237


Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is world-famous for her voice teaching. The Actor and the Text is her classic book, distilled from years of working with actors of the highest calibre.

Acting in LA

How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood

Author: Kristina Sexton

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1621536238

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 3900


Each year, hundreds of aspiring and experienced actors head to LA hoping to make it big in Hollywood. While many of them have their acting chops in shape, few realize what it actually takes to survive in Tinseltown. Even if they happen to make it onto a set, many are clueless about what’s expected of them and how they should behave. Acting in LA: How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood is exactly what these actors need: a handbook to arriving, surviving, and thriving on- and off-set in LA. Written by veteran Hollywood actor, acting coach, and acting teacher Kristina Sexton, this comprehensive guide takes no prisoners. With just enough snark to keep readers entertained—and on their toes—Acting in LA delivers solid advice on such topics as: Headshots, resumes, and reels How to find your “image” and market it The SAG/AFTRA debate Networking Agents and managers The importance of creating your own opportunities Maintaining a life outside of acting Setiquette On-set terminology And much more A comprehensive guide that can be utilized by actors either inside or outside Hollywood, Acting in LA relies on Kristina’s real-life experience as a working actress and exposes the pleasures, pitfalls, and practicalities of pursuing a career in acting.

Secrets of Screen Acting

Author: Patrick Tucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317579658

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

View: 7275


When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each image in terms of this new rectangle and actors must 'fit' into the frame. Based on a revolutionary non-Method approach to acting, this book shows what actually works: how an actor, an announcer--anyone working in front of the cameras--gives excellent performances on screen. Instead of starting with what is real and trying to wrestle that onto the screen, Patrick Tucker explains how to work with the realities of a shoot and work from there towards the real. His step-by-step guide to the elements of effective screen acting is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field, containing over 50 acting exercises and the tried-and-tested Screen Acting Checklist. As well as being completely updated to cover new techniques, film references and insights, this third edition now includes a set of Film Clip Time Codes for each film. These not only itemise the films discussed in each chapter, but also pinpoint the precise moments where each example can be found so that students, teachers, and professional actors can refer to them quickly and easily.

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!

Author: Thomas Lennon,Robert Ben Garant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439186766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2328


The writers of Reno 911! and several other feature films trace their haphazard experiences in the movie industry, revealing the process through which they worked on script development with executives and stars, pacified exploitative decision makers and fought to be paid for their work.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Author: John le Carre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743457900

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7493


George Smiley, an agent at the very highest level of British Intelligence, enters the twilight world of espionage and his own past when he is assigned to discover which of his four closest colleagues is a double agent.

Secrets to Winning at Office Politics

How to Achieve Your Goals and Increase Your Influence at Work

Author: Marie G. McIntyre, Ph.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429967129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5590


Get Ahead, Gain Influence, Get What You Want Office politics are an unavoidable fact of life in every workplace. To accomplish your personal and business goals, you must learn to successfully play the political game in your organization. Whether you are a new player or a seasoned veteran, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics can help you increase your personal power without compromising your integrity or taking advantage of others. This smart, practical guide shows you how to stop wasting energy on things you can't change and start taking steps to get what you want. Written by an organizational psychologist and corporate consultant, Marie G. McIntyre's Secrets to Winning at Office Politics uses real-life examples of political winners and losers to illustrate the behaviors that contribute to success or failure at work. You will be shown techniques for managing your boss more effectively, improving your influence skills, changing the way you are perceived, and dealing with difficult people. Using these proven strategies for political success, you will then be able to create a Political Game Plan that outlines the steps necessary to accomplish your own individual goals.

How to be a Working Actor

Author: Mari Lyn Henry,Lynne Rogers

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0823088952

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 426

View: 7906


Describes what the decision-makers are looking for during auditions, interviews, or when looking through portfolios and provides advice on using the Internet to search for acting opportunities.

How to Build an Online Business

Australia's Top Digital Disruptors Reveal Their Secrets for Launching and Growing an Online Business

Author: Bernadette Schwerdt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730345440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 3292


The ultimate guide to launching and growing an online business You’ve got a crazy idea, a hobby, a business or special expertise. You want to take it online, and you want to it be a money-making success. But what do you do next? Using a simple 5-step approach, best-selling author and digital marketing specialist Bernadette Schwerdt uncovers the inside tips and tricks that Australia’s most successful online entrepreneurs use to build their multi-million dollar businesses. For those just starting out, this book will help you identify the best business idea to pursue, guide you on how to set it up and give you the strategies to grow it quickly using low-cost tools. For those with existing businesses, you’ll learn how to maximise your online impact and access the little-known but powerful tools and technologies the top disruptors use to create a global presence. Featuring dozens of case studies of how Australia’s most successful disruptors have done it, Bernadette reveals the underlying patterns common to all successful online businesses – what they did right, what they did wrong, what they would do differently and the short cuts to building an online business that only the successful know. You’ll learn how to: Develop the entrepreneurial mindset needed to turn your passion, hobby or expertise into an online business Access free tools and technologies to help you build and test your online idea (before launching) to ensure a viable market exists Create a minimum viable product (MVP) that attracts attention and generates instant income Source web developers, designers and other important suppliers for a fraction of the usual cost Write, pitch, persuade and present like a professional to attract investors, customers and high-quality strategic partners Understand the basics of the Internet of Things, virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence and use these technologies to help your business create a point of difference Work from home and set up your online business in just a few hours a week Whether you are starting an online business or building on an existing one, How to Build an Online Business is your complete, how-to guide for making it a success.

Stop Acting Rich

...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire

Author: Thomas J. Stanley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470552773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1665


The bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Door reveals easy ways to build real wealth With well over two million of his books sold, and huge praise from many media outlets, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley is a recognized and highly respected authority on how the wealthy act and think. Now, in Stop Acting Rich ? and Start Living Like a Millionaire, he details how the less affluent have fallen into the elite luxury brand trap that keeps them from acquiring wealth and details how to get out of it by emulating the working rich as opposed to the super elite. Puts wealth in perspective and shows you how to live rich without spending more Details why we spend lavishly and how to stop this destructive cycle Discusses how being "rich" means more than just big houses and luxury cars A defensive strategy for tough times, Stop Acting Rich shows readers how to live a rich, happy life through accumulating more wealth and using it to achieve the type of financial freedom that will create true happiness and fulfillment.

Secrets from the Casting Couch

On Camera Strategies for Actors from a Casting Director

Author: Nancy Bishop

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408143909

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 2193


"Any actor who is serious about his or her career should read this book" Matthew Stillman, Producer: Casino Royale, Wanted, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. "As a director, casting a movie can be a terrifying process. Put the wrong actor in your project and you're sunk. How do you find the right person? ... 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 Why is it that so many good actors don't perform well at castings? Secrets from the Casting Couch gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director's point of view, teaching the craft of film casting in front of camera. It shows how actors can work with today's internet technologies to get cast and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. Emmy-award nominated casting director Nancy Bishop C.SA., has developed a successful approach through many years experience of working in the casting studio. The author also runs internationally recognised master classes throughout Europe and the US and is the head of the Prague Film School Acting Department.

The Science of On-Camera Acting

Author: Andrea Morris,Paul Ekman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990733218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

View: 5197


For screen actors who need a no-nonsense method for creating exceptional performances for all types of roles, in all genres, in the real-world of working and auditioning in film and television. The Science of On-Camera Acting challenges classic and contemporary acting approaches through an examination of the camera's unique perspective and what neuroscience now tells us about how our brains actually work. Featuring exclusive insights from one of the most influential psychologists of the past century, Dr. Paul Ekman, this unique, streamlined, science-based approach offers mastery of naturalism, comedy, and complex character work in the short time actors have to prepare for auditions and bookings. At the same time, these techniques keep actors out of their heads and grounded in impulse and inspiration while still delivering in a highly competitive field. Many well-intended books and approaches geared toward actors misappropriate science and use pop psychology to validate their teachings. The Science of On-Camera Acting is a groundbreaking approach that offers a comprehensive, scientifically demonstrable path for actors to access their deep reservoirs of creativity and talent. Read this book to learn a method that surpasses theory and actually works.

Secrets for the Mad

Obsessions, Confessions, and Life Lessons

Author: Dodie Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150118010X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2677


Originally published: Great Britain: Ebury, 2017.