The Science Of On-Camera Acting

The Science Of On-Camera Acting

The Science Of On-Camera Acting

"One of the most technically focused on-camera manuals on the market... Morris looks at the neuroscience behind human emotions and what the camera actually captures--from the mechanics of dialogue, voice, and physicality, to discovering your own form of naturalistic acting." -Backstage.com 

The Science of On-Camera Acting is a fusion of art, science, and on-set experience distilled into a working actor's guide for refining on-camera skills and creating memorable roles.
Listed by Time Magazine as one of the world's most influential psychologists, Dr. Paul Ekman shares recent discoveries in psychology and behavioral science that catalyzed this non-analytic approach for mastering naturalism, comedy, and complex character work in the short time actors have to prepare for auditions and bookings. These techniques keep actors out of their heads and grounded in the moment, in a creative flow, channeling impulse into standout performances.

Learn:
  • A step-by-step process for tailoring your work to the camera's perspective.
  • How impulse is your most powerful tool and how to use it with precision.
  • What science tells us about the nature of identity and how to make psycho-physical transformations into compelling characters completely unlike yourself.
  • How to stop micro-expressing nervousness.
  • How the camera reads the stakes of...

Related Books