Auditioning and Acting for the Camera: Proven Techniques for Auditioning and Performing in Film, Episodic Tv, Sitcoms, Soap Operas, Commercials, and Industrials (Career Development Series)

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Paperback book.

Product Details

  • Series: Career Development Series
  • Paperback: 295 pages
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus (August 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1575252759
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575252759
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Customer Reviews

Get this book! An actors bible to camera work

6 people found this helpful.
 on March 4, 2005
By W. Ferriter
This is a terrific book. Acting is a craft, so like any other craft it has it’s changes. It should come as no surprise that there are growing number of facets where knowledge can give you an edge. No actor can be expected to know everything. Enter John Shepard. Here’s a book that spells out the variety of camera work out there. Should you find yourself up for a commercial, industrial, creating CD Roms, Soap Opera, film, or episodic TV, Shepard has a chapter on each one. Everything, from what you wear to the details of auditioning techniques, is laid out. Do you expect to be working on location? Shepard tells you what you can expect as well as what’s expected of you. There are sample scripts, scenes to practice and exercises to sharpen your skills. This book is full of good stuff.

Things I wish I had known for 20 years

3 people found this helpful.
 on September 10, 2007
By Nancy Mimless
As a “working actor” I wish I had known 20 years ago even 1 of these techniques or pieces of information. It would have changed my career. John Shepard’s book is beyond informative -its a miracle.

Highly recommend!

 on November 17, 2014
By Shannon Lewis
I have just recently began acting professionally in LA, and dusted this book off of my shelf and it has helped so much. I was trained for the theatre growing up so the camera is something new to me. John W. Shepard breaks down the auditioning process really well. Highly recommend!

great information

One person found this helpful.
 on October 6, 2014
By Tibbie
helps you avoid many pitfalls of auditions. How to make a difference, stand out and get rid of fears. wonderful book

Five Stars

 on September 6, 2015
By Douglas La Rue
Very good. It is a text that I recommend to people getting into the industry.

Textbook Acting………

 on September 23, 2015
By Wondertrout
This book was bought for my Grandson’s class and I have heard no complaints.


One person found this helpful.
 on March 16, 2011
By Paul D. Harvey
This was an experiment for our son and his interest in home video antics. He is always interested in learning new things

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