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Author Leberg, Dan, author

Title Screen acting : a cognitive approach / Dan Leberg
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (x, 209 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : The missing parts -- The moving parts -- All by our selves : Empathy and acting -- The actor's three empathetic connections -- Acting culture and audition preparation -- Empathetic work prior to shooting -- Empathy on set -- Conclusion : "Ready for my close-up."
Summary "Takes a cognitive approach to screen acting. This book approaches film and television acting from an actor's perspective rather than that of an audience member, and therefore theorizes how screen acting works as a process that engages an actor's memory, imagination, emotions, and physical body in the creation of a character. It argues that film actors strive to perform profound empathetic connections with their characters and fellow actors, and then put themselves out there through performing to make those connections clear to the eventual audience. It combines interviews with working professional film and television actors, key insights and methods from Film, Television, and Theatre Studies, and theories of imagination and embodiment to show that screen actors are more than just 'the moving parts' of the mise-en-scene."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Dan Leberg is a Lecturer in Media Studies and Journalism at the University of Groningen, and in Film Studies at Amsterdam University College. Prior to his graduate studies, Leberg worked as a professional classical theatre and film actor for almost 25 years. Alongside his studies, he worked as the Programming Coordinator of the Cinema Politica Network, the world's largest exhibitor of political documentary cinema. His research focuses on cognition in screen media, motion capture performance, and Shakespeare on film and television
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Subject Motion picture acting -- Psychological aspects
Motion picture acting.
Television acting -- Psychological aspects
Television acting.
Emotions and cognition.
PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning.
Emotions and cognition
Motion picture acting
Television acting
Films, cinema.
Film history, theory & criticism.
Television scripts & screenplays.
Performing Arts.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781474484152