The Art of Film Acting

A unique film acting experience aimed exclusively at unleashing your emotional power.


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From the Publisher

This guide for actors and directors develops a valid method for training performers to act from their core--whether they are cold reading, auditioning, or performing for film or television. This book teaches actors how to achieve and respond to believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains that the key to a successful performance lies in how the actors relate to one another and to the circumstances. Exercises, including script examples, throughout the book give readers an easy resource for practicing the principles outlined.

The Art of Film Acting applies a classic stage acting method (Stanislavsky) to the more intimate medium of performing before a camera, teaching readers to experience an emotion rather than to indicate it.  Actors and directors just starting out in the business, as well as seasoned professionals, will find this guide invaluable in its ability to cut to the quick of what it means to act well.  Practice complements theory, as this book offers the reader practical tools for audition preparation, sight-reading, and successful improvisation.

Reader Reviews

"Brilliant Insight in a Simplified Approach to Film Acting"

Jeremiah's ability to convey such a clean and concise approach to film acting is endlessly refreshing, especially to the working actor overhwhelmed by the endless masses of techniques and methods out there. He strips acting down to its very essence and truth through his emphasis on being in the moment and on developing ones skills of observation and listening. His simple wisdom reminds us of what we already know-- what we knew as children and chose to forget-- the endless wonder of a human face, the natural expression of unjudged emotion, how to live openly in the present without expectation, to trust unwaveringly in the given circumstances. 

Truly a great work and one every actor, director, artist or film enthusiast should have. I will read this book again and again and I do not doubt that one day it will be a staple in any serious actor's collection. Excellent.

- K. Slager (Los Angeles, CA)

The Corner Stones of a Career

A couple of years and a few feature films later, I can truly say that Jeremiah Comey's Art of Film Acting is the corner stone of my craft as an actor. Since I first picked his book up in a book store somewhere in the center of London 5 years ago, I've been exposed to many other techniques, books and acting styles - and although each of them have been valuable in their own way, none of them has rung as true for me as what you'll find in between these pages. 

Although I've been pursuing my acting career many many thousands of miles away (at the tip of Africa), Jeremiah and the Art of Film Acting have been like a personal coach to me, and when I got to meet him on a trip to L.A. I found the incredibly talented, sincere and accessible person I imagined him to be. 

This book translates the essence of film acting simply, clearly and profoundly. You wont be sorry you bought it.

- Jeanne Wilhelm "Neilson" (Cape Town, South Africa)

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