Changing the face of acting...
Acting Face to Face: the Actor’s Guide to Understanding How Your Face Communicates Emotion for TV and Film is about the “Language of the Face” - or how the face communicates nonverbally. It is the first book to truly define the significance between acting for the stage and acting for the camera. The actor who has the skill to create and control what his or her face is communicating is the actor most suited to work in front of the camera
Acting Face to Face illustrates why only a small percentage of actors get the majority of on-camera work. And it reveals the tools you'll need to level the playing field. The book contains detailed photos and experiential exercises. It also helps you understand how you personally communicate and what might be missing or misread about your facial expressions, so you can take your acting to the next level.
After working with thousands of actors and studying the work of leading researchers in the field of emotions for over 15 years, John Sudol – a veteran actor, director, casting director, Hollywood acting teacher and audition coach – has developed this book series, which literally changes the face of acting.
Though developed specifically for actors, this book is also helpful to anyone in the communications business who would benefit from knowing how their face nonverbally speaks to others.
Acting Face to Face 2: How to Create Genuine Emotion for TV and Film (AFF2) is the second book in a series about the “Language of the Face” - or how the face communicates nonverbally. Building upon the work and concepts of leading researchers, including Paul Ekman, AFF2 expands on the science of emotions offering practical exercises to guide its readers to true Emotional Alignment.
Acting Face to Face 2 is not just another book on acting theory, it's a complete step by step course in emotion training. For the first time, you will see with how the science of emotion meets the art of expression and can assist all actors in achieving the real and genuine emotion necessary to communicate to the director, producer, casting director and ultimately the audience.
You’ll learn to speak the Language of the Face and implement John Sudol's groundbreaking set of tools for actors and business professionals alike. Sudol explains to readers how to assess their own face and thereby how to control and create genuine emotion for the camera and do it on demand and repeat it consistently. Bottom line- AFF2 contains ALL and more of what you were never told about on-camera acting.
AFF2 contains links to videos, detailed photos, audio exercises and worksheets for each of the muscle groups associated with the seven universal emotions- Happy, Sad, Contempt, Fear, Surprise, Disgust and Anger.