The author uses her wide experience as an acting and voice coach an major movies to offer insights into the film acting process. She provides tasks, techniques and tips that are designed specifically for film: there's advice to make the first-time film actor feel at home on set, tips on the casting process, how to cope with auditions, on-camera techniques, schedules and shooting order, as well as specific advice from film crews to help an actor's performance. This practical workbook combines exercises and anecdotes in an informal and accessible style, making it the indispensable guide for anyone wishing to light up the silver screen.
MEL CHURCHER was an actor and broadcaster for many years. Her work included leading roles at the Royal National Theatre, New Shakespeare Company and extensive film, radio and television work.
She is now best known as an international acting, dialogue, voice and presentation coach and runs workshops and gives lectures all over the world. She has been voice and text coach for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Open Theatre at Regents Park, Shakespeare's Globe, The Young Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange. Birmingham Repertory Theatre and The Royal Court and has served on the Council of the British Voice Association.
Mel is also one of the top acting and dialogue coaches in movies. Her work as coach includes on: The Lady, The Door, Sherlock Holmes, The Last Station, Control, King Arthur, Danny the Dog/Unleashed, The Fifth Element, The Count of Monte Cristo and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Secret Garden & Madeline - working with actors such as Michelle Yeoh,Gerard Butler, Daniel Craig, Stephen Dillane, Paul Giamatti, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Keira Knightley, Jet Li, Mads Mikkelson, Clive Owen, Sam Riley, Stellan Skarsgard, John Turturro, Jon Voight and Ray Winstone.
She has written numerous articles. Her book 'Acting for Film: Truth 24 Times a Second' is published by Virgin Books/Random House and is now a set book for major drama schools. It is available in printed and ebook form. Her second book 'A Screen Acting Workshop + DVD is published by Nick Hern Books.
(See more about Mel on www.melchurcher.com and on Imdb.com. Her blog is www.truth24timesasecond and she twitters @MelChurcher)