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The Working Actor Series

Year: 1991, 72 mins
Code: AFT-Dvd

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The following programs are included: ACTORS ON ACTING Australia's leading actors critically de-construct their process, with particular emphasis on TV and film. With absorbing candour they discuss their techniques for making a character come alive and evoking authentic and believable emotional responses on stage. Featuring John Bell, Lorraine Bayly, Noni Hazelhurst, Angela Punch McGregor. 28 mins.

TEACHERS ON ACTING Leading Australian teachers Hayes Gordon, Dean Carey and Murree Hutchinson discuss their approach to the teaching of acting, with emphasis on specific improvisational techniques and the building of a character step-by-step. Their basic tenets are articulated and cut together with visits to their classes. 21 mins.

THE INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE A sharply realistic picture of the working environment of the film, TV and video industry from the actor's point of view. Includes interviews with actors, casting directors, producers, agents and Actors Equity as well as visits to exterior locations and studio shots. 23 mins

The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) is Australia's national screen arts and broadcast school. The school is an Australian Commonwealth government statutory authority. It is a member of the "Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence". AFTRS focus is to advance the success of Australia's screen arts and broadcast industries by developing the skills and knowledge of talented individuals and undertaking research.

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