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Author Woolson, Michael

Title Emotion on demand : an actor's workbook for mastering emotional triggers / Michael Woolson

Publ Info Hollywood, [Calif.] : Drama Publishers/Quite Specific Media Group, [2010]
2010
Edition Updated and expanded edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  PN2075 .W664 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript v, 242 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "First published 2008" -- T.p. verso
Includes bibliographic references (p. [233]-235)
Contents Personal questions -- First exercise -- What is a trigger? -- Emotional prep vs. mid-scene triggers -- Does all material need triggering? -- Trusting the work -- What is an Objective? -- Testing your objective -- Real Life, Imagination, & 50/50 -- Real life -- Imagination -- 50/50 -- Core Sources -- Core sources defined -- Locating moments -- Identifying core sources -- Lists and examples -- A dreamer examines his pillow -- Sensory Questions -- Trigger Traps & Pitfalls -- Playing at the mood -- Pushing -- Being self-indulgent -- Over-preparing -- Feeling Blocked -- In process -- Tips & Tricks -- Getting to sadness from a moment of joy -- Using loved ones -- Overlaying -- Physical triggers -- Photographs & films -- Unresolved choices -- Physical pain -- Fear -- Instant connection -- Hot & cold -- Prepping for tears -- Letting the Feeling Go -- The Contract -- The Emotional Focus Warm-Up -- Working from an Event -- Working from an Emotion -- Working from a Given Scenario -- Words of Wisdom -- Physical Triggers -- News Story -- Sensory Events -- Best Friend's Eulogy -- Your Eulogy -- Music Work -- Core Emotion Monologue -- Working from a Line of Dialogue -- More Technique -- Super-objective -- Emotional relationship -- Moment before -- Intentions -- Environment/fourth wall -- Obstacles -- Background/inner imagery -- Stakes -- Physical life, business doings -- Vew of the world -- Destination -- Trusting the work -- One Final Note -- Fifty Character Questions
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-235)
In film, television and theater, scripts often demand that actors reach intense emotional places. Great actors know how to personalize these emotions. They make them real, they make them specific, and they make us remember them. Emotion on Demand demystifies the process by breaking it down into a simple, straightforward technique. --from publisher description
LC subject Acting
Acting -- Study and teaching
Alt Title Actor's workbook for mastering emotional triggers
ISBN 9780896762657 (pbk.)
0896762653