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Lights, Camera, Action!: Making Movies and TV from the Inside Out [Paperback]

Lisa O'Brien , Stephen MacEachern
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Book Description

March 14 2007
Updated with a new cover, this bestselling, engaging book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the film, TV and stage industries. Written by a seasoned insider, the conversational tone and vibrant illustrations will guide budding actors and directors through the development and production of movies and TV shows from early concept through final production. Included are interviews with pros, fun exercises and showbiz trivia, plus a note to parents and a list of resources. "An easy to get, fun yet thorough explanation of every aspect of the entertainment business." (Joe Stillman, Screenwriter, Shrek 1, 2 and 3) "The kind of book you'll want to refer to again and again." (Quill and Quire) Ages 8-12.


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Grade 4-8-A breezy look at the filmmaking process using the conceit of a fictional motion picture and two teens who audition for and are cast in the production. The book focuses primarily on the acting end of the business: how to get an agent, preparing for an audition, creating a character once you've been cast, and what to expect during the shooting phase. In between, there is information about screenplay writing, special effects, and how a film is marketed. However, the story focuses on the actors, and descriptions are given in the context of telling the performers what to expect. A brief final section gives information on television and voice-over work. The author's straightforward presentation is obviously from the point of view of an insider. The book is designed for casual browsers, and there is enough variety in the page layout to keep reluctant readers interested. Serviceable cartoon drawings appear on every page. The text is broken up with "Director's Notes" and suggestions and practical activities for aspiring actors. Brief boxed interviews with actual people involved in filmmaking and "popcorn quiz" trivia questions are scattered throughout. "Screen Speak" glossaries of unfamiliar movie jargon, a note for stage parents, a list of resources, and a short index are included. This book would be most helpful for aspiring actors who want to be in pictures.
Tim Wadham, Dallas Public Library, TX
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Enjoy the pictures, read valuable tips, learn ‘screen speak,’ answer trick questions and have a blast. The process of film-making can be so much fun with this book’s guidance. Lights, Camera, Action! is a valuable resource for actors and parents who may have a star on their hands. But most importantly, kids will enjoy the step-by-step process and tips and tools of the trade in these colorful pages.

The Business of show business can be tricky, filled with pitfalls — especially for young actors. Lights, Camera, Action! gives kids and their families very practical and professional advice to help them understand how the industry works.

The numerous interviews, examples and fast facts in the Popcorn Quizzes provide a lot of interesting and relevant information for students who are fascinated with the media. Recommended.

I wish I would have had a book like this when I was younger! It is so helpful to be savvy to the realities of Film/TV Production: from learning what 'sides' are to meeting the crew, to even editing and special effects.

What a great guide! It's an easy to get, fun yet thorough explanation of every aspect of the entertainment business. Lisa O'Brien lays out all the details in a clear, simple way that a child can understand. Which means that everyone in my business should read it.

...the kind of book you'll want to refer to again and again.

Lights, Camera, Action! is an excellent resource for those interested in working in movies and television, but also for simply understanding the process involved…Highly recommend[ed].

Lights, Camera, Action! is a terrific book that gives kids and their families a clear, concise snapshot of the film and television industry with lots of useful information about how to pursue a career in film or TV.

This book would be most helpful for aspiring actors who want to be in pictures.

It is packed with extremely valuable information for anyone interested in the craft of acting and movie making. I've been performing since I was very young — and I learned tons from this book!

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Format:Hardcover
This book has everything you ever wanted to know about auditons, agents, filming and effects. You follow Johnny as he is cast in the movie "The Mists of Time".
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Book March 15 2000
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Format:Hardcover
This book tells you how movies are made. It is a great book to read if you are a beginning actor/actress. It is very interesting. I highly recomend this book for kids.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for kids Nov. 14 2007
By H. Bowen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
While this book has a large section geared towards actors and that aspect of the industry, it also has other sections that talk about various aspects of producing a movie including script and sound effects. I was generally pleased to purchase this for my ten yr old to get a grip on what was involved in actually making a movie. It is fun and easy to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book March 15 2006
By R. Martijena - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My 5 year old son is a model and has begun auditioning for commercials. This book has been great to read together to learn terminology that is used in the business and to understand the entire process and how everything fits together and relates in the business. It's a great book for anyone new to the acting business.
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Book March 15 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book tells you how movies are made. It is a great book to read if you are a beginning actor/actress. It is very interesting. I highly recomend this book for kids.
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is everything you wanted to know about showbiz! Oct. 14 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book has everything you ever wanted to know about auditons, agents, filming and effects. You follow Johnny as he is cast in the movie "The Mists of Time".
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