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The Art of Film Acting by Jeremiah Comey

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Sight Reading

The enjoyment I get out of acting is the risk factor—that feeling of flying without a net.

Michael Douglas

How Sight Reading Works

Alicia arrives at her audition without being “prepared.” Her normal habit on the night before an audition is to memorize the scene and analyze her character in sufficient depth for her to make the creative “choices” that enable her to plan exactly how she will perform the role the next day. But this time she was not able to prepare as usual because her dog had suffered an injury and she had taken him to the veterinarian—the shock and stress of which left her exhausted and upset. In the excitement, she had misplaced her sides. (Sides are pages from the script. The character you are auditioning for ...

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