Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television
This is essential reading for anyone interested in directing or acting. Judith Weston's brilliance is to recognize that directors, actors, writers, and technicians are involved in a process that is at essence a collaboration. In order for them to have the best shot at creating something true and meaningful, they must share a language and a method of exchange that fosters creative cooperation. Weston rightly sees the director as the central figure in inspiring the energy of a production's harmony. She advises the prospective director on every aspect of a stage or film production, showing how the director can draw the best performances possible from actors. -- From Amazon.com.
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And you need to be able to see and feel it not just on a movie screen but while it
is happening in front of you. In other words, you need to be in the moment; you
need to be able to listen, too. Your eyes must be open, relaxed, and soft, able to ...
The actors need your full concentration if you are going to be able to tell whether
the emotional event of the scene was achieved. This does not mean that I think
shot composition and framing are unimportant; but if you want the actors to fill up
You need to be able to match energies with them. If your energy is much higher
or much lower than theirs is, you won't be able to communicate. You can talk to
them more freely about feelings than you can talk to adult actors, because they ...
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Anyone who is interested in working with actors should read this book; It's one of my the very best books I've read on the subject. Read full review