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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But you can't decide to be inspired. And if you try to be inspired, the strain of the
effort only creates tension, taking you farther and farther away from the
effortlessness that characterizes inspiration. Technique does two wonderful
things: it gives ...
We can't decide which ones will work unless we try them out with actors.) At the
moment, we don't have a script, or even a set of facts, from which to make a
proper scene analysis, so I'm going to refer you to a list in the Appendix called
Although we can't decide how to feel, we can decide what to do. This makes the
verb, something that we are doing, a playable choice and a playable direction.
The action verbs describe an emotional transaction; when people do things to ...
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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