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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THE ACTOR-DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP The very best actors make it look easy.
Their technique is invisible, they seem to "become" the character, they seem to
speak and move out of the character's impulses and needs, their feelings well up
It is the director's job to mediate any concerns the actor has about the writing, or
the writer has about the acting. I feel strongly that actor and writer should never
meet without the director present —even when the writer and director are the
The Director's —Jaurney: The Creative Collaboration Between Directors, Writers
and Actors Mark W. Travis Although the director gets most of the credit for the way
a film looks and feels, he or she is actually the center of a creative team that ...
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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