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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Don't assume anything. Investigate. Imagine. Choose. THE TECHNIQUE OF
THREE POSSIBLE One of the best things that can happen on a First Read is that
there will be lines that you don't understand, and that don't fit. An unfortunate ...
Whatever you do, when you communicate with the actors, don't communicate
anxiety. Keep your attention forward. If there is a problem, get excited about
finding the solution. 2) Don't ask for a re-performance. If you love the take or
Sometimes an actor will say “I don't feel it,” or “I have to feel it.” But when acting is
really good, when it has simplicity and truth, it often doesn't feel like anything.
When you find (through script analysis and rehearsal) the objective structure, ...
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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