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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comes out of that, ideas for the characterization that are perhaps better than
either one of you thought of separately. The happiest response an actor can
make to one of your directorial suggestions is, "That gives me an idea for
something to ...
Now, I didn't particularly concern myself with making sense but rather with trying
to find three ideas that were different from each other. I'm looking for something
— anything — to get myself started, so I can feel that I am coming up with ideas ...
The movement ideas that capture your attention will be things that happened
accidentally. The actor probably won't remember, because she was working in
the moment. Your script analysis will have given you ideas for activities for the
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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