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 facts by themselves are powerful enough to activate his sense of belief.
SENSE OF BELIEF "[Acting] is basically a simple exercise of living life truthfully
under imaginary circumstances." – Bryan Singer, director of “The Usual Suspects
” If an ...
Affective memory (also called emotional memory) is based on the technique of
sense memory. Sense memory is the creation of imaginary objects via the
memory of your five senses—what you see, hear, smell, taste and touch. In a
The actor puts his concentration on a sensation of stiffness or soreness, but not
with any sense of strain or obligation to feel it. Concentration is the operative
word. If the concentration is five or ten percent successful that is plenty;
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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