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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SHOOTING “Once they're in that starting-gate position and ready to go, it's really
a case of nurturing, and trusting, and letting them have a good time. I don't even
necessarily mean, by a good time, laughing on the set — although we have a lot
It can be very useful to shoot a scene two different ways. It takes the pressure off
both ways. Two different endings ... they were not thinking of that take as “the end
of the movie.” If you get pressure from an actor or a producer 287 SHOOTING.
If you get pressure from an actor or a producer to shoot a scene his way instead
of yours, think of the idea of shooting it both ways as an opportunity, not a burden.
If you have not gotten what you want from an actor after many takes, you might ...
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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