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 director is responsible for seeing to it that an emotional event takes place,
and for stringing the events of each scene together to make a story. A helpful way
to go about identifying the event of a scene is by breaking it down into its beats.
The emotional event is the artistic reason for putting the scene up on a movie
screen, what you want to say about life with the scene, and the relationship of this
scene to the story arc. In this scene I have said that the emotional event is a threat
Think of your film as a story that you are telling to one person. Pick a specific
person from your own life that you are telling this story for, and keep an empathic
sense of that person's interest and connection to the story uppermost in every ...
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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