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 subject of the second beat is a deficiency of Stephen ' s , brought up by
Angel . Niaybe the event here is that ... Then I would have to call the Second
Major Beat ( Small Beats 6 , 7 , and 8 ) “ Stephen ' s plans . ” This shift could be
seen as ...
Now what about Small Beat 9 ? I ' m starting to feel that the central event of the
scene is “ a threat of desertion ” — i . e . , Angel ' s discovery of Stephen ' s
imminent departure . So perhaps the Third Major Beat consists of Small Beats 9
and 10 ...
In the “ Red Ryder " scene , it might look like this : During Major Beat One
Stephen is on his stool , stationary , feet up , newspaper up . Angel is putting
away her purse , taking off a sweater , adjusting her uniform , possibly checking
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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
Review: Directing ActorsUser Review - Mike - Goodreads
An excellent resource for directing actors. Two thumbs up. Recommended in USC SCA Grad school. Check it out. Ms. Weston love trying to stretch your mind. If you get annoyed by it, just start skimming through and you'll still get a lot out of it. Read full review
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