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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But sometimes actors don ' t listen . Sometimes they are fearful of being caught
staring at the other actor ; they worry that full eye contact would not be natural -
looking . Attempting to give their performances variety and colors , they devise ...
Depending on your relationship with the actor and your own personal charisma ,
sometimes just saying , " Well , that ' s possible " in a thoughtful way might induce
the actor to wonder if there isn ' t a more provocative choice and to keep ...
Sometimes actors bargain with the director , requesting that another actor stand
closer , or a prop be changed so it is ... If you are working with stars , such
situations can easily become political , and sometimes political considerations
will force ...
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Review: Directing ActorsUser Review - Sam - Goodreads
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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