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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It exactly means that the actor puts more attention on the other actor than on her
own performance . And allows her lines to be informed by that attention , dictated
by that attention . The lines come out of her attention to the other actor , out of her
Instead of demonstrating to us that the character feels awkward , Freeman makes
his attention to the suit physical . Morgan Freeman the actor is familiar with the
sensation of wearing a suit jacket , but the character isn ' t . If the actor puts his ...
Here are some thoughts on how to develop and maintain the attention and
connection needed to recognize and guide actors to the spark , the sizzle , the
sense of “ something happening ” — the life of a scene . 1 ) Say something to
each actor ...
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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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