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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APPENDIX B COMEDY What a person finds funny is of course a very personal
thing , but there are some principles of comedy that I think you will find useful .
These principles apply to the four ways that a movie or show can be funny : the ...
Many actors train in “ comedy improv ” classes or “ sketch . comedy " classes ,
where they develop a number of “ characters ” that they can “ do ” in many
different imaginary situations . Actors who “ do characters ” should never play
It ' s hard for actors to deeply trust a comedy director unless she knows how to
give actors feedback and advice on matters of comedy technique : for example ,
whether it is likely that there will be a bigger laugh if the actor holds a
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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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