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.
Results 1-3 of 34
What you as a director , the person in charge , must learn how to do is to bring
creativity and a positive approach to mistakes , your own and others ' . Artists tend
by nature to be dark , worried , superstitious creatures . This is not bad . It makes
Needless to say he must also know how to make an actor seem not to act , how to
put him or her at their ease , bring them to that state of relaxation where their
creative faculties are released . . . " All in all he must know enough in all these ...
On a set it is up to the director to set the tone , to draw the line as to what behavior
will be permitted for the sake of creative freedom and what will be discouraged or
diverted so that everyone can be relaxed and undistracted in the performance ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
RESULT DIRECTION AND QUICK FIXES
MOMENT BY MOMENT
LISTENING AND TALKING
9 other sections not shown