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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Verbs describe what someone is doing , so they are active rather than static ; they
describe experience rather than a conclusion about experience . Not all verbs
are helpful in this context . State RESULT DIRECTION AND QUICK FIXES.
This is not a spine ; it is an attempt to describe the character ' s transformation .
You might hear someone describe a character by saying that when his best
friend dies , he " learns the value of friendship , " that is , he transforms from a
to it ( whether or not they would describe it that way ) , they wonder , " Will this
couple stay together ? " In other words , " What happens next ? " The director is
responsible for putting the events of the scenes together to make a satisfying
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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
RESULT DIRECTION AND QUICK FIXES
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LISTENING AND TALKING
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