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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Don ' t do it ! Don ' t fix ! Don ' t bury ! Instead , question , daydream , spin stories .
You will enrich the script with layers of association and understanding . And don '
t forget , the best way to direct actors is by asking questions . RESEARCH ...
This chapter is about the preparation the actors and director do together — the
rehearsal . Some directors don ' t rehearse at all , which means they are
rehearsing with the camera rolling . Tom Hanks has described Penny Marshall ' s
Don ' t read off your script analysis notes while you are directing rehearsal . Your
script analysis was preparation . In rehearsal you should work in the moment .
The best thing that can happen in rehearsal is that your ideas may change .
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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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