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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But feelings are energy . Suppressing or manipulating real feeling does nothing
to release the actor ' s instrument from stasis . Quite the contrary . In order to stay
responsive to stimuli that are appropriate to the performance the actor must take ...
Such inner accidents create a lot of energy . She should allow this inner accident
to be an emotional event , and she should continue the scene and do something
with the energy that has been released . The forgotten line is likely to come ...
Communication can be difficult if your energy is much higher or much lower than
that of the person you are trying to communicate with . Actors , especially on set ,
can be very volatile . If you feel an actor ' s energy is low , allow your energy to ...
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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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