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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As a way of encouraging the actor to follow impulses , I find it very helpful to
remind students before scenes they present in class : “ Don ' t say the lines
unless you feel like it . ” In fact , I find it helpful to make this reminder every single
Now of course , actors need to stay within the camera frame and make very exact
moves so the camera can follow and photograph them . The freedom I am talking
about is an interior freedom , which is all the more important precisely because ...
I tell them to allow the facts to be true , but not to use any of the lines and not to
follow the plot of the script . This is an unstructured , exploratory approach . It can
give you information and insight into the characters ' objectives , their primary ...
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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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