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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He does this , he says , to keep from getting stale . These tactics are designed to
keep the actors from falling into line readings — preconceived ways of delivering
the lines . The extreme opposite of working in the moment is to decide ahead of ...
Keep it simple . " " Stay with each other . " " It ' s okay to relax . Let yourselves
connect . " " Communicate . " " Just talk and listen . " " Let yourself hear what she '
s saying . " " I like it when you play off each other . " " You can pay attention to
actors after each take , to keep their attention forward , because if an actor ' s
work on a scene is not getting better it is getting worse . It ' s like the love affair
that the Woody Allen character in “ Annie Hall ” compares to a shark : if it doesn ' t
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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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