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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CI Actors can fall into the unconscious objective " to say my lines effectively . " Or
" to make the director / producer think I ' m a good actor , " or " to remember my
lines . " Any of these objectives take the actor ' s attention off the work and hurt the
Another kind of soft objective is , in a boy - meets - girl scene , deciding that the
boy " wants her to talk to him . " Unless the actor playing the girl forgets her lines ,
she ' s already going to talk to him ! An objective that would be more · likely to ...
Another way to get at through - line is via the character ' s objective or need . That
is , instead of discussing what the character is like , look at his behavior — what
he wants , and what he is doing to get what he wants . Every character ( every ...
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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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