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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It means that whatever preparation an actor does for a role is done ahead of time
. Once the camera starts to roll or the curtain goes up , the actor lets go of his
preparation and allows it to be there . Or not ! You see , there ' s a risk that the ...
Some actors use direct experience as preparation ; that is , rather than imagining
the experiences of the character , or finding parallels from their own ... Eric Stolz
spent two months in a wheelchair to prepare for his role in “ Waterdance .
preparation must be done . 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
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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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