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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recreate many sensory details of that experience, and what I don't remember, my
imagination easily fills in. And what feelings it brings back! This is all preparation.
When it comes time for the actor to deliver the line "There was rain today" in ...
The attention needs to be sensory, not intellectual — that is, what she is
registering is not an intellectual evaluation of the temperature ("it is pretty warm,"
or "very hot") but rather the pure sensation against her fingers and palms, her
cheek and ...
Sensory Life Adding sensory detail deepens and keeps fresh any actor's choice.
The brilliance of affective memory as a technique is the understanding that it is
the sensory life (e.g., the pattern of the wallpaper, the sound of the voices in the ...
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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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