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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Tom Hanks has described Penny Marshall ' s shooting technique for “ Big ” as “
filmmaking by attrition , ” because she shot so many takes of every scene .
William Wyler in effect rehearsed with cameras rolling , exposing often a million
feet of ...
SHOOTING. " Once they ' re in that starting - gate position and ready to go , it ' s
really a case of nurturing , and trusting , and letting them have a good time . I don
' t even necessarily mean , by a good time , laughing on the set — although we ...
Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television Judith Weston. If you
get pressure from an actor or a producer to shoot a scene his way instead of
yours , think of the idea of shooting it both ways as an opportunity , not a burden .
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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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