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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These principles and tools are simple , not in the sense of simple = stupid , but in
the sense of simple = basic . They are not esoteric or fuzzy - headed ; they are
objective and usable . If you wish you can think of them as a set of rules — they
Independent British filmmaker Ken Loach , in an L . A . Times interview , said he
doesn ' t give actors a full script ahead of time , and instead feeds them a couple
of pages at a time , because he wants them to give a simple , unrehearsed ...
A director needs to obtain their trust and respect on a personal level in order to
get their most simple and truthful performance . To get the best from non -
professional actors , make sure that what you ask them to do is close to who they
are and ...
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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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