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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3 ) Don ' t move or speak unless you feel like it . This idea is not the ... the actors
allowed to roam . This notion of not moving or speaking unless the actor feels like
it rather has to do with giving the actor permission to follow an interior sense of ...
First I ask the female actor to go out of the room , and I speak to the male actor . I
tell him that six months ago he graduated from medical school on a scholarship ,
and has chosen to take his internship in the public assistance hospital of a large
This works best if you encourage them to speak without censoring or deciding if
their impulse is appropriate . 9 ) Stand next to the camera . In order to see the tiny
differences between a good performance and a mediocre performance , you ...
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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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