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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Stage actors ( and four - camera comedy actors ) must put together in rehearsal a
fully structured characterization , complete with spine , transformation , through -
lines , and beats . Since film acting is done in bits and pieces , a whole ...
Make sure you are not confusing essential information about the emotional
events of the script with optional stage business ; optional stage business may be
highlighted but should have a question mark next to it . An important reason for ...
Now the only stage directions left should be either circled or highlighted ; the
circled ones have also been entered on one of the charts . Even though I have
crossed out everything I haven ' t circled or highlighted , this does not mean that
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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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