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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Many directors are primarily visual in their orientation , and their story
imaginations are less well developed than their visual imaginations . But even
directors who are also writers often have trouble bringing their story imaginations
off the page ...
The domestic event is what the characters think is going on . The emotional event
is the artistic reason for putting the scene up on a movie screen , what you want
to say about life with the scene , and the relationship of this scene to the story ...
Think of your film as a story that you are telling to one person . Pick a specific
person from your own life that you are telling this story for , and keep an empathic
sense of that person ' s interest and connection to the story uppermost in every ...
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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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