Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television / Edition 1

Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television / Edition 1

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by Judith Weston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0941188248

ISBN-13: 9780941188241

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions

The most crucial relationship on a movie set is between the director responsible for the telling of a story and the actors entrusted with bringing that story's characters to life. Good communication between actor and director can mean the difference between a great film and a missed opportunity. Directing Actors is a method for establishing creative,…  See more details below

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The most crucial relationship on a movie set is between the director responsible for the telling of a story and the actors entrusted with bringing that story's characters to life. Good communication between actor and director can mean the difference between a great film and a missed opportunity. Directing Actors is a method for establishing creative, collaborative relationships between actors and directors that takes the reader on a journey through the complexities of the creative process itself. Using simple, practical tools that both directors and actors can use immediately, Judith Weston shows you how to get the most out of rehearsals, troubleshoot poor performances, and give directions that are clear, succinct and easy to follow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941188241
Publisher:
Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
87,791
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
IResult Direction and Quick Fixes13
IIMoment By Moment49
IIIListening and Talking77
IVActors' Choices91
VStructure: Transitions, Events and Through-Lines133
VIActors' Resources and Training141
VIIScript Analysis163
VIIICasting235
IXRehearsal245
XShooting281
Epilogue291
App. AChildren and Nonprofessional Actors294
App. BComedy296
App. CShort List Of Action Verbs Sample Simple Objectives More Action Verbs302
Filmography308
Bibliography311
Further Acknowledgments313

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Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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navmachine More than 1 year ago
This book explains the art of acting in comprehensive detail. Even more useful, Directing Actors describes how to get those truthful performances from your talent. Even massively popular directors often seemingly lack the ability to get an amazing performance out of their actors. This book can help the veteran or the beginner. Particularly, if you are an independent filmmaker, this book can help give you an edge over the competition.