Surviving Production

Surviving Production
Author: Deborah S. Patz
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0941188248
Language: en
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Directing Actors

Directing Actors
Author: Judith Weston
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1615932003
Language: en
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Internationally-renowned directing coach Weston demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong, script analysis and preparation, how actors work, and shares insights into the director/actor relationship.

Directing Actors

Directing Actors
Author: Lee Michael Cohn
Release: 2021-06-29
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781000402377
Language: en
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Directing Actors: A Practical Aesthetics Approach is the first book to apply the Practical Aesthetics acting technique to the craft of directing. Lee Cohn lays out a step-by-step, no-nonsense methodology for the director that includes a deep dive into the mechanics of storytelling, the rehearsal process, working with writers, and the practical realities of the director’s job. Featuring end-of-chapter exercises, this book provides a clear and effective means of breaking down a script in order to tell a story with clarity, simplicity, and dramatic force and gives directors a clear working vocabulary that will allow effective communication with actors. The techniques in this book are applicable to any theatrical style and any media platform in which a director might work. Written in an accessible, conversational style, this book strips the process of directing down to its most essential components to explain how to become an "actor’s director." A must-read for students in directing courses and professional directors working with actors who prescribe to the Practical Aesthetics technique, as well as anyone interested in the process of working with actors, Directing Actors will help directors to get the very best their actors are capable of while approaching the work with a joyful, open spirit.

Becoming an Actor s Director

Becoming an Actor   s Director
Author: Regge Life
Release: 2019-10-21
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9780429575181
Language: en
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The collaboration of director and actor is the cornerstone of narrative filmmaking. This book provides the director with a concrete step-by-step guide to preparation that connects the fundamentals of film-script analysis with the actor’s process of preparation. This book starts with how to identify the overall scope of a project from the creative perspective of the director as it relates to guiding an actor, before providing a blueprint for preparation that includes script analysis, previsualization, and procedures for rehearsal and capture. This methodology allows the director to uncover the similarities and differences between actor and director in their preparation to facilitate the development of a collaborative dialogue. Featuring chapter-by-chapter exercises and assignments throughout, this book provides a method that enables the director to be present during every stage of production and seamlessly move from prep to filming, while guiding the actor to their best performances. Written in a clear and concise manner, it is ideal for students of directing, early career, and self-taught directors, as well as cinematographers, producers, or screenwriters looking to turn their hand to directing for the first time.

The Art of Directing Actors

The Art of Directing Actors
Author: Ernest Goodman
Release: 2015-06-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0692477632
Language: en
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This is second edition of The Art of Directing Actors book. The book may look like other books you have seen, but there are some important differences which will make it easier and more helpful:This handbook- concentrates on the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors ("20 examples of the result-oriented and general directions"). We sought to keep the guide complete enough to answer all your questions without becoming thick enough to become a doorstop. The Art of Directing Actors has all the tools you need to effectively direct actors and to create memorable performances.- presents directing actors as a practical psychology: the art of managing human behavior.- explains modern and classic methods of directing actors (17 methods or tools of the director and actors). You will have a complete and versatile toolbox for use in any film or theater production. You need not look in other books to find these tools.- presents a comprehensive source-book for directors and actors. It contains a full list of action verbs with a thesaurus and a classification of action verbs, examples of a full script breakdown with spines, needs, objectives, actions and adjustments.- gives the practical application of the tools (The Bear, The importance of being earnest). You will have the script breakdown of the classic plays of Anton Chekhov and Oscar Wilde.- offers exercises in a useful format. In order to apply your understanding of various methods of directing actors, explore the relevant exercises.

Changing Direction A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

Changing Direction  A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre
Author: Lenore DeKoven
Release: 2006-02-07
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781136068942
Language: en
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This approach, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying theory with dozens of exercises designed to reveal the actor's craft. There is material on constructing the throughline; analyzing the script; character needs; the casting and rehearsal processes; film vs. theater procedures as well as the actor and the camera. Distilling difficult concepts and a complex task to their simplest form, the author explains how to accurately capture and portray human behavior. The author's discussion of creative problems she has encountered or anticipated after years of experience, and her suggested solutions and exercises, are immediately useful. Additionally, hear what the actors have to say in excerpts from interviews with such acclaimed actors as Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Glenn Close, Robert Redford, Christopher Walken, Julianne Moore, and Michael Douglas (to name a few) who discuss their work with directors, what inspires them, and what they really want from the director.

Directing Actors 25th Anniversary Edition Case Bound

Directing Actors   25th Anniversary Edition   Case Bound
Author: Judith Weston
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 434
ISBN: 1615933352
Language: en
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Collaborating with actors is, for many filmmakers, the last frontier―the scariest part and the part they long for―the human part, the place where connection happens. Directing Actors: 25th Anniversary Edition covers the challenges of the actor-director relationship―the pitfalls of "result direction"; breaking down a script; how to prepare for casting sessions; when, how and whether to rehearse―but with updated references, expanded ideas, more detailed chapters on rehearsal and script analysis (using a scene from The Matrix)―and a whole new chapter on directing children. For twenty-five years the industry standard for instilling confidence in filmmakers, Directing Actors perseveres in its mission―to bring directors, actors and writers deeper into the exhilarating task of creating characters the world will not forget.

Directing

Directing
Author: Michael Rabiger
Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781136042492
Language: en
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Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as well as for aspiring and current directors, Directing covers all phases of preproduction and production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, Directing guides the reader to professional standards of expression and control, and goes to the heart of what makes a director. The book outlines a great deal of practical work to meet this goal, with projects, exercises. The third edition emphasizes the connection between knowing and doing, with every principle realizable through projects and exercises. Much has been enhanced and expanded, notably: aspects of dramaturgy; beats and dramatic units; pitching stories and selling one's work; the role of the entrepreneurial producer; and the dangers of embedded moral values. Checklists are loaded with practical recommendations for action, and outcomes assessment tables help the reader honestly gauge his or her progress. Entirely new chapters present: preproduction procedures; production design; script breakdown; procedures and etiquette on the set; shooting location sound; continuity; and working with a composer. The entire book is revised to capitalize on the advantages offered by the revolutionary shift to digital filmmaking.

Play Directing

Play Directing
Author: Francis Hodge,Michael McLain
Release: 2015-11-19
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781317351023
Language: en
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Play Directing describes the various roles a director plays, from selection and analysis of the play, to working with actors and designers to bring the production to life.

On Directing

On Directing
Author: Harold Clurman
Release: 1997-04-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780684826226
Language: en
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The celebrated director discusses the techniques of his craft and presents his own directing notes for ten major productions

Directing Actors 25th Anniversary Edition

Directing Actors   25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Judith Weston Judith
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1615933212
Language: en
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Directing film or television is a high-stakes occupation. It captures your full attention at every moment, calling on you to commit every resource and stretch yourself to the limit; it's the white-water rafting of entertainment jobs. But for many directors, the excitement they feel about a new project tightens into anxiety when it comes to working with actors.In the years since the original edition of Directing Actors was published, the technical side of filmmaking has become much more easily accessible. Directors tell me that dealing with actors is the last frontier--the scariest part and the part they long for--the human part, the place where connection happens.Weston's books help directors scale the heights of the actor-director dynamic, learn the joys of collaborating with actors--and become an "actor's director."

Actors Turned Directors

Actors Turned Directors
Author: Jon Stevens
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 383
ISBN: UOM:39015039900470
Language: en
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Ten highly popular and acclaimed film directors whose careers began in front of the cameras candidly offer their insights into the all-important and unexplored subject of directing actors. Each actor-turned-director discusses film making and acting as observed from and practised on both sides of the camera and offers invaluable guidelines and tips on casting, rehearsing, communicating and working with actors, and the whole of the movie making process. Jon Stevens is a writer/director whose most recent feature film is Irish Whiskey. He serves on the publications committee of the Directors Guide of America, with whose support this book was prepared.

Directing Feature Films

Directing Feature Films
Author: Mark W. Travis
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 402
ISBN: 0941188434
Language: en
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Learn how to read a script, find its core, determine your vision, communicate with writers, actors, designers, cinematographers, editors, composers, and all the members of your creative team in order to insure that your vision reaches the screen.

The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre
Author: Paul B. Crook
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781317364559
Language: en
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The formation and communication of vision is one of the primary responsibilities of a director, before ever getting to the nuts and bolts of the process. The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre helps the young director learn how to discover, harness, and meld the two. Providing both a practical and theoretical foundation for directors, this book explores how to craft an artistic vision for a production, and sparks inspiration in directors to put their learning into practice. This book includes: Guidance through day-to-day aspects of directing, including a director’s skillset and tools, script analysis, and rehearsal structure. Advice on collaborating with production teams and actors, building communication skills and tools, and integrating digital media into these practices. Discussion questions and practical worksheets covering script analysis, blocking, and planning rehearsals, with downloadable versions on a companion website.

Film Directing Fundamentals

Film Directing Fundamentals
Author: Nicholas Proferes
Release: 2012-08-06
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781136069420
Language: en
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Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on the screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, this book provides clear-cut ways to translate a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, the reader is led through specific techniques to analyze and translate its components into a visual story. A sample screenplay is included that explicates the techniques. The book assumes no knowledge and thus introduces basic concepts and terminology. Appropriate for screenwriters, aspiring directors and filmmakers, Film Directing Fundamentals helps filmmakers bring their story to life on screen.

On Directing Film

On Directing Film
Author: David Mamet
Release: 1991
Editor: Viking Adult
Pages: 107
ISBN: UOM:39015021492965
Language: en
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Describes the basic principles of film making, argues that directing is an extension of screenwriting, and explains how films tell stories

Directing the Decades

Directing the Decades
Author: Sue Dunderdale
Release: 2021-09-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781000430905
Language: en
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Directing the Decades is an examination of the development of theatre in the UK since the revolution of the 1950s until the present day, viewed through the individual progress of a female director from a working-class background. In this book, theatre history and lessons on directing are interwoven: the history is presented decade by decade, examining particular productions. Each historical theatre chapter is followed by a method chapter examining directorial influences and techniques predominant in each decade, as well as examining the working experience of the author in that decade. The book also includes practical advice on the directing process, including exercises, plans for rehearsals, and camera plans. Sue Dunderdale offers a unique perspective on the evolution of theatre directing in the UK, and her work, which served as the foundation of the creation of the Theatre Lab and Directing program at RADA, continues to influence working directors today. Directing the Decades will be of interest to students and practitioners of theatre directing, acting, and theatre history, and to theatregoers with a consciousness of class and how it impacts on our lives. The book also offers access to online transcripts of interviews with 16 practitioners, including Rufus Norris, Michelle Terry, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Indhu Rubasingham, Nadia Latif, and Nadia Fall.

Directing for the Screen

Directing for the Screen
Author: Anna Weinstein
Release: 2017-02-24
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781317370680
Language: en
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Directing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of directing. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; developing and nurturing business relationships; the director’s responsibilities on set and in the field; and more. Directing for the Screen is an ideal companion to filmmaking classes, demystifying the industry and the role of the director with real-world narratives and little-known truths about the business. With insight from working professionals, you’ll be armed with the information you need to pursue your career as a director. Contains essays by and interviews with television directors, feature directors, documentary filmmakers, commercial directors, producers, and professors. Offers expert opinions on how to get started, including landing and succeeding in an internship and getting your first gig. Reveals details about working with actors, overseeing the work of often hundreds of crewmembers, writing last-minute on set, and developing a working relationship with producers and screenwriters. Explores strategies for doing creative work under pressure, finding your directorial voice, financing shorts and independent films, breaking down barriers and overcoming discrimination, shooting in less-than-ideal situations, and recovering from bad reviews or box office results. Illuminates the business of directing in the United States (New York and Los Angeles) as compared to other countries around the globe, including England, Ireland, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Pakistan, Belgium, and Canada.

The Director s Craft

The Director s Craft
Author: Katie Mitchell
Release: 2008-08-18
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781134138081
Language: en
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The Director’s Craft is a unique and completely indispensable step-by-step guide to directing for the stage. Written by one of the most adventurous and respected directors working today, this book will be an essential item in every student and practitioner’s kitbag. It provides detailed assistance with each aspect of the varied challenges facing all theatre directors, and does so with startling clarity. It will inspire everyone, from the beginner just starting out to the experienced practitioner looking to reinvigorate their practice. Katie Mitchell shares and explains the key practical tools she uses to approach her work with both actors, production teams, and the text itself. She addresses topics such as: the ideas that underpin a play’s text preparing improvizations Twelve Golden Rules for working with actors managing the transition from rehearsal room to theatre analyzing your work after a run has ended. Each chapter concludes with a summary of its critical points, making this an ideal reference work for both directors and actors at any stage of their development.

The Producer s Playbook Real People on Camera

The Producer s Playbook  Real People on Camera
Author: Amy DeLouise
Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9781317416630
Language: en
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Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera is a no-nonsense guide for producers looking to get the best performances from "real people" to tell powerful stories on video. Director/producer Amy DeLouise brings years of experience to this resource for creating the best on-screen impact with non-actors for interviews, re-enactments, documentary and direct-to-camera messages. With useful case studies and tips on everything from managing locations and budgeting to strategies for managing crews and the expectations of executive producers and clients, this is an invaluable resource for professionals working in reality TV, documentary, corporate video, and more. Ample case studies with perspectives from industry professionals interviewed by the author, as well as her own plentiful stories from the field Tips are featured in sidebars throughout the text, so that readers can see how the information applies to real situations Full-color photographs allow readers to visualize real world production situations The appendix includes useful templates and checklists for working producers