Surviving Production

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

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.

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: 217
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.

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.

Directing

Directing
Author: Michael Rabiger
Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 690
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.

Theatre for Children

Theatre for Children
Author: David Wood,Janet Grant
Release: 1999-03-15
Editor: Ivan R. Dee
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781461664499
Language: en
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One of the world's leading children's dramatists provides a practical handbook of the skills involved in entertaining and involving audiences of children. A marvelous contribution to the world of Youth Theater...a must. —Robyn Flatt, Dallas Children's Theater. He has often been called the National Playwright for Children and he deserves it. —Cameron Mackintosh

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.

Digital Filmmaking 101

Digital Filmmaking 101
Author: Dale Newton,John Gaspard
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 291
ISBN: 1932907238
Language: en
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Digital Filmmaking 101 reveals the secrets of making professional-quality digital moviemaking on ultra-low budgets.

Actors Turned Directors

Actors Turned Directors
Author: Jon Stevens
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 408
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.

On Directing

On Directing
Author: Harold Clurman
Release: 1997-04-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 342
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

Naked Cinema

Naked Cinema
Author: Sally Potter
Release: 2014-03-04
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780571305001
Language: en
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Sally Potter has been renowned for her rapport with actors, and for the luminous performances she works with them to produce. Now she strips bare the art and craft of directing actors for the camera, from casting a film to the moment of first screening when the work goes public. A brilliant writer for the screen, here Potter shows herself to be expert at translating the experience of film directing to the page. She addresses us in prose that is both unsentimental and inspired, tracing the energies that pass between actor, director and audience; shaping for the reader the acts of transmission and imagination, performance and witness, the sum of which make up a film. In addition to the core text, the book contains interviews with actors with whom Sally Potter has worked, whose voices will counterpoint Sally Potter's, and will inform and illuminate the reader's sense of her work. Those interviewed include: Julie Christie, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Judi Dench, Simon Abkarian, Annette Benning, Timothy Spall, Steve Buscemi, Riz Ahmed, Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, and Lily Cole.

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.

Film Directing Shot by Shot 25th Anniversary Edition

Film Directing  Shot by Shot   25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Steve D. Katz
Release: 2019-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1615932976
Language: en
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Shot by Shot is the world's go-to directing book, now newly updated for a special 25th Anniversary edition! The first edition sold over 250,000 copies, making it one of the bestselling books on film di-recting of all time. Aspiring directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers, many of whom are now working professionals, learned the craft of visual storytelling from Shot by Shot, the most com-plete source for preplanning the look of a movie. The book contains over 800 photos and illustrations, and is by far the most comprehensive look at shot design in print, containing storyboards from movies such as Citizen Kane, Blade Runner, Dead-pool, and Moonrise Kingdom. Also introduced is the concept of A, I, and L patterns as a way to sim-plify the hundreds of staging choices facing a director in every scene. Shot by Shot uniquely blends story analysis with compositional strategies, citing examples then il-lustrated with the storyboards used for the actual films. Throughout the book, various visual ap-proaches to short scenes are shown, exposing the directing processes of our most celebrated au-teurs -- including a meticulous, lavishly illustrated analysis of Steven Spielberg's scene design for Empire of the Sun.

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.

Directions for Directing

Directions for Directing
Author: Avra Sidiropoulou
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781351839280
Language: en
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Directions for Directing: Theatre and Method lays out contemporary concepts of directing practice and examines specific techniques of approaching scripts, actors, and the stage. Addressed to both young and experienced directors but also to the broader community of theatre practitioners, scholars, and dedicated theatre goers, the book sheds light on the director’s multiplicity of roles throughout the life of a play – from the moment of its conception to opening night – and explores the director’s processes of inspiration, interpretation, communication, and leadership. From organizing auditions and making casting choices to decoding complex dramaturgical texts and motivating actors, Directions for Directing offers practical advice and features detailed workbook sections on how to navigate such a fascinating discipline. A companion website explores the work of international practitioners of different backgrounds who operate within various institutions, companies, and budgets, providing readers with a wide range of perspectives and methodologies.

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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Visualize your films before shooting!

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.