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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 ...

Author: Lee Michael Cohn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000402377

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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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.
2021-06-29 By Lee Michael Cohn

Some directors seemto be under the misapprehension thattheir entire taskin directing actors involves tellingtheactors where andwhen to sit, stand, enter,leave, etc. as per their preconceived storyboards or ideas,as well as how toutter ...

Author: Lenore DeKoven

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136068935

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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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.
2006-02-07 By Lenore DeKoven

It might be instructive here to point out that there are fewer directors of photography who have made it as directors than there are actors who direct—many more actors: John Cassavetes, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Robert De Niro, ...

Author: Nicholas Proferes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136069420

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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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.
2012-08-06 By Nicholas Proferes

It might be instructive here to point out that there are fewer directors of photography who have made it as directors than there are actors who direct—many more actors: John Cassavetes, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Robert De Niro, ...

Author: Nicholas T Proferes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351683128

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Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on-screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, Nicholas Proferes 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 discussed. Written for both students and entry-level professionals, the book assumes no knowledge and introduces basic concepts and terminology. Appropriate for screenwriters, aspiring directors and filmmakers, Film Directing Fundamentals helps filmmakers bring their story to life on screen. This fourth edition is updated with a new foreword by Student Academy Award-winner Jimmy Keyrouz, who studied with author Nicholas Proferes, as well as an enhanced companion website by Laura J. Medina, available at www.routledge.com/cw/proferes, which features new supplemental material for both instructors and students, including two new analyses of contemporary films-Wendy and Lucy (2008) and Moonlight (2016)-study questions, suggested assignments and exercises, as well as the instructor's manual written by Proferes in 2008.
2017-07-06 By Nicholas T Proferes

Directors who have great success in directing actors see the actors as co-creators in the great adventure of making a play “work.” Particularly if the principal actors do not rise to the level of being co-creators with the director, ...

Author: Francis Hodge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317351023

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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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.
2015-11-19 By Francis Hodge

DIRECTING ACTORS Directing actors may be considered as an art in its own right. Actors after all need not be concerned with the medium in which they work. In the movie MOON OVER PARADOR, Richard Dreyfus plays an actor who gets a job in ...

Author: Victor Alexander

Publisher: Victor Alexander

ISBN: 9781438209630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Digital Filmmaking is big with many indie filmmakers, but the majority of Hollywood movies are still shot on film. Filmmaker and San Francisco Stat University Film Department Alumni Vic Alexander, whose film "Butterflies in the Wind" had its premiere at the major areas of filmmaking: Screenwriting, Pre-production, Production, Editing, and Distribution. This book is for those lovers of celluloid as their main acquisition medium or those who want to learn how to shoot film to mix with their digital footage. This book is filled with all the information you need to start shooting and editing with film. Real information, no bull.
2008-05-29 By Victor Alexander

The biggest discussion, to be quite honest, because there's no way to teach this, they don't teach it in college, they don't teach it any place, how do you direct actors? What do you do with these people? These are a strange bunch of ...

Author: Joel Zwick

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476625171

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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This guided tour of the American situation comedy is given by one of the most prolific directors of the genre. Brooklyn native Joel Zwick began his career in the late 1960s at La MaMa, a New York experimental theater club, before moving to Hollywood to become a successful director during the sitcom’s golden age. He describes the 10 steps of sitcom production and outlines the five-day process, from the early “table read” to the final shoot in front of a live audience. Behind-the-scenes anecdotes include personal and professional experiences with actors Tom Hanks, Penny Marshall, Robin Williams, Jamie Foxx, the cast of Full House and many more.
2016-09-18 By Joel Zwick

DIRECTING ACTORS DURING A SHOOT During the shoot there are multiple opportunities for you to rehearse and direct the actors (Figure 29-2). Tech rehearsals: Although tech rehearsals are mostly for the crew to get their bearings, ...

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781135099213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 532

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This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. The core of the book is the human, psychological, and technical knowledge that every director needs, the enduring elements of the craft that remain vital. Directing also provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors and principle crew to achieve personally expressive storytelling and professionalism on any budget. Directing explores in detailed and applicable terms how to engage with the conceptual and authorial sides of filmmaking. Its eminently practical tools and exercises show how to: discover your artistic identity; develop credible and compelling stories with your cast and crew; and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. The companion website includes teaching notes, dozens of practical hands-on projects and film study activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills, film analysis questionnaires, and all the essential production forms and logs. New to the fifth edition * Virtually every chapter has been revised, updated, and re-organized for a streamlined and integrated approach. * Expanded sections on the basics of drama, including thorough analyses of recent films * Discussions of the director’s approach to script analysis and development * New discussion exploring the elements of naturalistic and stylistic aesthetic approaches. * New discussion on the narrative power of lighting and the lens - including many recent film examples for shot size, perspective, focus and exposure * Greater emphasis on the implications of composition, mise-en-scène, continuity shooting and editing, long take shooting, point-of-view sequences, and camera handling * Expanded discussion of collaboration between the director and principle creative crew * Updated coverage of workflow and comparative advantages to digital or film acquisition * New section on film production safety, set protocol and etiquette
2013-02-11 By Michael Rabiger

DIRECTOR. Direct. Actors are the director's primary storytelling vehicles. A good actor can breathe life into a character and a script. Being able to aid and guide the actors through the production is the director's job.

Author: Peter W. Rea

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240811741

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 399

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"Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fourth Edition, is the definitive book on the subject for beginning filmmakers and students. It clearly illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction and distribution and uses a unique two-fold approach to break down filmmaking from the perspectives of both the producer and director. Extensive examples from award-winning shorts show you how to create a successful short film or video, from script to find product. Plus, learn from real-world advice and examples from the filmmakers themselves." --Book Jacket.
2010 By Peter W. Rea

23 To create portrayals, actors search for the rhythm of the scene, “feeling where the beats change, as if they were dancing with one ... 31 Today, contemporary acting or directing manuals sometimes include lists of such action verbs.

Author: Cynthia Baron

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472025411

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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"A significant contribution to the literature on screen performance studies, Reframing Screen Performance brings the study of film acting up to date. It should be of interest to those within cinema studies as well as general readers." ---Frank P. Tomasulo, Florida State University Reframing Screen Performance is a groundbreaking study of film acting that challenges the long held belief that great cinematic performances are created in the editing room. Surveying the changing attitudes and practices of film acting---from the silent films of Charlie Chaplin to the rise of Lee Strasberg's Actor's Studio in the 1950s to the eclecticism found in contemporary cinema---this volume argues that screen acting is a vital component of film and that it can be understood in the same way as theatrical performance. This richly illustrated volume shows how and why the evocative details of actors' voices, gestures, expressions, and actions are as significant as filmic narrative and audiovisual design. The book features in-depth studies of performances by Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, and Julianne Moore (among others) alongside subtle analyses of directors like Robert Altman and Akira Kurosawa, Sally Potter and Orson Welles. The book bridges the disparate fields of cinema studies and theater studies as it persuasively demonstrates the how theater theory can be illuminate the screen actor's craft. Reframing Screen Performance brings the study of film acting into the twenty-first century and is an essential text for actors, directors, cinema studies scholars, and cinephiles eager to know more about the building blocks of memorable screen performance. Cynthia Baron is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Bowling Green State University and co-editor of More Than a Method: Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance. Sharon Carnicke is Professor of Theater and Slavic Studies and Associate Dean of Theater at the University of Southern California and author of Stanislavsky in Focus.
2010-02-11 By Cynthia Baron