Film directors can offer support to the actors in the cast on their movies by listening to them, and providing an open atmosphere for them to ask questions. It's also important to validate actors, especially during scenes with emotionally challenging performances. Directors should also understand the favored process of the actors in their cast, so they know how to work with those actors.
- I think that just opening the door for the actor to…feel comfortable coming to them with any questions,…without feeling like they're a nuisance,…is very important.…Especially, like, if it's, if it's something large.…I mean, if it's a project like a film or anything.…If I was ever directing, I would definitely want…to tell the actor, like,…"If you have any questions about anything,…"feel free to talk to me."…Like, if I'm busy, you know, I'll get back to you.…But I would never want an actor to feel like…they couldn't ask me a question or something.…
And, you know, I think that with, like,…with some busyness, or, or on the other token,…you know, if, you know, if an actor, like,…has a billion questions, you know,…the director shouldn't feel like they have to…pause everything and get to them right away.…It's like, you know, like, okay, let's,…if you have questions, let me know.…We'll find a time to sit down and talk about it.…Actors, as like, a breed, like, like,…crave validation.…(laughs) - Right.…- Like we need it.…
Learn about finding and auditioning actors for different roles and get a deep dive into the theory of acting: being vs. pretending, understanding character motivation, and interpreting the script. From theory, we segue into application, with some acting exercises to keep actors focused and in the zone. Chad also touches on the importance of rehearsals, and provides tips for directing actors on set and getting great voiceover in post. The course closes with an interview with Eva Jane, the lead in The Assurance, and her thoughts on getting into character and working with directors.
- Finding actors
- Conducting and evaluating auditions
- Exploring acting methods
- Practicing with acting exercises
- Conducting rehearsals
- Directing actors
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Acting (Theory)
3. Acting (Application)
4. Conducting Rehearsals
5. Directing Actors
6. Interview with Eva Jane
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