Acting Techniques For the Screen Preview

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Directors and actors often take a different approach to the performance process, which can cause misunderstanding, conflict, and affect the story.  In this engaging FilmTalk, 30-year acting veteran Michael Laskin sheds light on this gap and reveals tools to ensure you're getting the best possible performance on set.


  • 28:33 FilmTalk with Michael Laskin
  • Q&A with Jason Tomaric
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • The difference in approach between actors and directors
  • How actors approach film vs. theater acting
  • Tools for bridging the gap in performance
  • Directing techniques for working with actors
  • How a director can work to adapt the actor's process to the filmmaking process
It was a very well thought out video and I love the attention to detail and the fact that the subject matter focused on the
aesthetic and storytelling aspects of editing.
   - Cedric Pounds, Chabot College