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
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES