Directing Actors on Set Preview

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ABOUT THIS MODULE

When working with actors on set remember they have a lot to think about: their back story, their intent, and their subtext. What you say can either strengthen their performance or weigh it down. To hone just the right performance – your words matter.

In this module, you will learn what to say to an actor at the beginning of every scene – 30 seconds before you call action and 30 seconds after you call cut, learn how to rehearse on set, establish strong blocking, and how to help actors balance their performance with the technicalities of film production.

As the director, you are the only life line to the actors, and what you say can make or break their performance.

IN THIS MODULE

  • 36:29 video that takes you through how to work with actors on set
  • Complete companion guide

LEARN

  • What to say to an actor 30 seconds before you call "Action"
  • What to say to an actor immediately after calling "Cut"
  • The three points that lead to fail-proof direction
  • How to balance performance with picture
"This would be an excellent way to support a production course — and it gives students a way to easily review basic concepts."
 
   - Richie Sherman,
     Pennsylvania State University
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