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Directing Actors Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 29 June 2021
  • ISBN : 9781000402377
  • Page : 212 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Directing Actors Book Summary/Review:

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.

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Directing Actors

Directing Actors
  • Author : Lee Michael Cohn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • ISBN : 9781000402377
GET THIS BOOKDirecting Actors

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

Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

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  • Author : Lenore DeKoven
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2006-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781136068935
GET THIS BOOKChanging Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

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

Directing Actors - 25th Anniversary Edition

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  • Author : Judith Weston Judith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • ISBN : 1615933212
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Directing film or television is a high-stakes occupation. It captures your full attention at every moment, calling on you to commit every resource and stretch yourself to the limit; it's the white-water rafting of entertainment jobs. But for many directors, the excitement they feel about a new project tightens into anxiety when it comes to working with actors.In the years since the original edition of Directing Actors was published, the technical side of filmmaking has become much more easily

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  • Author : Nicholas Proferes
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • ISBN : 9781136069420
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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

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  • Author : Nicholas T Proferes
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • 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

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  • Author : Francis Hodge,Michael McLain
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • ISBN : 9781317351023
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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.

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  • Author : Victor Alexander
  • Publisher : Victor Alexander
  • Release Date : 2008-05-29
  • ISBN : 9781438209630
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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.

Directing the Sitcom

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  • Author : Joel Zwick,Rosario J. Roveto, Jr.
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-09-18
  • ISBN : 9781476625171
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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

Directing

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  • Author : Michael Rabiger,Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • ISBN : 9781135099213
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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

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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780240811741
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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

Reframing Screen Performance

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  • Author : Cynthia Baron,Sharon Marie Carnicke
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-11
  • ISBN : 9780472025411
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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

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  • Author : Rob Swain
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781408156629
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The theatre director is one of the most critical roles in a successful drama company, yet there are no formal qualifications required for entry into this profession. This practical guide for emerging theatre directors answers all the key questions from the very beginning of your career to key stages as you establish your credentials and get professionally recognized. It analyzes the director's role through relationships with the actors, author, designer, production manager and creative teams and provides vital advice for "

Directing the Decades

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  • Author : Sue Dunderdale
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-16
  • ISBN : 9781000430905
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Directing the Decades is an examination of the development of theatre in the UK since the revolution of the 1950s until the present day, viewed through the individual progress of a female director from a working-class background. In this book, theatre history and lessons on directing are interwoven: the history is presented decade by decade, examining particular productions. Each historical theatre chapter is followed by a method chapter examining directorial influences and techniques predominant in each decade, as well as

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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781136048418
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • ISBN : 9780307271419
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Elia Kazan was the twentieth century’s most celebrated director of both stage and screen, and this monumental, revelatory book shows us the master at work. Kazan’s list of Broadway and Hollywood successes—A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, On the Waterfront, to name a few—is a testament to his profound impact on the art of directing. This remarkable book, drawn from his notebooks, letters, interviews, and autobiography, reveals Kazan’s method: how he uncovered the “