Directing Screen Performances

Directing Screen Performances

by Robert Klenner

Robert Klenner is the Acting Head of Directing at The Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
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  • ISBN:
    978-1-4742-4962-1 (online)

    978-1-3500-9636-3 (hardback)

    978-1-4742-4959-1 (paperback)

    978-1-4742-4960-7 (epdf)

    978-1-4742-4961-4 (epub)
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    First published
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
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Directing Screen Performances
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The core goal of Directing Screen Performances is to teach aspiring directors how to prepare and work with actors. Through a practical exploration of the major approaches to contemporary screen acting, you will learn how to formulate your own effective modes of communication to craft compelling performances.

Directing performances for the screen starts well before the actor is cast and finishes well after the last slate is shot. In this book you will learn how to analyze a script, brief the casting director, rehearse the actors, decide on the visual treatment that enriches their performances, direct effectively on set and finesse the character in the edit. The director’s process is clearly defined and augmented with illustrations, photographs and graphics, and each chapter concludes with practical exercises to consolidate the new knowledge.