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The First Round—What You Need and Where You Need It

Hester Schell

Hester Schell is a recovering academic, award-winning director, master acting teacher and author. Hester has been either in front of the camera or part of a crew, on stage or directing for over 45 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Casting Revealed : A Guide for Film Directors

Focal Press, 2017

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... Need and Where You Need It literary and a fi lm “A writer’s contribu tion is f ot literary. When yo u take that stuff of is n people who are goin g the page and cast th e ng a to fi t into those role s, that’s what bei director is.”...

Scenes

Dave Kost

Dave Kost is a prolific filmmaker and accomplished educator. He has written, directed, and acted in numerous award-winning short films. He is a professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where he has teaches filmmaking, directing, and acting, and created educational materials used around the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors

Routledge, 2017

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... Bailey and Cletus sit side-by-side, both looking confused. BAILEY Something weird’s going on here. Cletus nods slowly in agreement. BAILEY Like things don’t seem real. CLETUS Like being in a movie or something. BAILEY Or even weirder...

The Cast

The SHORT! Guide to Producing : The Practical Essentials of Producing Short Films

Routledge, 2018

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... The Cast T he Producer’s Role in Casting O f all the many roles that the director must play in a production, none is more important than helping actors deliver a compelling performance on-screen. An effective actor/director...

Introduction

Dave Kost

Dave Kost is a prolific filmmaker and accomplished educator. He has written, directed, and acted in numerous award-winning short films. He is a professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where he has teaches filmmaking, directing, and acting, and created educational materials used around the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors

Routledge, 2017

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... The introduction to the first Book of Sides focused on using that book in scenework with the particular aim of utilizing the short length of the scenes to focus more narrowly on one par- ticular aspect of performance at a time. From...

Acting—What Is It?

Hester Schell

Hester Schell is a recovering academic, award-winning director, master acting teacher and author. Hester has been either in front of the camera or part of a crew, on stage or directing for over 45 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Casting Revealed : A Guide for Film Directors

Focal Press, 2017

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... y the toughest job, i n “Acting is by far an d awa fi lmmaking and ma ybe even the arts. terms of to be n’t know, but they h ave How they do it I do get their satisfactio n.” allowed to e —Jonathan Demm “‘Faking it’ should bother...

The Actor and Training

Lenore DeKoven

Lenore DeKoven has had a distinguished and varied career in film, theatre, and television on both east and west coasts. From 1988 to 2008, she taught in the Graduate Film Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and has also taught at UCLA and New York University. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, a former Vice President of the League of Professional Theatre Women, was one of the Founders of NY Women in Film and TV, and has directed and produced plays and television in New York and LA. In 1981, DeKoven created Our Workshop East, a development gym for actors, writers, and directors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Routledge, 2019

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... The Actor and Training It is my firm belief that any director worth his/her salt should have a grounding in the specifics of the actor’s training. However, if you are a trained actor or a director who has experienced actor train- ing...

Timelines—When to Start and What to Do Before Jumping in

Hester Schell

Hester Schell is a recovering academic, award-winning director, master acting teacher and author. Hester has been either in front of the camera or part of a crew, on stage or directing for over 45 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Casting Revealed : A Guide for Film Directors

Focal Press, 2017

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... What to Do Before Jumping in y funniest thing is tha t all the things ever “The ough, I thought I co uld shortcut, director goes thr around those issues .” but there was no ge tting —George Cloone y Announcements, Auditions, Callbacks...

The Second Round—Callbacks

Hester Schell

Hester Schell is a recovering academic, award-winning director, master acting teacher and author. Hester has been either in front of the camera or part of a crew, on stage or directing for over 45 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Casting Revealed : A Guide for Film Directors

Focal Press, 2017

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... tmosphere that seem s “All I try to do is cr eate an a ble enough, that it r emoves tension and comforta ehavior ryone feels free. If th ey feel free then b eve en, and that’s what ts happ happens, small mom en ultimately works th e...

Actors’ Vocabulary

Lenore DeKoven

Lenore DeKoven has had a distinguished and varied career in film, theatre, and television on both east and west coasts. From 1988 to 2008, she taught in the Graduate Film Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and has also taught at UCLA and New York University. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, a former Vice President of the League of Professional Theatre Women, was one of the Founders of NY Women in Film and TV, and has directed and produced plays and television in New York and LA. In 1981, DeKoven created Our Workshop East, a development gym for actors, writers, and directors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Routledge, 2019

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... Actors’ Vocabulary As children we learn to speak and read, and as we grow we develop a language with which to communicate with one another and share our ideas and thoughts verbally and in various forms of writing. By the time we reach...

Film and Theatre: Similarities and Differences

Lenore DeKoven

Lenore DeKoven has had a distinguished and varied career in film, theatre, and television on both east and west coasts. From 1988 to 2008, she taught in the Graduate Film Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and has also taught at UCLA and New York University. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, a former Vice President of the League of Professional Theatre Women, was one of the Founders of NY Women in Film and TV, and has directed and produced plays and television in New York and LA. In 1981, DeKoven created Our Workshop East, a development gym for actors, writers, and directors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Routledge, 2019

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... Film and Theatre: Similarities and Differences The general misconception held by most laypeople and some professionals seems to be that there must be a difference between the crafts of directing and acting in theatre and those in film...