FAQ's for Student Directors
at Art Center
DIRECTIONS to ART CENTER
an email about casting
Oh No! CAN I RE-CAST?
an example of Re-Casting
What do you recommend to do for the first rehearsal?
OBJECTIVES & ACTIONS DEFINED
and very helpful ways to phrase them
when working with actors
How (well-implemented) objectives
can change pacing, focus & truthfulness
ISSUES THAT ARISE:
PROTECTING YOUR ACTORS
Don't let one actor direct or comment on another's performance!
**How to guide the ACTOR's/CHARACTER's FEELINGS
How to communicate with the actor to create a
RICH EMOTIONAL CHORD vs. a ONE NOTE "idea" of a Feeling
Also - using 'Story Arc', 'Character Arc', Objectives, Intentions, & 'Interior Monologues' to help guide the actor to TELLING YOUR STORY
PRESS HERE FOR ALL THIS
SUBSTITUTION & PERSONALIZATION
Working with PHYSICALITY:
How do I work more with helping the actor create
relationship & especially physicality?
This includes a report of a first rehearsal in which the student director naturally
did some techniques & strategies that are particularly effective.
I NEED SEXUAL CHEMISTRY!!!
Another Physical Exercise considered after see those particular actors
A Pillow Fight
Physical Comedy & Farce
Helping an actor explore different qualities
Costume & Character
1 Char Arc + 1 Char Arc = Story Arc
MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE STORY
Don't be SEDUCED by GOOD ACTING
Respect & Appreciation
Helpful MISC Notes for SHOOTING
CAN'T ARTICULATE THOUGHTS
When am I showing actors vs. directing?
Sometimes I can't articulate my thoughts
(more added as time & energy permit)
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