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Picture Yourself Directing a Movie by Eric Nicholas

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Chapter 4. On Acting

On Acting

THE MOST VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE any director can obtain aside from basic filmmaking is of acting. You can and should read about it, as acting is a legitimate craft covered in countless books. You should also take acting classes wherever they’re available in your area, so that you can actually do it and learn what it takes to create a character. This knowledge will help you develop strong working relationships with your actors, as they will see that you fully understand and respect their jobs.

The Actor’s Life

AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, many people go into acting because they want to be “stars.” For whatever reason, they have a desperate ...

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