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Video Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Jim Owens, Gerald Millerson

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CHAPTER 9Working with the Talent

Actors are the life's blood of any show. The best screenplay is only as good as the players performing the text.

David K. Irving, Director

Always get more sleep than your actors.

Orson Wells, Director

People have an incredible impact on a production. The face and the body language of a person communicate faster to an audience than any other method. Showing a close-up shot of the face quickly communicates the story as the actor expresses disgust, joy, sorrow, and seriousness. Many video productions totally rely on how well people perform in front of the camera. It is up to the director to get the best performance from the talent. The director must be able to communicate his or her vision for the program and keep ...

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