Tips on How Directors Should Work with Actors
Every successful digital video director who works with actors can benefit from the tips offered in this video. You discover how to treat actors before filming and what type of direction they expect from you. First, you need to build a good relationship with your actors. You don't have to be their best friends, but you need to treat them with respect. To avoid stressing out actors, offer praise and encouragement when they do something right. the more pressure you place on your actors, the more likely they are to make mistakes. When you provide direction, you need to be specific and give them clear examples of what you want and expect. Make sure that they understand your direction before continuing to film. If you give them vague direction, yell, or treat actors disrespectfully, they are likely to react with tears, as the actor in the video does when the director is all over the place. You also need to ensure that your actors are well‐rehearsed and know their lines. If you rehearse with them before filming, you will both know what your expectations as a director are, and you won't waste a lot of time with retakes because of missed cues and forgotten dialog.