Ah, just looking at the above promotional shot of Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained reminds me how far the baby-faced heartthrob has come from shouting “I’m the king of the world” on the bow of the Titanic. Trusty Leo has become one of the more exciting actors to watch evolve, and I’m particularly excited for his new role as villain Calvin Candie in Tarantino’s next because it is a completely different character for him. Taking Read more [...]
"And, go!" That's what my good friend used to yell at his actors right before a take. He later learned that it probably wasn't the best choice of words, not the worst, but certainly not what the actors always wanted to hear. And after meeting and working with a wide variety of thespians, I'm convinced most of them at least deserve a softly served "action."
As the director you have many creative decisions to make, but the ultimate goal should be to get the best possible Read more [...]
When it comes to filmmaking, great acting can make any idea or piece of dialogue seem realistic.
That’s why it’s important to know how to talk to actors when working with them.
Here are some tips:
Be Heavy on the Compliments:
Acting is a nerve-racking experience, that’s why whenever a take is finished the first thing you need to do as a director is compliment your actor.
Even if the take is unusable, Read more [...]