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Directing Actors – Don’t Give Line Readings!

Do you sometimes wish that you could play all the parts in your own movie?

Well you can’t. And frankly, it’s probably better that way.

It’s easy for a director to think that they know the absolute exact way that each actor is supposed to perform their character. Well I’m here to tell you that it’s time to get over yourself.

This video discusses the dangers of giving line reading to actors and suggests more effective alternatives.

Look for more posts in the future in this “Directing Actors” series!

What are some ways in which you guide actors without giving line readings?

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