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Video Production: Working with Actors & Non-Actors

Kelley Slagle

About this course

Filmmaker Kelley Slagle shares her unique perspective on working with actors, based on her experience both behind and in front of the camera. She discusses how to build great relationships and get the best performances from your actors—whether they're professional or non-professional. Learn about casting the right talent, and breaking down your scripts and characters so actors can better understand them. Then discover how to conduct effective rehearsals, direct actors on set, and make non-actors feel engaged and comfortable. Plus, get tips for special scenarios, such as directing actors in scenes with special effects, conducting interviews, and working with sensitive subjects and children.


Topics include:

  • Casting and auditioning actors
  • Breaking down scripts and characters
  • Rehearsal
  • Directing actors
  • Working with non-actors
  • Special scenarios
 

Curriculum

  • Welcome
  • Casting & Auditioning
  • The Importance of Preparation
  • Communication
  • Preview
    Directing Techniques
  • Directing & Communication
  • On Set
  • Working with Non-Actors
  • Special Scenarios
  • Conclusion

About this course

Filmmaker Kelley Slagle shares her unique perspective on working with actors, based on her experience both behind and in front of the camera. She discusses how to build great relationships and get the best performances from your actors—whether they're professional or non-professional. Learn about casting the right talent, and breaking down your scripts and characters so actors can better understand them. Then discover how to conduct effective rehearsals, direct actors on set, and make non-actors feel engaged and comfortable. Plus, get tips for special scenarios, such as directing actors in scenes with special effects, conducting interviews, and working with sensitive subjects and children.


Topics include:

  • Casting and auditioning actors
  • Breaking down scripts and characters
  • Rehearsal
  • Directing actors
  • Working with non-actors
  • Special scenarios
 

Curriculum

  • Welcome
  • Casting & Auditioning
  • The Importance of Preparation
  • Communication
  • Preview
    Directing Techniques
  • Directing & Communication
  • On Set
  • Working with Non-Actors
  • Special Scenarios
  • Conclusion