ERIC Number: ED120824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Directing Performers for the Cameras.
Wilson, George P., Jr.
An excellent way for an undergraduate, novice director of television and film to pick up background experience in directing performers for cameras is by participating in nonbroadcast-film activities, such as theatre, dance, and variety acts, both as performer and as director. This document describes the varieties of activities, including creative, interpretive, and informative performances, in which the novice director should be involved. Topics discussed include: acting in drama, sketches, and commercials; interpretive reading--drama, poetry, fiction, and narration; presentation--eye-to-lens, demonstrational, and instructional TV; hosting; TV film, the director's media; theatre, the actor's medium; flexibility; director's decisions; delivery style; audiences; acting space; close-up shots; filming space; camera consciousness; TV drama; microphone consciousness; control room consciousness; studio environment; monitor feedback; floor directors; costume and makeup adjustments; and memory aids. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Film Association (Rochester, New York, August 1975)