Monthly Archives March 2015

Why The Camera Wants Actors To Think Like Movie Stars

Actors are taught that when the other actor in a scene is speaking, they should give all of their focus to the other actor and let the other actor have his or her moment. However, the other actor is usually off-camera and what’s left on camera is an actor graciously listening, while being completely uninteresting. In editing, we can cut to the actor on camera if we want, but why would we? Someone just listening isn’t interesting. Someone struggling with their own emotional experience because of what the other character is saying, and while the other character is saying it,
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