How do you direct actors for the camera? It isn’t rocket science, but it isn’t as easy as you may think, either. In this episode of the 2 Reel Guys, co-hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan discuss the challenges of directing actors.
Unlike traditional theater, film and video has the ability to really get inside an actor’s performance. What can a director do to help them feel more secure, so they can give the best performance? How do you balance wide shots with tight shots, geography with emotion? What should you say as soon as a take is completed and who should you say it to? These questions and more are covered in this episode of the 2 Reel Guys.
“Directing Actors for the Camera” – this week, on the 2 Reel Guys.
“Everyone knows what’s funny, right?” With those words, co-hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan explore the process of creating comedy on video. Along the way, the 2 Reel Players risk life and limb to showcase techniques that make a joke work.
Discover the values of timing, setting up and thwarting expectations, and how to bury a joke until the audience has forgotten about it, only to spring it on them when they least expect it.
“Creating Funny: How to Setup, Build, and Pay-off a Joke” – this week, on the 2 Reel Guys.