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Publisher's Summary

In this essential guide to acting, internationally renowned directing coach Judith Weston demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, and what directors do wrong. She also goes over script analysis and preparation and how actors work, and she shares important and helpful insights into the director/actor relationship. The Directing Actors audiobook was recorded by Judith Weston in 2019 and is based on the classic best seller from 1996. 

©1996 Judith Weston (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Very thorough

Honestly this woman goes over every scenario in intense detail and also gives modern references. It’s almost like a wisdom book from a woman who’s been in the game forever directing actors. Honestly pretty solid I feel like I leveled up reading it

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  • Jacob Moore
  • 2019-10-15

Directing Humans

As a technically and visually minded creator, this book has been unbelievably insightful into the heart, soul, and humanity of filmmaking. While this is just a first step in learning how to direct actors, after this book I feel confident enough to start making mistakes.

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  • Saki Bomb
  • 2020-05-11

Great Listen!!

Love it! There are a ton lessons to be learned here in this audio book.

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  • John Xiong
  • 2020-10-27

Wished I had the physical book!!

Great read! There are a lot of great tips and experiences. It was great that there were examples of actors/actresses of when ideas were applicable.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-12-02

Opened my eyes and ears.

Gave me a better understanding of the relationship between Directors and Actors, and the tools in which to facilitate the process.

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  • Diego A. Velasco
  • 2021-02-18

This book changed my life.

I read the book ten years ago and decided to hear the audio version as a refresher and boy am I glad I did it.
If you want to direct or have been directing and want to change things up this is a must listen.
Thank you Judith 🙏😊

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  • Xander Turian
  • 2020-12-31

Fantastic tool for directors and also actors

I am an actor/director and found that the information within this book is essential and incredibly insightful. It collects multiple techniques and methods and apply them in a way that is crash and easy to follow.

I also have the printed book version, and the audio version is updated and adapted in a great way and read by Judith herself so it is like being in a private coaching session with her.

Highly recommend

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  • sean claffey
  • 2022-07-06

All directors need to read this.

Funny how sometimes what you need shows up at the right time. On my second read and bought her Book the directors intuition.

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  • KMKS
  • 2021-01-28

Narration too hard to listen to

Not all authors make good narrators, and unfortunately, this is the case here. The halting and choppy narration is so distracting I keep losing focus and though I am more than halfway through the book, I couldn't really tell you much about the content. It's probably better read than listened to, but I have found other books that I prefer and am not likely to buy the paperback nor finish the audio.