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The Corporate Media Toolkit by Ray DiZazzo

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DIRECTING ACTORS ON LOCATION OR IN THE STUDIO

“Let the fun begin!”

In This Chapter

Tradition Versus Corporate

The Director as Protector

Employee “Actors”

Employee Interviews

Executives

Executives on Teleprompter

So . . .

Over the years, I’ve found that many times (especially if the actors are truly talented) less direction leads to better performances. I recall reading an interview with a famous feature film director talking about working with two A-list actors on location. When asked how he directed them, he said something like, “I just get the two of them together and we talk about the scene. Then I go away and come back a little later and we shoot it.” No doubt that was an over simplification on the director’s part, but to a significant ...

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