“Directors have to remember that a lot of players who go in front of the camera are nervous, frightened, insecure, unconfident…” –Gary Busey
While many independent filmmakers spend the majority of their efforts getting caught-up in issues behind the camera, its important to remember the value of what is actually captured on film. That is, to make a high quality film and gain success, filmmakers must ensure that the performances of their actors are of the highest quality.
This article offers some advice and the opinions of numerous actors on how a director can get the most out of his or her actors. The first piece of advice that is mentioned is to make the actors feel at home. More specifically, in making an actor feel at home, directors help their actors deliver great performances.
To see the other advice, check out the article!