Analysis/ refection 6 – ‘shooting on the day’

Guest lecturer, Sandra spoke to the Film-TV 1 students about the production of our short films as well as some strategies for the shoot day or in Sandra’s words “Learning how to be smart as soon as possible to get things done on the day of shooting”. Sandra provided the room with some insights into how to direct actors. Sandra told that when directing actors it is important not to hurt their confidence or to offend their acting abilities. Sandra spoke about how it’s often not the actor’s technique that is wrong, it is just that the actor and the director have different expectations of what they want from a scene or character. Sandra told a handy hint – to word things so that actors think that they came up with the idea. Sandra also advised not to get too bogged down in the actor’s technique