What does a Director do? (part)
I don’t expect the everyday movie-going public to really know what a Director does. I’m surprised, though, at how few actors really know what a Director does. We’ll get into the specifics of his job after we present what he does in a qualitative sense.
When I was in Vietnam shooting a video, a local production manager was giving me problems. He was a cocky 25 year old who wouldn’t follow rules. Finally, I sat him down, and through a translator, I simply said the following.
“Do you know what a Director does? (He shakes his head NO.) I continue, “A Director simply brings out the best in people. Doesn’t matter if they’re an actor, model, cameraman, or coordinator. A Director draws upon his skills of communication to motivate those he needs, and he inspires them beyond what they would do by setting an example of excellence that is admired. If you let me direct your contribution, I will make you more money than you ever imagined, and in the process, make you a better man.” …
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