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Maybe you’ve had to direct a student film for class. Exciting! But that means you have to direct people, and if you don’t have experience managing a set, you may be awkward to work with your actors without accidentally being a jerk. You need to learn the best way to communicate with your cast from the experts who have been there before – and who better than Hollywood royalty?
This Thursday, June 30th, the School of Communication will host Adam Nimoy, television director and son of actor Leonard Nimoy, for a masterclass on “Working with Actors.” We’ll quote the SOC description here:
One of the biggest complaints Nimoy would hear from actors on the set is that, “nobody talks to us,” except to say “move here, move there, faster, slower, louder, softer, cut, print, moving on!” This class is a way for directors to address some of those concerns and provide a deep dive into how to direct actors.
We won’t pretend to know what Nimoy does, but it sounds like there’s a lot more involved than just ordering your cast around really politely. You don’t appear to need to register in advance, so show up before 1pm on Thursday to hear sound advice from the son of Spock himself.