by Jemma Gross.
Okay so that may seem an obvious statement to make, but it was only when I went behind the camera and made my first short film did I truly understand how different it is.
As a theatre director I am used to allowing plenty of rehearsal time to allow an actor to build his part, improvise, connect to her partner, find the moment etc but on a film set when time is ticking away and your First AD keeps reminding you of schedules and set-ups and you often shoot out of sequence, how can you keep that organic creativity flowing?
Also in theatre my indication of my best work is when the actors make the play their own once it’s up in front of an audience and work off of that new energy, a factor entirely devoid in film.
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