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Actor/Director Film Lab

via CreativeLive


The relationship between the filmmaker, the actor, and the camera is an integral part of every production, but is rarely discussed. In Actor/Director Film Lab, Robert Milazzo explores cinematographic craft and collaboration and its relationship to acting and performance.

In this beginner-friendly class, both filmmakers and actors learn new ways to work together to bring their best work to life. Filmmakers develop new skills for effectively communicating and collaborating with performers. Actors learn how cameras capture performance and how to adjust their work to suit a production’s technical realities.

Actor/Director Film Lab equips those who work on both sides on the camera with insights that improve their working/artistic relationships, while strengthening the quality of their professional film work.

Special Guests:

  • David Morse, Actor 
  • Kasi Lemmons, Writer/Director/Actor 
  • Keith Gordon, Writer/Director


  • Shot Sizes
  • Free Preview: Camera Placement
  • Camera Movement
  • Actor Critique: Speed
  • Actor Critique: Motion
  • Actor Critique: Size
  • Dynamics of Rehearsal
  • Dynamics of The Shoot
  • Dynamics of The Set
  • Keith Gordon Interview
  • Kasi Lemmons Interivew
  • David Morse Interview
  • What Makes a Good Collaboration?
  • The Three Myths of Film Acting: Don't Blink
  • The Three Myths of Film Acting: Speak Softly
  • The Three Myths of Film Acting: To Move or Not ..

Taught by

Robert Milazzo


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