Filmmaking from the Inside-Out
with Illeana Douglas
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05 The Roulette Wheel of Insanity48:12
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About The Class
help everyone do their best work.
Where exactly does a filmmaker’s responsibility end and an actor’s begin? Filmmaking requires an abundance of creative collaboration and parsing out who is responsible what is a surprisingly complicated endeavor. In Filmmaking from the Inside-Out, Illeana Douglas will share strategies and insights that improve communication for those working on both sides of the camera.
Illeana has a unique vantage point. Her grandfather is the OSCAR® award-winning actor, Melvyn Douglas and she has worked extensively as an actor, director, and producer alongside some of the giants in the industry, including: filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant and Robert Redford; and actors Robert De Niro, Ralph Fiennes, and Nicole Kidman. In this class, Illeana will help both actors and filmmakers develop a better understanding of their own unique roles and how they can work together to capture the best-possible performance, in-camera. You’ll learn:
- The precise definition of “filmmaker” and what they are responsible for
- What the actor is expected to bring to a production
- Customizable approaches for improving communication on set
- Techniques for capturing performance on camera
Nearly every filmmaker and actor grapples with some level of insecurity and wants to feel more confident about their work. In this class, you’ll learn strategies for improving your craft and communicating about your unique contributions with your fellow creative collaborators.
Whether you are a filmmaker or actor, you’ll learn tangible and craft-based approaches to making constructive decisions and capturing the best work on set and in the camera.
- Anastas Michos, Cinematographer
- Bill Pankow, Editor
- Neil LaBute, Writer/Director
Background & Inspiration22:37
The History of Actors and Their Influences28:44
The History of Actresses & the Archetypes09:18
The History of Writers & Directors20:18
The Roulette Wheel of Insanity
Illeana Douglas talks about the complexity and difficulty of bringing a film project to life.48:12
Collaborating with Actors29:26
Actor to Director with Neil LeBute38:34
Collaboration with Editors06:17
Importance of Editing with Bill Pankow47:14
Working with Cinematographers with Anastas Michos1:03:16
Illeana Douglas is an award winning actress/writer/director whose recent films include She's Funny That Way directed by Peter Bogdanovich, Sisters with Barbara Hershey, Max Rose with Jerry Lewis, and Chez Upshaw with Kevin Pollak, for which Douglas won the LA ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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A great insight from a veteran of Hollywood on her perspective, thoughts, ideas and genuine feeling of what each individual can gain from simply believing in yourself and your abilities. Ms. Douglas and special guests took time to give us as much useful information as possible in a very tough business of film making. Hope to have such courses again.
This was a fascinating and useful course. Ms. Douglas' views on the craft of filmmaking helped me better understand it.
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