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This is a guest post by DP and filmmaker Randolph Sellars.

I’ve read several interviews with Hollywood directors who, when asked about directing actors, responded with something like “casting is 90% of the job.” While I agree that casting is extremely important and certainly makes the director’s job easier, I must quibble with their percentage estimate. This 90% claim is either a cop-out answer or these directors aren’t fully doing their jobs. Even the best actors still need skillful guidance with their roles. We’ve all seen great actors deliver bad performances occasionally. In most of these cases, it’s not entirely the actor’s fault. Much of the blame can be assigned to bad writing, sub par directing – or both. More »