January 29, 2016 at 5:20AM
Natural acting - without rehersal?
Just read an interview with two young actors - Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri.
Which were casted in film - Little Man directed by Ira Sachs. This film is sceeening at this year Sundance Festival.
In the interview they were also discussing directors technique of leading actors and this part is really interesting so I thought it would be nice to discuss.
"Ira believes filming should be natural. If we rehearsed it over and over again he would say, "Oh, well no, it’s just you saying some lines." He wants it to be, you’re not acting, you’re just being yourself and this camera is coming around you. --M.B.
This was my first time shooting that way. If I had done a film or theater, it was always rehearsal. It was my first time not doing rehearsal. I felt like it did help me more, because it made the character and the lines more natural to me. I didn’t have to think about ways to say it or act like I was acting like I was saying it. I was just saying words. --M.B.
You are responding to them in that moment, in the actual time, instead of going, "She said that, now I say my line." It was more about, he said that, now I respond. And Ira was very particular telling us, "Do not act." --T.T."
What do you think about it guys?