Jonathan Frakes Shoots to Thrill
Launching a second career as a director wasn't easy. He learned by shadowing others.
Our guest this week is the unique and legendary Jonathan Frakes. He was a lead on Star Trek: The Next Generation before he transitioned to the directing chair. To get his shot at directing he had to learn a ton from the craftspeople around him. But he also applied his history as an actor to his process, resulting in an ability to be an extremely economical actor's director.
Frakes is, unsurprisingly, a good storyteller. He knows a lot about the process from many angles, he had a great time sharing some of the insights, BTS Stories, and 'inside No Film School bullshit that people need to know.'
We'd be remiss if we didn't also remind everyone that Frakes isn't just a great actor, and director but also a world-class meme unto himself:
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