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Understanding character motivation

Understanding character motivation: Creating a Short Film: 04 Working with Actors
Understanding character motivation: Creating a Short Film: 04 Working with Actors

In order for actors to deliver the best and most believable performances, their behaviors must be motivated. So actors must collaborate with directors to ensure that each action and line of dialog has the proper motivation so that actors can play the scene well. When actors perform a scene without motivated behavior, the performances tend to feel disingenuous and artificial.

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Filmmaking Video Video Pre-Production

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