This is a DVD course on acting. Not the art or craft of acting, but the business side of acting. The question most actors ask is, “How can I get work? I’m a good actor. I give good auditions, but I don’t get enough call backs and bookings.” I explore the answers to these questions in this series. I think you will find this information rewarding, for what I know, no producer or director talks about acting, mostly actor’s talk about acting. This Business of Acting set is from the viewpoint of, “Who is your primary audience?”, “What is the real result you should be going for?” and “How can you increase your statistics; number of auditions, number of callbacks, number of bookings and the money you get for each booking.”
Eric Sherman’s life is dedicated to movies. He has worn every hat: produced, directed, acted, photographed, edited, done make-up, hair and wardrobe, made popcorn, sold movies and collected money from theaters. His purpose in life is to make good films and help as many as possible to do the same. He consults others on all the above subjects, plus business plans, budgets, schedules and expert witness legal services.
Eric Sherman – Producer, Writer, Director, Author of DIRECTING THE FILM and SELLING YOUR FILM
This DVD series is about directing art and craft. The director is the primary artist in charge of the overall outcome of the movie. The directory has to be extremely knowledgeable about the technical, aesthetic and historic issues and must be aware of time spent. Time is money in movies as we know. This DVD series presents sample scenes directed by master directors, which will be broken down to understand how was each shoot executed. You will also learn who works with the director and who is on the director’s primary creative team.
In these three discs (more than four hours of material), you’ll learn about the ideal relationship between directors and producers. You’ll also hear the three attributes that must be possessed by any director, as well as the three best training grounds for directors.
Eric will show you scenes from movies, and he breaks them down, shot by shot, discussing the elements. This will really open your eyes.
You’ll also learn guidelines on where to put your camera, and you’ll hear tips about lens choice and their impact on your film.
Finally, Eric will show you forms he has developed that make your job much more organized and, thus, easier. Eric also will recommend film exercises that work you through the process of designing shots and scenes.
Table of Contents
DIRECTING SEMINAR WITH ERIC SHERMAN (1’45”)
Definition of a Director, a Producer and the Relationship between the Two
General Overview of Production
Common Comparisons to a Director
3 Attributes to Be a Director
3 Elements that Establish a Director
3 Best Training Grounds for a Director
3 Worst Directions You Can Give
Director’s Product: the viewpoint which allows for the creation of an integrated and unified film 5 Other Key Products and Viewpoints that Are Needed
DIRECTING SEMINAR WITH ERIC SHERMAN (1’23”)
Scenes from A BRONX TALE and LAWS OF GRAVITY
Scene 1 from A BRONX TALE
Scene 2 from A BRONX TALE
Scene from LAWS OF GRAVITY
Scene Breakdown: SHADOW OF A DOUBT
A scene from RIO BRAVO
A scene from TOUCH OF EVIL
DIRECTING SEMINAR WITH ERIC SHERMAN (1’11”)
Director’s Scene Breakdown Sheets
Getting Behind Schedule
Where To Put Your Camera
“Directors are not hired, projects are bought”