I am primarily a teacher, and only got into writing books because I was asked to, and because I felt they would be a useful adjunct to the teaching. I was always mindful that mere information unconnected to experience might be useless or even harmful. I have endeavored to make my books more than sources of information; I have wanted them to be experiences.|
Both books are really meant not just for directors, but for writers, actors and anyone who wants to live creatively. Readers have told me that "Directing Actors" is especially helpful for actors, and "The Film Director's Intuition" especially helpful for writers (in addition to directors, of course).
To be quite honest with you, I am at heart a revolutionist - none of my books or classes endeavor to tell you how to do things as well as they are usually done - that's not good enough, in my opinion. I wish that the power brokers of the film world - studio executives, producers, agents, etc. - might also read my books and become engaged by their principles, which are simple, practical and completely viable commercially. But in the meanwhile, I endeavor to help the directors, actors, writers, and other artists who read my books to find support, confidence, self-respect, and joy in their work.
Click on each book cover for description and endorsements for "Directing Actors" and "The Film Director's Intuition," respectively.