"A stupendous master work that powerfully demystifies the black art of directing actors. Well done!"
John Badham, Director, Saturday Night Fever, Wargames, Supernatural, Arrow, 12 Monkeys
"Directing Actors has proven utterly invaluable. Per's ideas are so clearly explained and more importantly demonstrated, that it is immediately possible to see just what an important contribution this series makes to the training of actors and directors.
There is nothing available that can compete with this thoroughly comprehensive work. As a coach, and as a director, I am challenged, changed and empowered by Directing Actors."
Mark Westbrook, Course Leader, 1 Year Full Time Diploma in Acting for Stage and Screen, Acting Coach Scotland
"I've just downloaded the whole Directing Actors, and already started with the 4 first ones, even if Per Holmes doesn't recommend it to see it all in a row. But at the end of the first one I couldn't wait for the next volumes! So sorry Per, but I think I will watch them all quite fast!
This is a great and subtle course about directing actors, which everybody who's interested in directing or acting should watch, to learn, or fine-tune their knowledge."
Didier Borgel-Hansen, Commercial Director, Nescafe, Nintendo, Sony, Samsung Galaxy
"I've been a fan of your work from the very beginning. Directing Actors has lived 100% up to my hopes and expectations.
Your approach is really excellent. The depth of your insight and the systematic way with which you apprehend your subject matter is rival to none. Your work is a gift to others."
Mathilde Bonnefoy, Producer/Editor of CitizenFour, Academy Award Winner
"Directing Actors is bananas awesome! The most valuable piece of material I've ever found on the subject of working with actors."
Xander Bartole, Commercial Director, L'Oreal, eBay, Nestle, Weightwatchers, Jagermeister
"Directing Actors is by far the most comprehensive directing course I've ever taken. It breaks down the method of not just directing actors but of the acting process itself, at the psychological level.
I can't recommend this course more highly. Get ready to go down the rabbit hole and learn what it takes to direct an award winning performance from your actors."
Alex Ferrari, Writer, Director, Host of the #1 Filmmaking Podcast IndieFilmHustle
"Award Of Superiority ... A rich education on the craft of directing."
"As a VFX Supervisor who has recently ventured into directing, I have found Directing Actors to be an invaluable resource. Per is tremendously insightful, and clearly breaks the art and craft of directing and acting down in a practical, serviceable way. Highly recommended."
Adam Stern, Director, VFX Supervisor, Continuum, Almost Human, Falling Skies
"Directing Actors is ridiculously good. I feel like only now I am truly learning the art of filmmaking. Directing actors was definitely one of my big weaknesses as a director and now I feel like I can confidently go out there and talk to the best of them.
Actually this course to me is way beyond actors and directing them. It made me extremely aware of the story I want to tell. This is probably the best money I've spent for my filmmaking career."
Hisham Izzeldin, Director, Deported (fully funded feature film on KickStarter)
"The combination of rigorous analysis and practical application in Directing Actors is remarkable. It's eclectic in the best sense of the word. Every existing technique is discussed and integrated into a new approach that takes into account the unique imaginative role of the actor on set combined with the technical and practical demands placed on the director."
Nigel Levy, Director, Da Vinci Detective, Titanic: Case Closed, Co-Director, Mothers and Daughters
"Thank you for the great effort! The course is amazing! I have been looking for such a thing for a long time but never found a well structured course that covers every detail like the one I have here. It really changed the way I think. It is a must for any filmmaker who wants to get the best out of his or her actors... And the thing is, it really works. Thank you!"
Samih Alnaqqash, Director
"In typical Per Holmes fashion, the whole subject of directing actors has been deconstructed and rebuilt from the ground up in meticulous detail.
There is no simple magic bullet here, but what you get is a unified framework that makes sense of all the pre-existing approaches, a Grand Unification Theory of acting.
It's fascinating and insightful stuff and I'm thoroughly enjoying it."
"Directing Actors is a blast! I'm shooting my next movie "Hijabsta Ballet" in 7 weeks, and my characters are so much clearer now."
Syed Zul Tojo, Writer, Director
"Working with actors can be difficult, but thanks to Per Holmes Hollywood Camera Work "Directing Actors", I know now that I can become a much better director. Who needs film school when you have Per Holmes? I purchased directing actors immediately it came out and It's awesome!
It does not matter if you are a professional or a novice director. This is a must and definitely worth the money. Thanks again Per, it's because of your work, knowledge and passion that makes me a better director with much more confidence."
Michael Axelsson, Director, Faces Of War, Stress
"Directing Actors is a completely eye-opening course that really helps experienced directors deepen their craft and for more inexperienced directors get familiar into the art and psychology of this profession."
Alexander Osborne, Director, Editor, VFX Artist, Life Light Productions
"The Directing Actors course is great resource for any serious filmmaker. For students and veterans alike, this extensive and well crafted course breaks down the key fundamentals of directing actors from development right through to production.
There quite simply isn't any other course out there that breaks down the crucial elements of directing like this course does from Hollywood Camera Work. You need to watch this course before starting your next film!"
Neil Horner, Director, Producer, AB Negative
"I've used your techniques to work with absolutely inexperienced students who've decided to take an acting course for the first time in their lives. The techniques work fantastic!"
Pavel Sanaev, Director, Writer
"I have discovered Hollywood Camera Work's tutorials quite some time back and have been following them ever since. I have studied all of the video tutorials and have really learned a lot from them.
Directing actors is my new favorite. It is an excellent video tutorial which delivers the essence of directing actors in theory and gives examples to complete the tutorial. It is a real treat for watching and learning new approaches to the subject.
Communication with the actors really is the most powerful tool for achieving the maximum of any given situation.
I recommend all Hollywood Camera Work's tutorials and am looking forward to the next one."
Aleksander Kogoj, Director, AX Production
"Directing Actors is fantastic. It's a wonderful guide to what you can do and what you should do. I admire Per's ability to make the vast amount of material presentable, and the hard work everyone invested in making this resource."
Lior Shemesh, Director
"This course means a lot to me, not only from filming point of view. This course is changing my life. What you did is really amazing."
"Directing actors is such a great course that teaches the ins and outs of the business. I can see the great deal of thought and planning that went into the creation of this course. I've learned great tips to pull the best performance out of an actor without dictating how to do a scene. Just an amazing course and amazing professor. Life changing for any actor or director."
Mark Bachar, Director
"Having seen so far five parts, my impression is that this course will shave off a lot of time on set. The clarity of presentation and the way this course is organized is second to none."
Dr. Sassi V. Sassmannshausen Ph.D., Cineversity.com, Los Angeles, CA
"Being a director with established film career in Russia, I thought I knew a lot about working with actors. After watching Directing Actors, I must say that I didn't know a lot of valuable staff. This course is a 10 out of 10.
In a simple way the course teaches you how to teach actors to do their work much better. It also helps to understand the core rules of human behavior by guiding you through the labyrinths of psychology, and that makes it very useful not only for directors, but also for screenwriters attempting to create sophisticated yet reliable characters."
Pavel Sanaev, Director, Hooked (Best Action Feature at Pasadena Film Festival), Writer, Bury Me Behind The Baseboard (#1 novel in World Literature, Russia)
"Directing Actors is the most definitive course on screen acting available anywhere. It's thoroughly researched and presented in a clear and straight forward manner. Most importantly, my confidence as a director has soared and the quality of my actors' performances have improved greatly."
Brett Eichenberger, Director, Light Of Mine, By God's Grace
"I have learned more from Directing Actors than all the books and articles I've read, and YouTube videos on the subject combined. It's thorough, clearly explained, and makes the penny drop."
"Directing Actors is the best training series ever made for aspiring Directors and Actors. An eye opener.
I got accepted at **** for 2016 winter session (Los Angeles) and was about to attend. Then you announced Directing Actors. I bought it and here I am, I did not go to film school after watching the first volume. I am glad I did not go.
I am very thankful to you and your work. It has changed my life. I wish I would have found your website before I went to my first film school. But better late than never."
"As with all Per Holmes productions, Directing Actors is a comprehensively exhaustive journey into the many doctrines, theories and techniques used to direct the actor. The videos give you a real feel for the process of directing actors from prep to audition through production.
The only problem is that there is so much information it will take numerous viewings to glean all the insights, but certainly well worth it."
Mark P. Willner, Producer, Angel Station Pictures
"A unique and immensely deep toolkit, illuminated with countless live examples and nuanced explanations."
Mondo Ghulam, Director / Animation Director
"Directing Actors is an incredibly thorough, insightful and thought-provoking piece of work, which has been fascinating to watch and will undoubtedly be of enormous use to anyone interested in directing for film or TV."
Eric Styles, Director, Miss Conception, Relative Values, Tempo
"Directing Actors is an incredible, in-depth resource for any director, from the beginner to the veteran looking to refine their skills!"
Manuel Crosby, Director, DP
"As a new filmmaker working on my first feature, I was searching for a directing program with access to on-set examples, real actors and a spirit of collaboration and mentorship. Directing Actors offers that and more! Highly recommended for any aspiring filmmaker!"
"Working with actors is the weakest skill area for many aspiring directors and this course is just right. Better than going to any film school! "
Ashwinikumar Walde, Director, Mumbai
"Directing Actors has given me a comprehensive tool set to deal with different acting problems on set."
Felipe G. Santiago, Director, Brazil
"Directing Actors is the ultimate acting/directing course for filmmakers; it contains most, if not all, the directing techniques in existence to create excellent performances for film and TV.
Directing Actors contains tons of straightforward information, without fancy jargon, than any other seminar or book in existence.
This course should not be taken in a single pill, and I really recommend taking notes along the videos, and watch the course again not to miss any important information, until one is very familiar with the techniques."
Ricardo Orta, Director, Actor
"Directing Actors has completely changed the way I direct my actors. It is a must have course for established & aspiring filmmakers. It's hands down the best course out there providing abundant of information & technique which requires full dedication from its viewer.
The only way to take full advantage of these lessons is by watching each volume multiple times. Also I recommend taking good notes and apply those notes into effect while interacting with your actors.
The instructor, actors & technician has made this course so much fun to watch it right on your mobile devices and they are so supportive in replying to any question that you may have.
I wish this course was available to me years ago. Nevertheless, I have it now on my iPad and I'm lovin' it. I can't thank Mr. Per Holmes and his team enough for the encouragement & knowledge they have gifted me via their lessons."
Shams Charania, Writer, Director, Fakir Of LA
"HUGE shoutout to Per Holmes and the crew at Hollywood Camera Work."
Charles Nathan, Independent Producer
"With Directing Actors, you learn how you can communicate your project to actors and the process to push the actors not to play a role but feel, react, think, identify with their role."
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