Fixing The Acting In
Interrogation Scene

We try to fix the acting/directing in an interrogation scene from a film competition.
It shows all the signs of being shot too quickly. The characters are unclear, and
there’s some weird logic in the scene where the characters are having private
conversations for all to hear. Joining us are actor Robert Riechel and director Rika
Yasul Hammen.

Fixing The Acting In Interrogation Scene

We try to fix the acting/directing in an interrogation scene from a film competition. It shows all the signs of being shot too quickly. The characters are unclear, and there’s some weird logic in the scene where the characters are having private conversations for all to hear. Joining us are actor Robert Riechel and director Rika Yasul Hammen.

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EPISODE LINKS

"Just Cops" Short Film: https://youtu.be/wkwJXaFZ-_0?t=156

"Just Cops" transcript of scene: https://www.dropbox.com/s/toj9jzvnq5obk41/Just%20Cops.pdf?dl=0

Robert Riechel IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5830123/

Rika Yasui Hammen IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4064380/

Episode Outline

0:00 - Intro
1:12 - Welcome Robert and Rika
2:07 - Watching the scene
3:16 - Robert's first thoughts
7:34 - Rika's first thoughts
9:12 - The suspect's choice
10:29 - Weird blocking
14:31 - Framing the cops
16:15 - Direction for the older cop
17:53 - Shooting quickly
18:17 - Summarizing so far
18:59 - Too open and available
20:18 - Relationship between the cops
24:23 - Conversation with suspect
28:24 - Letting it breathe
30:57 - Power on screen
34:17 - Criticizing without shame
37:57 - When it's not working
44:25 - Self-control as a director
48:13 - Production affecting the acting
54:27 - Doing the exercise
55:28 - Experimental attitude
57:30 - Pressure on a TV show
59:09 - Different location?
1:00:43 - This is difficult
1:01:18 - Bombing as a actor?
1:02:18 - Not trusting the director
1:04:28 - Wrapping up

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