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Directing & Talent Tips

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By Jim Powell

   Jim Powell, a national voice-over and on-camera narrator, has written many articles and newsletters concerning working with and developing talent including narrators and actors.   He has lectured at InfoCOMM and the International Television Association’s International Conference. He has also lectured to many television related local association chapters.

   His publication "The Business of Talent" helps the director work with talent to gain the most efficient and highest quality performance from that talent. The following is a list of articles from "The Business of Talent" available for you. Simply touch your mouse to the title and enjoy.

What the Talent Needs to Know  Guide your talent to a successful performance to achieve your goals.

For Your Ditty Bag   Items and tools of the trade that help directors, gaffers, talent and others perform their work better.

The Infamous yet Wonderful Wireless Ear Prompter   Explore a solution to on-camera prompting problems in the field or in the studio.

The Talent Guide  Information to help the professional producer obtain his or her goals through talent.

Take Five and Count    Having a "mental block?"   Do what the professionals do.

Lavaliere Microphone Techniques  Inexpensive Techniques to Reduce Lavaliere Microphone Problems

Why do talent mark scripts?  Underlines, circles and other marks. What do they mean?

Articulation Exercises  Great for practice or fun.

HDTV & DTV  A talent’s nightmare?

Walk the Talk   Portray your character through a real life person

 

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