An interesting video of a panel on cinematic performance that I participated in.
Poor on-camera performance is a common weak spot in film today, especially the independents. Through live examples, this panel of artists examines the difference between acting for film and acting for the theater, and the challenges each medium presents. In the process they will also share their personal stories, artistic leanings, and approaches.
Topics include: How to get the best out of first time actors, methods of working with non-professionals, how the best directors get the best performances, the need for serious study in acting, what actors look for in good direction, and what actors look for in a good screenplay.