As an Actor, I have been fortunate to volunteer a few times for Mary Lou Belli's USC, Multi- Camera Directing class. When asked, I usually jump at the chance. Why?
1) It is a completely free class experience for the actor.
2) Mary Lou is an actual working director and a good teacher.
3) well, read on...
Hi Mary Lou,
I wanted to send you a quck "thanks" and notes of my experiences in you class thus far.
Here are some of the great things I have been able to observe, and practice,
while on your USC MFA student sets:
1) Experiencing different director's styles and personalitites.
Some of these student directors are very loose, while some are closer to perfectionists and micro managers. I have found this to be true across the industry having worked for David Fincher (who was amazing) and many others, some, who in contrast, you hardly knew were there.
2) Having fun between takes & Returning to the Actor Focus on "Rolling"
While working as a BG actor on "Hart of Dixie", "Kickin it" an...