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Watch: Actors and Directors Talk Collaborating + Actors on Acting + Directors on Directing in New ‘Self Portrait’ Series

Watch: Actors and Directors Talk Collaborating + Actors on Acting + Directors on Directing in New 'Self Portrait' Series

I appreciated this new series of video portraits that come courtesy of Film 4, the British television network available in the UK. Uploaded to the network’s YouTube channel just yesterday, the videos feature many actors and filmmaking you know, reflecting on the creative process, sharing their their individual experiences with other artists in the process of making a film – actors like Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson on working with Quentin Tarantino on “Django Unchained;” director Steve McQueen on how he works with actors in general; Zoe Saldana on being an actor and having the least amount of power in the production process; McQueen again on directing, and opening oneself up to whatever comes during the process; and much more…

It’s a nice, intimate behind-the-scenes series of insights into personal style and technique. Watch all 3 videos below:

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