Ernest Goodman Film

Ernest Goodman Film Hi, my name is Ernest Goodman. I AM a film director located in the beautiful city of Los Angeles. This is fan page of my film production company "Ernest Goodman Film" Check out my great work in my awesome online Portfolio.
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Hello! Welcome to the fan page of "Ernest Goodman Film" production company. My name is Ernest Goodman. I am a film and stage director, cinematographer and web designer. As a film and theater director, I love adapting the classic novels and plays of famous playwrights and writers: Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Oscar Wild and others. I have an experience in the film and theater. I directed plays of Anton Chekhov in the theater (“Three Sisters”, “Cherry Orchard”, “Sea Gull”) many times. They are meaningful and gorgeous. I directed two short films based on the short stories of Anton Chekhov “The Guest” and “Marriage in 10 15 years’ time”. The Guest movie was in the official selection of the Hollywood Reel Independent film festival in 2012, Los Angeles. Currently, I work on several projects but mainly on new movie adaptation of the Anton Chekhov’s play “The Bear” to be shot in Los Angeles in 2013. In directing I primarily focus on the techniques of directing actors according Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and other methods. I teach 'directing actors' and 'acting' in my Goodman Directing and Acting studio, in Los Angeles. I write a book “The Art of Directing Actors” to be published 2013. Feel free check out web sites: (1) Goodman Directing and Acting studio – www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com (2) Ernest Goodman film director web site – www.ernestgoodman.us (3) New “The Bear” film web site. It is based on the Anton Chekhov play “The Bear” - www.bearthemovie.com (4) The Guest film, based on short story of Anton Chekhov – www.theguestfilm.net Official Selection of Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, 2012 (5) Kung Fu Web Masters, Web design and SEO, www.kungfuwebmasters.com Best of luck to you, Ernest Goodman.

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DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS + FREE BOOK

Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!

We are glad to offer 4-DAY DIRECTING ACTORS workshops in Los Angeles + FREE BOOK - second edition of The Art of Directing Actors:

Please check out our website for workshop schedule: www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com

If you're a film or theater director, actor or filmmaker looking for workshop where you make serious progress achieving your creative and professional goals in the very important area of DIRECTING ACTORS, join us.

The second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is available online in Amazon, or in our studio's shop at http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/product/the-art-of-directing-actors-by-ernest-goodman/

The book is a complete guide with 17 tools for directing actors, 20 examples of mistakes of a director. The Art of Directing Actors points out the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors, and offers ways to do better. In addition, a full list and classification of action verbs with a thesaurus, plus examples of a full script breakdown (The Bear by Anton Chekhov) with objectives, actions, and other tools are included.

Goodman Directing&Acting Studio offers various workshops for directors: Directing Actors Intensive and Directing Actors Introductions.

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DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS IN FALL 2018 + FREE BOOK

Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!

The second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is available online in Amazon, or in our studio's shop at http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/product/the-art-of-directing-actors-by-ernest-goodman/

The book is a complete guide with 17 tools for directing actors, 20 examples of mistakes of a director. The Art of Directing Actors points out the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors, and offers ways to do better. In addition, a full list and classification of action verbs with a thesaurus, plus examples of a full script breakdown (The Bear by Anton Chekhov) with objectives, actions, and other tools are included.

We are glad to offer 4-DAY DIRECTING ACTORS workshops in Los Angeles + FREE BOOK - second edition of The Art of Directing Actors:

Please check out our website for workshop schedule.

If you're a film or theater director, actor or filmmaker looking for workshop where you make serious progress achieving your creative and professional goals in the very important area of DIRECTING ACTORS, join us. Check out our web site www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com

DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH OF 2018 + FREE BOOKDear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!We ...
12/06/2017
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DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH OF 2018 + FREE BOOK

Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!

We are glad to offer 4-DAY DIRECTING ACTORS workshops in Los Angeles + FREE BOOK - second edition of The Art of Directing Actors:

Please check out our website for workshop schedule: www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com

If you're a film or theater director, actor or filmmaker looking for workshop where you make serious progress achieving your creative and professional goals in the very important area of DIRECTING ACTORS, join us.

The second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is available online in Amazon, or in our studio's shop at http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/product/the-art-of-directing-actors-by-ernest-goodman/

The book is a complete guide with 17 tools for directing actors, 20 examples of mistakes of a director. The Art of Directing Actors points out the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors, and offers ways to do better. In addition, a full list and classification of action verbs with a thesaurus, plus examples of a full script breakdown (The Bear by Anton Chekhov) with objectives, actions, and other tools are included.

Goodman Directing&Acting Studio offers various workshops for directors: Directing Actors Intensive and Directing Actors Introductions.

DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS IN FALL 2017 + FREE BOOKDear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!The second edition o...
06/13/2017
The Art of Directing Actors by Ernest Goodman

DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS IN FALL 2017 + FREE BOOK

Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!

The second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is available online in Amazon, or in our studio's shop at http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/product/the-art-of-directing-actors-by-ernest-goodman/

The book is a complete guide with 17 tools for directing actors, 20 examples of mistakes of a director. The Art of Directing Actors points out the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors, and offers ways to do better. In addition, a full list and classification of action verbs with a thesaurus, plus examples of a full script breakdown (The Bear by Anton Chekhov) with objectives, actions, and other tools are included.

We are glad to offer 5-DAY DIRECTING ACTORS workshops in Los Angeles + FREE BOOK - second edition of The Art of Directing Actors:

Please check out our website for workshop schedule.

If you're a film or theater director, actor or filmmaker looking for workshop where you make serious progress achieving your creative and professional goals in the very important area of DIRECTING ACTORS, join us. Check out our web site www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com

This is a handbook that has all the tools you'll need to effectively direct actors and to create memorable performances. By detailing out modern and classical methods for directing actors, you'll have a complete and versatile toolbox to draw on for use in any film or theater production (17 tools). W...

DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS IN FALL 2017 + FREE BOOKDear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!The second edition o...
06/01/2017
The Art of Directing Actors by Ernest Goodman

DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS IN FALL 2017 + FREE BOOK

Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!

The second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is available online in Amazon, or in our studio's shop at http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/product/the-art-of-directing-actors-by-ernest-goodman/

The book is a complete guide with 17 tools for directing actors, 20 examples of mistakes of a director. The Art of Directing Actors points out the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors, and offers ways to do better. In addition, a full list and classification of action verbs with a thesaurus, plus examples of a full script breakdown (The Bear by Anton Chekhov) with objectives, actions, and other tools are included.

We are glad to offer 5-DAY DIRECTING ACTORS workshops in Los Angeles + FREE BOOK - second edition of The Art of Directing Actors:

Fall 2017 Schedule

September 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
October 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

If you're a film or theater director, actor or filmmaker looking for workshop where you make serious progress achieving your creative and professional goals in the very important area of DIRECTING ACTORS, join us.

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This is a handbook that has all the tools you'll need to effectively direct actors and to create memorable performances. By detailing out modern and classical methods for directing actors, you'll have a complete and versatile toolbox to draw on for use in any film or theater production (17 tools). W...

I like comparing the rehearsal process with the process of making a Japanese Katana—the world’s best sword. The Katana i...
12/24/2016

I like comparing the rehearsal process with the process of making a Japanese Katana—the world’s best sword. The Katana is made by folding and welding pieces of high and low carbon steel thousands of times. In a rehearsal you should be folding and welding the script material thousands of times in order to create the best performance. The best things in life are not easy to achieve. You should be prepared to work hard and spend a lot of time if you want the outcome of your work to be unique and phenomenal.

Important to realize that in the same way we can accomplish anything in our life by doing the same thing over and over thousands of times like the Katana is made by folding and welding of the steel.

Please check out my blog posts about rehearsal techniques and other important things in directing actors.

http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/how-to-rehearse-with-your-actors/

Directors and actors frequently talk about certain objectives when they work on their scenes. These tools have more than...
11/06/2016
Tool # 1 SUPER OBJECTIVE, SCENE OBJECTIVE

Directors and actors frequently talk about certain objectives when they work on their scenes. These tools have more than 100 years history. Let’s explore what is Super objective and Scene Objective.
The SUPER OBJECTIVE is what does your character wants more than anything from life throughout the film or play.
The SCENE OBJECTIVE is what does your character wants more than anything throughout the scene.
Prior to Stanislavski, an actor’s job was to portray a certain emotional cliché on the director’s command. There was a list of specific gestures, facial expressions, body language samples and emotions that the actors had to learn and perform perfectly. Theater was based on Result-Oriented directing, in which the directors asked for a certain final expression from the actor (e.g. “cry,” “laugh,” or “be angry”). Acting consisted of strained line readings with overacted emotions. You can still see this in low-grade movies and TV shows.
This approach leads to dead forms of acting, including fake-looking emotions. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Constantin Stanislavski faced a crisis in the theater and saw the need for a change. As it was discussed in one of my previous posts, Stanislavski recognized three types of acting:
(1) The Art of Performance,
(2) The Art of Living,
(3) The Art as a Craft.
The Art of Performance is an older technique, in which actors were trained imitate various emotions and reactions. But as noted by Stanislavski and his followers, a play or film based on the Art of Performance usually leaves the audience uninvolved and uninterested. Stanislavski brought The Art of Living into the theater, which helped audiences become deeply and personally attached to plays.
The Art of Living is the opposite of the Art of Performance. The Art of Living is not just a depiction of the external manifestations of thinking and feeling, but the creation of a scene by depicting the inner lives of the characters and infusing the characters’ alien lives with the actor’s own human feelings.
http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/tool-1-super-objective-scene-objective/

Al Pacino from famous The Godfather film. This post is one of chapters from The Art of Directing Actors book, by Ernest Goodman: “There are no small roles, there are only small actors” ~ The motto of the Moscow Art Theater.

The main assumption in acting and directing actors is the idea that human emotions and feelings only appear spontaneousl...
10/17/2016
Where do the emotions and feelings come from?

The main assumption in acting and directing actors is the idea that human emotions and feelings only appear spontaneously, and therefore cannot be called up by the director or the actor. Stanislavski would tell this story when teaching to emphasis on this point: “The wife is waiting for her husband to come home after work at the factory. She has cooked a nice dinner for him. Abruptly, she gets a phone call telling her that her husband was killed in an accident at the factory. And what do you think was the first thought of the poor woman? She thinks… “what will I do with dinner now?”

Stanislavski used this to demonstrate how thoughts and emotions can be spontaneously illogical. Did we always cry when we should? Really, sometimes in life we laugh or behave very differently when crying would be more logical. So what is a natural and real behavior is what also works in the theater or film. And because it is natural, it affects the audience as such. Mistakenly, many new directors will ask for a particular emotion from the actor or actress. Unnatural and imitated emotions and feelings often leave the audience indifferent and cold. In ordinary life, we don’t think about our emotions and feelings, they usually appear after our thoughts. There are certain people who train (like religious monks,) who can control their stream of thoughts for short periods of time. Or they can be in “mental silence” which means a mental state without any thoughts, but the average person cannot do it.
This is from my book The Art of Directing Actors. :)
http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/emotion/

(From Art of Directing Actors book, by Ernest Goodman) You cannot hold the feeling. Constantin Stanislavski The main assumption in directing is the idea that human emotions and feelings only appear spontaneously, and therefore cannot be called up by the director of the actor.

DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS IN FALL 2016 + FREE BOOKDear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!The second edition o...
05/06/2016
The Art of Directing Actors by Ernest Goodman

DIRECTING ACTORS WORKSHOPS IN FALL 2016 + FREE BOOK

Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!

The second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is available online in Amazon, or in our studio's shop at http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/product/the-art-of-directing-actors-by-ernest-goodman/

The book is a complete guide with 17 tools for directing actors, 20 examples of mistakes of a director. The Art of Directing Actors points out the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors, and offers ways to do better. In addition, a full list and classification of action verbs with a thesaurus, plus examples of a full script breakdown (The Bear by Anton Chekhov) with objectives, actions, and other tools are included.

We are glad to offer 5-DAY DIRECTING ACTORS workshops in Los Angeles + FREE BOOK - second edition of The Art of Directing Actors:

Fall 2016 Schedule

September 10, 17, 18, 24, 25
October 15, 22, 23, 29, 30

If you're a film or theater director, actor or filmmaker looking for workshop where you make serious progress achieving your creative and professional goals in the very important area of DIRECTING ACTORS, join us. Check out our web site www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com

This is a handbook that has all the tools you'll need to effectively direct actors and to create memorable performances. By detailing out modern and classical methods for directing actors, you'll have a complete and versatile toolbox to draw on for use in any film or theater production (17 tools). W...

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Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!New, the second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is pub...
11/19/2015
The Art of Directing Actors by Ernest Goodman

Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!
New, the second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is published and available online in our studio's shop at http://www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/product/the-art-of-directing-actors-by-ernest-goodman/
I want to give the words of thanks to many people whose knowledge, inspiration, support, and guidance made this book possible to be published. Thank you very much.
The book is a complete guide with 17 tools for directing actors, 20 examples of mistakes of a director. The Art of Directing Actors points out the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors, and offers ways to do better. In addition, a full list and classification of action verbs with a thesaurus, plus examples of a full script breakdown (The Bear by Anton Chekhov) with objectives, actions, and other tools are included.
Very best,
author Ernest Goodman

Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!Finally, the second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is...
07/22/2015
Products | Directing Actors: Goodman Directing and Acting Studio, Los Angeles

Dear fellow filmmakers and theater professionals!

Finally, the second edition of my book "The Art of Directing Actors" is published and available online in Amazon, or in our studio's shop at www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com/shop.

The book is a complete guide with 17 tools for directing actors, 20 examples of mistakes of a director. The Art of Directing Actors points out the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors, and offers ways to do better. In addition, a full list and classification of action verbs with a thesaurus, plus examples of a full script breakdown (The Bear by Anton Chekhov) with objectives, actions, and other tools are included.

5-DAY DIRECTING ACTORS INTENSIVE workshops in Fall of 2015 in Los Angeles + FREE BOOK - check out our schedule at our website.

If you're a film or theater director, actor or filmmaker looking for workshop where you make serious progress achieving your creative and professional goals in the very important area of DIRECTING ACTORS, join us. Check out our website www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com

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