4 Tips to Successfully Direct Improvised Scenes

Four tips for how to successfully direct improvised scenes in filmmaking. From the actors you select to the equipment you use to the story structure.

Improvised scenes in filmmaking is nothing new. Christopher Guest (the filmmaker behind such comedic classics as A Mighty Wind, This is Spinal Tap, and Best in Show) is one of the best known filmmakers for producing improvised work.

When you have the right cast, the right story, and the right script, you end up with an overall experience that is transcendent. I highly recommend filmmakers explore this aspect of the craft.

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