Kedar asked me if I encourage my actors to look at Video monitors. Actually I really hate video monitos, and if the producers did not insist, I would never have them on my set. . I never watch them personally and believe that it is waste f time for the actors to watch them. The only time I do watch them is when I am using a steady came or a device where I have not been able to look thru the camera, such as a remote controlled crane. The pictures you see are probably one of those devices. Or maybe I am trying to persuade an actor away from the monitor ! I make films for the adventure of it, and to be able to judge a shot only by looking at video monitor rather than a larger more all encompassing instinct. takes a way the thrill of film making….
To me the adventure of film making is why I make films. Otherwise you are making a commercial. So I never watch a shot through a video screen, but stay as close to my actors to almost will them on to perform and live their parts. I also believe that directors who sit behind their monitors as scenes are being shot, are disconnecting from a larger more spiritual form of connecting with the process.
They are separating the consciousness of their art thru hiding behind a cloak f technology