You Are a Storyteller: Directing Q&A


In this week’s episode of You Are a Storyteller, we continue our special two-part Q&A series by answering questions about directing. Once again, we collected all manner of storytelling questions from our faithful followers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. (Special thanks to all who participated!)

In this episode, Belief Agency’s Ian Ebright joins Brian McDonald to respond to your questions. Together, they cover directing tips, mistakes to avoid, how to collaborate with different perspectives, how to encourage authenticity and subtlety in an actor’s performance, and more.

“If you can find a way to make the acting internal, it’s going to appear more natural.”

In the first part of this Q&A series, Brian and Ian discussed your questions about writing—including how to work through fear as a writer, how to do more showing than telling, and how to stay true to an armature.

Next up on You Are a Storyteller, we’ll return to our regular format as Jesse and Brian have a conversation about the importance of truth in storytelling. We hope you’ll join us!