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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Martha Mitchell

Interviewed by: Timothy Busfield

Director Martha Mitchell (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Madam Secretary, Without a Trace) recounts her 25-plus year directorial career, highlighting her work in episodic television and her service to the Guild on the Eastern Directors Council and the National Board.

On Directing Actors

Martha Mitchell speaks about directing actors to calibrate their performance to the procedural genre and how portraying less emotion may be more impactful for audience.

On Efficient Shooting

Mitchell describes how efficient shooting and multiple cameras can help a director avoid a long shoot day.

On Advice to Young Directors

Mitchell advises young directors to listen to their first instincts when directing.