This page is dedicated to Renee O'Connor's directorial
for Renee's second directing job
Renee's first directing job was the Xena episode Deja
Vu All Over Again.
Renee on directing
Excerpts from the ROC Newsletter, 3/99
"I've always wanted to be the creative mind behind developing a
story and telling it to an audience."
"...now that I'm having a chance to direct: I'm just so inspired
and proud to have this opportunity."
"I haven't felt this excited in a LONG time."
"But as I think about it...I've always wanted a career like Penny
Marshall's. She's been in television for a long time, yet she's also done
some major films. Like the movie "Big". I love that film. I think that's
an ideal career. I can see myself moving in that direction."
"The director can completely change a scene depending on the angle
of the camera, the lens he chooses, or the way the camera moves in a scene.
It can change an entire performance, and that astounded me!"
Great Episode! And great directing job!! :)
I made a small montage based on the theme of the episode.
On The Set!
"There's a joke that is played on first-time directors here. At
lunch on the first day, the producers bring them an airline ticket back
to the U.S. and say, 'First day you get behind schedule, you're outta here.'
I kept waiting to get my ticket."
"During filming, I learned how to compromise with what you have
in your mind compared to what's actually possible to manifest"
"Lucy was wonderful. The first day, she and Ted teased me a bit,
saying 'Oh, I don't think I would play it like that.' Just completely setting
me up as an ego-centric, precious actor might do. They joked around saying,
'We'll dub my lines later. I'll just stand off camera for this.' They were
such a tease, but very supportive. Especially Lucy. She tried to help me
get everything I could to succeed."
*Pictures and excerpts above, from Chakram Newsletter
Send your congratulations and best wishes to Renee
on MaryD's Renee
The Director Page.
She will be sending it to Rocweb for Renee to see.