Get out of the frame and shut your pie holes.
“Let’s go again; that shot went a little soft.”
Because you’re also an exec producer, I’m blaming the focus puller for your wooden acting.
“Check the gate.”
If we have to do another take of this, I’ll slit my wrists.
“One more for safety.”
Maybe if you think the pressure’s off, you’ll give me one usable take.
“I need more energy.”
Your performance sucks, but I don’t speak actor language and can’t provide the direction needed to get you where I want, so I’ll use a meaningless, unactionable term like energy instead – one that I’ll be forced to reinterpret after the next shitty take.
“Honey, I need you to help us maintain continuity.”
Please keep your nipples tweaked between takes.
“We’ll get a pick-up shot of it later.”
No, we won’t.