One moment in Caine’s “Acting in Film,” however, stood out for me in particular: when Caine gives advice to his fellow actors on marks, focus and why they are important.
What is great about this part of the video is that it showcases Caine’s understanding of the technical issues of filmmaking and how they relate to acting (i.e. focal planes). He knows that he needs to think about hitting the mark as well as saying his line. His advice on backing off and saying the line to then walk into the mark is smart and I wish every actor would learn it – it would certainly make long lens focus pulling easier!