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It has been said that there’s an actor inside all of us. And isn’t it true that we act virtually every day of our lives as we try to charm our way through tough situations, and act confident even though we are nervous and uncertain? But for those of you who truly want to act as a career, hobby, dream come true, way to make extra money, etc – to really do it right and add to your success, taking an acting class or workshop can be the first step in the right direction. A basic acting class will teach a student acting technique and how to really feel the emotion of the character and then how to portray the emotion physically and verbally for others to see. Other specialized areas of acting such as voice, confidence, body language, and expression are also discussed.
First of all, identify your dream-come-true acting job. Is it on-camera (video) or theater? The acting industry does not make it easy since on-camera vs theatrical deliveries are totally different and require a different skill level.
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Let’s talk about on-camera acting. What is on-camera acting? On-camera acting is a technique whereby the talent is videoed while reading lines from a hand- held script, reading from a Teleprompter monitor, reciting previously memorized lines, or coming up with their own lines – all done while acting out the character role. In other words – the personality of the character, the situation the character is in, being aware of other people involved in the scene, bringing the character to life, and making the viewing public believe just for a few minutes that what they are watching is really true and not pre-videoed or pre-recorded!
An on-camera acting class at any level, whether it be beginner, intermediate or advanced concentration, should teach students how to ‘sell’ the character to the viewing audience. In a basic ‘acting for the camera’ class this should include much of the following (but not limited to):• How to pretend and make believe
• How to get into character
• How to use previous life experiences to help portray a role
• How to relax and be self-confident
• How to use voice to bring the scene and the character to life
• How movement and body language will affect the character
• Timing and working with other actors in the scene
• Letting go and having fun
• Facial expression
• Levels of drama
• What comes naturally for you
It’s also important to understand that specialty classes can really help to make talent more professional and to gain more experience on camera. Specialty classes could be classes in improvisation, scene study, Teleprompter, stand-up comedy, soap opera technique, memorization, voice, stage or theatrical, auditioning skills, lose the jitters, stage combat, cold reads, and TV commercials.
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Basic Acting classes should include a limited amount of lecture material from the coach, and more individualized on-camera time and acting with another student in a scene while being recorded with play back critique. A student can also learn a lot by watching the good and bad of other students in the class.
Treat the acting trade just like any other skilled craft in the world today. The more you know, the better you will be and the more successful you will be. If you are an aspiring model, acting classes can also help you to be a better model while you learn how to really feel the scene being photographed with you in it as the model.
Remember that many models will act, and many actors will model. Therefore, understanding how modeling is really acting will provide many advantages for both models and actors!
Remember to have fun and enjoy yourself. Acting often times is not considered a real job because it’s just too much fun!!