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Is intangible. It’s that mind state where everything just clicks. Everything is so beyond easy it actually pays you back.
It’s where your actions are effortless, and your results exceed your previous expectations.
The Zone is quite simply — Being in a perfect state of mind for a given period of time, resulting in an optimal, performance at a heightened level.
~ Coach Banks
We’re all back, it’s a new month and there’s just one question to ask your self… What have you done for your Actor lately?
As many of you already know, I separate the individual (you) into two distinct categories: The Survivalist, that person who navigates you through life, tackling all of life’s demands and requirements, and The Creative Genius, the artistic aspect of you who thrives on creating. For this installment, we’re going to concentrate on the dynamics of The Creative Genius.
The Creative Genius, that fun, adventurous, free spirit side of you, can be broken down into it’s own subcategories, technical and artistic.
Artistic: All of the creative components associated with acting, the vast areas that
we address each week in The Studio. This is largely entailing your talent level.
Technical: This is where your skill factor lies. The proficiency of your professional training, how you represent yourself, your ability to work the room, camera/audience awareness, blocking (and all involved), memorization and line lifting… more affectionately known as Cold Reading. (more…)
Lines are lines are lines. Or so one, all too often,
It never ceases to amaze me how so many actors continue to get up in class, or even in an audition, and simply…read lines. As if accomplishing this sophomoric act of reading dialog out-loud is something amazing. Well, let me let you in on a little secret ..it’s not! As an actor, you can’t just read lines on the page, you have to do something with the lines, make something of the character, bring the scene alive! After all, that is the actors primary job. And, those who do it best… are the ones we enjoy watching. And, if enough of us enjoy watching you, you’ll have a much better chance of being cast.
I don’t believe that actors do this intentionally. On the contrary, (more…)