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Posted by admin, October 22, 2014 5:10 pm

I’ve heard ‘em all:

“I just got this.”

“I didn’t have enough time…”

“I’d never say these words.”

“Can I start over?”

No matter what your excuse is (or how good you *think* it is):  STOP.

STOP MAKING EXCUSES

Nothing will distract you from your intention faster than stopping a scene to make excuses, disclaimers, justifications and/or rationalizations.

What you’re really doing is giving up; giving up on yourself and letting the “I can’t do it” win.

If you’re reading this acting tip, you have a dream, a passion, a purpose. You want to take your career to the next level or follow a dream that’s calling you.  The last thing you want to do is to give up on yourself.  So don’t.  Instead, focus your attention on your intention and make your scene partner the most important person in the scene.  What do you need them to feel or do?  Use the scene’s energy to engage your partner; this will keep you from giving into the *I can’ts*.

Because you can do it.  I know you can.  So please…stop telling me why you can’t!!!!

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LIVE THE DREAM YOU WERE BORN TO

 

Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you are an actor, or know someone who is, and you need a safe place to be yourself and to be challenged to continually grow and share vulnerable performances, Intentional Acting may be right for you.

There is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.

 

Call 818-325-5752 or email me at Loren@IntentionalActing.com to interview and sign up for the next Intentional Acting class today.

 

In the meantime, to learn more about Intentional Acting and the 9 questions that frame the work I do with actors of all ages visit www.intentionalacting.com/what-is-intentional-acting/

Posted by admin, October 16, 2014 12:24 pm

 

Sometimes when a casting team can’t come to a decision on which actor to pick, they will re-watch auditions with the sound turned down.  What might they be looking for? The person who is truly listening.  That’s because it’s those reactions that are the most authentic on camera.  The actor who is listening is always the one who’s in the moment.

“Be in the moment”

Yep, you hear it a lot and that’s the goal – but how do you get “into the moment” when you’re in an audition facing a room full of casting people?

LISTEN.

And don’t just listen passively; listen FOR something.  What are you expecting?  Wanting?  Hoping for?   Whatever it is, find it.  That becomes your intention.

 

Listening for your intention brings you into the present and connects you with your scene partner.  It makes them the most important person in the scene (even if that person is the reader…with their face buried in the script!)  Now you can fight for something – even if it’s just getting the reader to look up – and that will put you in the moment.

How do you know you’re in the moment?  When you forget there’s a camera or that people are watching you. You’re now completely committed to fighting for your intention, which shifts all of your concentration onto the other person.

This is the magic of acting – this is being In the ZoneThis is the essence of the 9 Questions of Intentional Acting. Applying the 9 Questions is where the rubber hits the road…and it does take practice.   Acting is simple.  That doesn’t mean it’s easy.

So remember: Listen for your intention. Because the connection you create (and the response that follows) will always surpass the words you speak.

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LIVE THE DREAM YOU WERE BORN TO

Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you are an actor, or know someone who is, and you need a safe place to be yourself and to be challenged to continually grow and share vulnerable performances, Intentional Acting may be right for you.

There is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.

Call 818-325-5752 or email me at Loren@IntentionalActing.com to interview and sign up for the next Intentional Acting class today.

In the meantime, to learn more about Intentional Acting and the 9 questions that frame the work I do with actors of all ages visit www.intentionalacting.com/what-is-intentional-acting/

 

 

 

Posted by admin, October 7, 2014 3:38 pm

Tehya Scarth has booked a spot for Shaw Flooring!  Nice going, Tehya…CONGRATS!!!!!

http://shawfloors.com/

Posted by admin, October 6, 2014 9:43 am

Sharon Batan has booked a commercial for Soda Stream!  CONGRATS,  SHARON!!!  Way to go!!

http://www.sodastreamusa.com/

Posted by admin, October 1, 2014 1:22 pm

Madison Hu will be on ABC’s “The Goldbergs” at 8:30 pm TOMORROW!  The episode’s called “Mama Drama” and she plays “Debbie”.  CONGRATS, Madison! Way to go!!!

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-goldbergs

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