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Posted by admin, June 30, 2015 12:44 pm

Although they’re often they are lumped together, motivation and intention are very different things.  There’s even physical proof:  they actually happen in different parts of the brain!

Intention is:  WHAT do you want the other person to feel or do?

Motivation is:  WHY do you have to get the person to do that – right now?

Motivation creates urgency – one of the most important things you need to drive both you and your scene.

You know how smokers say they want to quit but never do?  They have the intention to quit but they lack the motivation.  My dad always said he wanted to quit (intention) but it wasn’t until a minor stroke landed him in the emergency room that he finally threw his cigarettes in the garbage  (motivation.)  Once his life was at risk (those are stakes – coming in a future acting tip!), he had the motivation to say good-bye to smoking forever.

In order to apply this to the scene you’re in, you have to ask yourself:

Why do I have to have to have my intention RIGHT NOW?

Not tomorrow, not next week or later today, but RIGHT. NOW.

Next up:  What motivation looks like in practice!

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Posted by admin, June 29, 2015 3:41 pm

Congrats to Jaden Parker and Mykayla Brown for booking the pilot “High Times”!  Way to go, guys!  :-)

Posted by admin, June 16, 2015 2:23 pm

Congratulations to Sharon Baton…she’s just finished shooting a national Honda commercial with director Jason Reitman!  Way to go, Sharon!

Posted by admin, June 15, 2015 8:53 pm
Attention, Parents!
I just wanted to let you know that there is an *unpaid* opportunity for kids who look 10-14 that’s coming right up!  Here’s the information I received:
Good afternoon Loren,

My name is Jordanne Jaskiw and I am with Madalyn Productions, LLC. Suzanne Lyons spoke to Laura Brennan and we wanted to reach out to you.

We’re in a bit of a filming emergency, and are in need of child extras who look like they are between the ages of 10 and 14 years old.

We will be filming this week on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18 at 1253 Bishops Road Los Angeles, CA 90012.

We need about 15 kids for each day and would love any help we can get in tracking some down.

The film is called “Time Toys” and the extras will be sitting on benches off to the side of the basketball while a game is going on.

We will email anyone who commits to being an extra with a call time the night before we begin filming. They should be prepared to arrive sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. They will also receive parking instructions and wardrobe information the night before.

The day could also be as long as 8 or 9 hours long.

Attached to this email is the release form that will need to be filled out for anyone who participates.

This is also an unpaid opportunity.

Anyone wanting to confirm or with any questions can email me at jordanne.jaskiw@gmail.com.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,
Jordanne Jaskiw

Please contact them directly if you’re interested.
Good luck!
Loren
Posted by admin, June 12, 2015 4:48 pm

Madison Hu is ROCKING IT!!!!  She booked the role of “Spelling Bee Girl” on Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” and also booked the part of “Kara” on Amazon’s soccer-themed show, “The Kicks”  WELL DONE, MADISON!!!  Woo-HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by admin, June 10, 2015 10:49 am

Intention is the same as a goal, purpose, objective or action. So let’s break it down: what do you want? More specifically, what do you need from the other character(s)?  Every character in every scene needs something from the other characters or the scene won’t work.

In order to make that happen, you need to be SPECIFIC.

Let’s use “to seduce” as an example of an unspecific intention.  That could go a million different ways, so here is the same intention made specific: I need the other person to say, “I want you…and kiss me on the neck.”  Sound like semantics?   Remember that your mind is a computer and you have to give it specific details to make sure you activate the right thoughts to motivate your being. The more specific the language, the clearer the intention.  The clearer the intention, the more easy it will be to put yourself in the moment of the scene.

Let’s go to back to The Wizard of Oz.

What Does Dorothy Need?

The common answer would be that Dorothy wants to see the Wizard.  So let’s make this intention more specific.  Ask yourself this:  why does she need to get to the Wizard?  To get home?  That’s closer, but you’re not there yet.  This intention still doesn’t require the Wizard to feel or do something.

Answer: She needs the Wizard to *feel* for her so that he’ll have to give her what she wants.

If you’re playing the role of Dorothy, you now know that you need to touch the Wizard’s heart in order to get him to send you home.  Now you know you know what to do in the scene.

So, if acting is doing, what are you doing to get the other person to give you what you need?  If you’re Dorothy, you’re going to bring back the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West.  And when the Wizard bellows, “Go away and come back tomorrow!!!”, you’ll stick up for your friends, expose him for what he is and shame him into giving you what you (and your friends) need.

The greatest test of an intention is this: say it out loud!  Do the words make clear what you need from the other person? If they do, then you’ve got it!

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Posted by admin, June 8, 2015 1:44 pm

This is the very foundation of Intentional Acting because once you have an intention, you have everything. Knowing your intention will ignite your being, your heart, your mind, and your body.  Once you’ve got that, you will intuitively and easily know what to do…and how to do it.

Intention is the same as a goal, purpose, objective or action. So let’s break it down: what do you want? More specifically, what do you need from the other character(s)?  Every character in every scene needs something from the other character(s) or the scene won’t work.

But having a good intention is not enough.  In order to really make your scene work, you need to be very specific.  Honing your intention comes after you know what the scene is about, how you relate to your character and what the experience is like.   Then, you simply have to ask yourself:  when I lived that similar experience, what did I need the other person to do, say or feel?

Your intention must directly connect with the other person in the

scene. If what you need doesn’t require that you get anything from the other character(s) in the scene, your intention will be a swing and a miss. You must need the other characters to do, say or feel something.

Next Time:  How to hone your intention! #intentionalacting.com

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Posted by admin, June 5, 2015 6:29 pm

Madison Hu has just booked the role of “Marci” on Disney Channel’s “Best Friends Whenever”!!!!  You’re on FIRE, Madison!  Woo HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA_ldxwxmDU

 

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