Archive for May, 2017
Question 4: Intention; What do I need the other person to say or do?
Intention is the corner stone of all acting, hence the reason I named my company Intentional Acting. What I’ve seen over and over again is when an actor is clear on their intention, everything falls into place and they know what to do.
Some people are familiar with it as an objective, goal, purpose or as a verb, but Intention is more specific and very different. But when you focus on “What do I need the other person to say or do?” it gives you something to go after and do.
Acting is Doing. Watch this video to learn how Intention is so important in your acting.
When you are breaking down Questions 3, there is an external experience (previous Acting Tip) and there is an internal experience. Today I’m talking about internal experience.
When you get a scene that is not so physically engaging or demanding, you have to look into yourself and ask ‘What does that feel like?’. You need to take a moment to let yourself really feel what is happening. Take a look at the video to see an example of a scene that explores the internal experience.
Question 3: What is the experience of the scenes?
Ask yourself: What is the experience of riding on a roller coaster? I bet you felt a lot, right there, just thinking about it. Watch this video to see how to get specific about the external experience of a scene.