Archive for August, 2017
Question 7: What is at stake if I don’t get what I need?
We’ve all heard it, “Raise the Stakes!”. When an actor hears “raise the stakes” from a director, casting director, or teacher, they think they need to be more intense, more excited, or speak faster or louder. Raising the stakes in a scene is none of those.
Today we are discussing Question 7: What is at stake if I don’t get what I need? What does it actually mean to raise the stakes? What does it mean to have something at stake in a scene? An easy way to put it is, when something at stake, it’s going to cost you something or you’re going to…..
Question 6 : What am I listening for?
Today we are discussing Question 6; What am I listening for? Listening is REALLY IMPORTANT and I’m sure you hear it all the time. Teachers, Casting Directors, Directors will say over and over again to listen. And you probably feel overwhelmed because you say “Okay, I’m listening. I’m listening.” and aren’t really sure what else you can do.
What I know now is that acting is not about listening, it’s about listening for something. In this video, I’ll explain to you and help you understand what that really means and how you can apply it to your next audition.
Question 5; Motivation: Why do I have to get my Intention right now?
A lot of times I’ve heard Motivation lumped in with objective, goal, intention, what do you need. But it is completely different and comes from a different part of your brain. People have intentions all the time. “I want to quit smoking” or “I want to lose weight” BUT most people don’t have any motivation to do it. A lot of us have wanted to lose a little weight at some point in our lives, but we didn’t. Why didn’t we? Because we lacked MOTIVATION.
I have the perfect example of motivation with intention. Check out this weeks Acting Tip to hear about it.