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NYFA – acting for film – 3 week review

Acting - memorize, listen and react; NYFA scene 1, take 1 aaaand action

Pinch and Ouch. The legendary acting coach Sanford Meisner taught that acting had to be absolute truth. That it has to come from the heart, that you have to follow your instincts. He illustrates this by giving a student a line: “Mr Meisner.” He pinches...
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Acting is hard work – it’s about being prepared

Acting - be prepared! Have it, don't show it!

Acting is not only about being prepared and memorizing your text. It's about getting behind the story. Understanding the feelings of the character. Understanding the objective of your character, what does this character want, whats this persons goal? What are the obstacles, what's in her/his way? What's...
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About acting

Acting - what does it mean?

I heard several different explanations about what acting is, its art, its a play, etc. but the one I liked most is: Acting is telling a story! It is that simple. But believe me, its not simple. Or lets put it that way: to those it feels simple and who are...
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