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Post by tecmeister » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:23 am

Last night me and the cast was practicing acting. It was a kind of a game.

One person had to start off by spinning the bottle, the person that it landed on was given a voice to do and a scenario. We did that for a bit, it was funny.

we was still spinning the bottle but now the person that it landed on had to pick a partner to act with, and they was given a scenario.

It was fun, we all discovered different voices that we can do. It made us want to create more ideas in the movie, and we hope to do it more.

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Post by angusware » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:29 am

were still spinning and what and why [are we being told this]?

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Post by tecmeister » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:43 am

I was just saying how me and the cast are practicing acting.

And any other people might want to try it.
Is it that hard to understand?

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Post by Ornsack » Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:36 pm

Moved to the 'acting' section of the forum, you goose.

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Post by tecmeister » Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:59 pm

Thanks

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Post by youngfilmmaker » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:06 pm

Interesting techinque.
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Post by Knightly » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:04 pm

There are plenty of books on "acting excercises" or "acting games" with lots of different techniques like these to touch different parts of the acting experience. As an actor and director, I like to have actors "do" something while they are delivering their lines so they are not just delivering lines to the camera...chew gum, pick up a pencil to distract the other actor, flick it around annoyingly (no noise obviously)...stuff like that.
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Post by Mr.Anderson » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:23 pm

I believe real acting is often about modifying yourself and building off of your own traits, even just as a human being. We all get the same start, and when it comes down to it, act very similar in the same situation. But you have attach chunks of the character to yourself and build someone who may have experienced things even just a little differently. It actually kind of bothers me some when people get too big into this "lose yourself, become your character" bullsh_t. Because lemme tell you, you'll never rid yourself and become someone else, even subconsciously the way you move is all YOU. You just have to build from yourself.
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Post by maj_barnes » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:24 am

It actually kind of bothers me some when people get too big into this "lose yourself, become your character" bullsh_t. Because lemme tell you, you'll never rid yourself and become someone else, even subconsciously the way you move is all YOU. You just have to build from yourself.
I could only think of this when you said that. :)
There's that famous, but likely apocryphal, story about Laurence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman when they were working together on Marathon Man. To prepare for a scene, Hoffman had gone for a few days without sleep and looked pretty rough. Olivier asked him why he was putting himself through such an ordeal and Hoffman replied that he was trying to be convincing in the role. Olivier replied, "Try acting dear boy".

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Post by Ornsack » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:09 pm

I've heard several different versions of that story, but it's a good one!

But yeah, I don't really agree with what Mr Anderson says at all, because he seems to be talking about cr** actors. The best actors are the ones that appear to be very different people in everything they do. If you compare Johnny Depp in 'Fear and Loathing' to Johnny Depp in 'Sleepy Hollow' it's hard to put two and two together. Where as if you compare two Arnie movies, he doesn't really change much (I think he's great, but he's a terrible actor!)

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Post by Mr.Anderson » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:26 pm

Maj Barnes, that made my day. lol.

You can still be a completely different character in completely different roles, its just that no one can truly become something else. You just have to be a realist. Acting with research is probably one of the better ways to go about it. There is nothing wrong with thinking like a character moving like them, but when actors are in bio-pics and they're wearing underwear of the actual person they are portraying and junk like that, I'm sorry, thats just too much. Besides, its only a psychological effect, and you can induce that yourself by just thinking differently.
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