How to Act: Lessons on Acting Techniques

So, this is a series on how to act, using varying techniques and styles. Method acting, emotional, and musical technique
Instructed by L J
  • Lectures 4
  • Video 1 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English , captions
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So, this is a series on how to act, using varying techniques and styles. Method acting, emotional, and musical techniques will be discussed, as well as specific skills that an actor should develop. Additionally, exemplars of good and bad acting with references to film and theater, as well as other performing arts, will be talked about so as to enable the learner to experience more of the dramatic genre, as well as see real-life examples of the techniques discussed.

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Section 1: My First Section
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Quick tutorial on getting in your character's head.
12 slides
A lesson on the origins of Method acting with some background, some key principles, a discussion of the stereotypes of Method acting, some famed Method users, and ways you can apply Method acting to your performance.
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Mini-Lecture #2 The best advice I can ever give is to relax and let your emotions take over. Let yourself get completely caught up in the character. Its better to become them, and have to go through the process of detaching from them, than to overact or not understand your role fully. It takes time…

9 slides

A few handy tips/tricks on production of plays or musicals, and things you can do to ensure the best rehearsal and show season possible.

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    • Julie-Anne Carter

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    This is short, sharp and to the point. Good course.

    • Zed Karkar

    ok

    well, the course gives you some ideas, but i hardly would call them lessons, the explanations are vague and need a lot of clarification what I came out of it with is that you have to get into the mind of your character but not take it outside with you, it doesnt really go into the how or give tips. Further more the section about method acting was lacking in information and assumed you already knew about method acting (even tho it is called a 101 course)

    • Jean-Paul Wood

    Lacking

    Could have used a little bit more to it. The information in the course was nothing i hadn't already learned through highschool theater programs. Improvements could have been made by way of video segments to demonstrate certain objectives and possibly a quiz at the beginning and then repeated at the end to see if the student has learned anything new

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