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Understanding Human Body Language - Acting-Tips
We know now from Neuro Science that human beings communicate mostly with their bodies.
In fact statistically it breaks down like this...
So now you can see why body language is so important. These are the most underestimated acting tips of all. Imagine that once again - if we communicate more with our bodies and the tone of our voice than the words themselves. Where should your focus be in a scene...? Keep that in mind.
Everyone speaks with body language, some people slouch, others are stiff, and others have a swing in their step or smile and laugh in a particular way.
What’s been your reaction to seeing those things? How does it make you feel? Observe it, catalogue it, make sure you use it. Walk about adopting the body and mannerisms of your new character...
"Gaze Out Like a hawk, Suck In like a hoover". ND
"Watch human beings, suck in their behaviors"
If you can study someone long enough, you can become them. Use the power of your imagination to model people, walk the way they do, sound the way they do, feel the way they do and do it deep - deep inside your neurology.
Always consider "Status" in a scene
Key ingredient to any good acting technique. Most of human interaction can be broken down into the changing nature of status.
During the course of a conversation, a person's status may change from high to low, and back again, depending on the nature of the conversation. Generally people are trying to raise, lower or level someone else's status. Don't take my word for it - listen out for it - hear it - notice it...
Take note of the quality of your voice. Is it clear and confident or low and quavering? What does that tell you about someone?
Confident, wary, shy, bossy...what? These ideas determine your status in a scene, and establish your position and goals within it.
Acting-Tips - Acting Exercise:
Powerful acting-tips. You and your partner take a card each from a deck of regular playing cards.
Do not share the number you have. Face cards (KQJ) count as 10. Ace is 1.
Begin a scene you are working on. The higher your number, the higher status you should play. Play the scene full out inhabiting the number you chose.
Once the scene is finished, compare numbers to see how accurate you have been.
I use this all the time, it was taught to me by director Max Stafford-Clark. Get stuck? This will loosen you up instantly...If you need more acting-tips, then try this tape set for use in scene study, it allows your inner mind to come up with all kinds of amazing solutions and expands your skills.
Watching a few of your favorite movies can give you pointers to perfect your acting skills. Model the actors you like, what do they do, how do they move, step into their bodies and model and become them. Keep watching and studying the more you learn, the more you’ll earn, that's great acting-tips for you. If you are beginning acting click here.
Here's a great page about acting for the camera, you can learn about off-camera acting as well right here - make sure you give yourself all the information you need to support yourself on set. Be prepared. Understand about camera set ups here and are you confused by all that on-set jargon - get clear now.
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