If you are into the movie industry, you would want to strive more and excel in what you do that is why a lot of actors and actresses would want to become a better actor and to learn more about how to act.
Although this might be one of your goals, but you cannot be able to achieve this is you do not have any idea on where to begin.What are the investigative ways that you need to do so that you can be lead to the best acting teachers as well as the best acting classes?
To begin with, allow me to provide you with some useful tips from my personal experience so that you can have an idea on what to do with your journey.
As I was walking a few years back, there was an ad that made my heart jump and caught me off guard. I was struck by the way the ad was made of based on a black and white philosophy, the look of the print was able to call my attention, and my curiosity was awakened because of the name of the studio that made me decide I want to be a part of it. This studio is located on the 14th street somewhere in the west and I was in a hurry to climb the stairs to get there. I was hoping against all odds that this will change my life forever!
When I began, choices are limited, unlike these days when there are already a lot of acting techniques, acting studios, and acting schools that you can choose from. And even if there are more varieties already and the modes of research are there for your use, how you choose would still be the same. It is to trust the instincts that you have when you are captivated, when you feel it is right, when you think it is trying to grab you, when it lights you up, and when you think it is speaking to you.
To help you understand better some of the current techniques that are being mentioned in the chapter of the acting book that I have, “Transformational Acting”, let me abbreviate some words for you.
Here are some current methods and theatre history:
There is a great Russian director in the 1900s who was able to develop a system that became known as the method of acting, which took acting into an entirely different and new dimension.
Representational acting was taught prior to all these, including how it is to imitate and master certain vocal and physical abilities.
In order for truth to be attained, there was a new psychological field that was leading to a better understanding of how a human behaves together with the teaching of concept in which sense memory behind every truth. To provide more feeling to the character, this enables the actor to think about his or her past emotions and apply it when acting. The method includes the magic word “if”, which is able to stimulate the imagination of the one who is acting. This would mean playing with the mind of the actor and going to places and events where they haven’t gone in the past.