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Professional Actors vs Amateurs

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Insight Skills Developed Understanding the Craft Written By Keary McCutchen Acting Principles Actors provide a specialized skill. Acting is difficult. Acting is more than memorizing lines. Acting is more than emoting. Film sets and stages are hostile environments that work against the actor. Training is vital to ensure …

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Specificity (Read/Watch First)

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Insight Skills Developed The Difference Between Acting, Indicating, and Emoting / Avoid Being One Note Written By Keary McCutchen Acting Principles There are 1 of 3 things we (the audience) see when watching an actor: 1. Acting, 2. Emoting, or 3. Indicating. Acting is behaving as if the …

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Good vs Bad Acting

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Insight Skills Developed The difference between Acting, Indicating, Emoting Written By Keary McCutchen Acting Principles Acting is behaving as if the given circumstances of the script are actually happening to you. Truthful acting is identical to natural reactions in that it is effortless and not something we can …

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Understanding Emotion

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Empathy / Insight Skills Developed Emotional Mapping / Behavioral Understanding / Motivation Written By Keary McCutchen Acting Principles Acting is not emoting. Acting is not showing. Acting is reacting. Acting is doing. Acting is effortless. Every action must have an organic emotional impulse behind it. We do not …

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Understanding the Cycle of Behavior

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Empathy / Insight Skills Developed Emotional Mapping / Behavioral Understanding / Motivation Written By Keary McCutchen Acting Principles Acting is behaving as if the given circumstances of the script are actually happening to you. Truthful acting is identical to natural reactions in that it is effortless and not …

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