Sunday, June 15, 2014

Method Acting vs Technical Acting

I had a student ask about method acting vs technical acting. Here is my humble opinion... I don't claim it is the right answer but I will share my thoughts and I am open to discussion about the topic.

I think method actors have some of the most amazing performances but they also tend to have rocky careers as actors. Technical actors can be very good as well but tend to be less dynamic or unique in their approach. I think a balance between the two is best for a long acting career. Learn technical techniques for day to day acting but benefit from the way a method actor really gets to know their character.

What do you think? I'm curious to see what other people think about this topic.