Wednesday, January 18, 2017

5 Tips for Acting from Todd Bruno of Film Riot

Film Riot has a lot of great filmmaking tips which I watch on a regular basis and they had an acting video I wanted to share with you featuring one of their actors named Todd Bruno.

Todd says that the overall goal of an actor is to help the director get the shot they want. How do you do that? Check out the tips below:

  1. Know your lines!
  2. Manage time on set - always prepare during scene/set changes (socializing should not be the focus).
  3. Fill every scene (awesome examples in video). Think how can you make your one line count. You can add meaning behind doing nothing which will improve your screen time. A line can be performed many different ways by putting different thoughts behind what you're doing.
  4. Help with continuity. This will make sure you keep your scene in the movie. Keep track of props, when you drink, eat, etc. Don’t mess with makeup, hair or props during the filming of a scene.
  5. Translate what a director tells you. If the director wants you to be angry think of something that makes you angry to have it come across. Don't pretend to be angry or force it. Feel it. Find the honesty or truth in your performance by connecting to real emotions.

Check out this video for details, examples and even more tips:




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