Before looking at your own acting, look at other people's acting. If you are not able to attend a performance on stage, then you can watch movies. Your first homework assignment is to go see a play or watch a movie and select an actor that you feel did an amazing performance that you can learn from.
When picking a movie to watch, think about a movie that had a major impact on you. What is your favorite movie and why? Is it the actors? Is there an actor in your favorite movie that you think is very good?
Watch a movie or see a play and pick an actor who you think was really good. What actor did you believe was "real"? Sometimes famous actors aren't the best actors. Was there an actor who was better than the well known person? Was there an actor who made you believe that they were really that character? Or was there an actor who totally changed who they were for the role and were different than you've ever seen them before?
Write in your journal about the actor you watched. Did they become the character? Why was their performance good? What made them better than other actors? Or did all the actors work together and perform as a team? Post your journal in the blog comments below.
NOTE: You must then respond to another actor in this class. Your interactions MUST be positive or you will be disqualified from getting a certificate in the class and getting feedback on your acting from Emmy Award winner Doug Larson.
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