Sunday, January 1, 2017

Lesson 5 Free Online Acting School Help for Actors 2017 Edition

Watch the following serious (dramatic) acting performances in the videos: 



Answer the following questions in the blog comments below:



Which monologue video do you feel was the best?

Why do you feel this was the best performance out of all these videos?

What was honest and real about the performance?

How do you feel this actor did a good job with the character?

BONUS: Leave an encouraging and kind comment for the actor on the YouTube video comments.



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43 comments:

  1. number 2 she was as honest as the character her self

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    1. I agree the second one did well like she was emotionally connected with her character

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  2. the second one. the lady really fit in the charecter and lived the part he played.

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  3. I agree second one was the best. You could feel the emotion in her voice.

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  4. the second one is so realistic and I feel it's the best of them

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  5. she did well especially when she chose a love topic

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  6. 1. #7.

    2. She was able to reach a depth that most of the other actors here either didn't attempt to reach or couldn't reach without it looking desperate. Furthermore, her facial expression is the one of the stand out features within this particular performance.

    3. Given the fact that she was on the brink of crying, that had to do it for me as that shows her weakness and thus she is allowing us to go inside her (or rather her character's) mind and see the vulnerable side of her.It's very well done to say the least.

    4. The easiest way to give an "honest" performance under these monologues is to show your vulnerability and she was one of the few that attempted to do it and one of the fewer who actually succeeded without it coming off as desperate

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    1. Yes! Passionate, and emotional performance. She actually became the character also.

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    2. She took the role and made it as if its her, there were emotions into it

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  7. The best monlogue I picked was A Breaking Heart.

    I picked this one because her true feelings like she was really gone through it. She looked like she was about to cry and I was too. Her heart was in that with the soul. Respect.

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  8. I enjoyed A Breaking Heart
    I felt it was the best because you could feel the heart break she was going through, she practically went through the experience, and if I didn't know she was acting I probably would've thought she was serious.

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  9. I feel the 7th video was the best. She did a good job becoming the character. Her emotions were honest. I would believe she was doing a real online diary type recording.

    You did great! I could see the emotion you felt with your family.

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  10. I enjoyed the 2nd monologue the most. Her emotions were so real and honest. Her facial expressions matched up with her voice nicely. The other monologues didn't really do that for me, and again, some of them were acting and not BEING. You shouldn't be able to tell when someone is acting. Even so, it is very hard to perform a dramatic monologue accurately, and everybody did a great job!

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    1. Yes! This was my second option, and I really enjoyed how she showed the emotion, almost to tears!

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  11. Second one felt realistic and was the best one

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    1. I agree. She tapped into something special there. She "was" the character.

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    2. I also agree she really showed the character which I loved

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    3. i agree with this because i enjoyed the second one as well

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  12. I liked number #8, She did a good job. Her emotions were honest. She was great:)

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  13. i strongly believe that number one was more convincing than. She pour her heart out !

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  14. I liked both #24 and 1 because 1 was honest, relative to me, and 24 was like something was moving with the music and the words. Both definitely gave me the goosebumps.

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  15. I really liked Michael J. Oliver and The Not so Perfect monologue.

    Michael J. Oliver: because he works with his face expressions, voice, posture and movement - he works with all the elements an actor should. He really delivered his love his character is feeling towards a girl and his doubts about the girl's love towards him - it really seemed real and honest. As I said - Michael did good job with using all the elements an actor should work with.

    The Not so Perfect Child monologue: This may seem like I'm contradicting to what I said about Michael, but even if she didn't use movement or posture, she delivered really powerful and honest performance using just her face expressions, voice and pauses. Her portrayal of the character was spot on - her doubts about herself, her wish to change herself, envying her sister to be so perfect and hating her simultaneously... Really great performance

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    1. And can I just add that it's really hard to comment on someone's performance not knowing the context of the monologue?

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  16. The first one she was all in to it she has a strong voice and was in good detail

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  17. I loved the first one so much she had very well done facial expressions and her motions were great I think there wasent really anything she could fix it was so good

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  18. I chose #2, and #27. The actress was passionate, emotional, and dedicated to the character. She was very convincing, the portrayal didn't seem forced, it felt natural. I think she somehow found aspects of the characters personality that was similar to her own. Brilliant.

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    1. I agree as well, especially 27 (for me). it didn't feel like reading monologue, it felt like words r coming from her

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    2. i liked her acting choices and she was very genuine

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  19. My best choice is: "Waiting on the bride". I can see emotions, there was passion about how the character feels. The actor was putting true emotions like I said, I started to feel worried with him about the bride lol. Excellent!

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  20. I really loved the second one.
    She was so great with the way she expressed her emotions, what an amazing actor

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  21. Out of all these videos, my choice falls on Micah J. Oliver, who performed both in the 6th and in the 12th video. It felt the most real, the most touching, the most emotionally correct. When I was watching them, I didn't even wonder if he is acting or if he was doing that for real. That's the sign of a talent.

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  22. The 2nd monologue was superb. It was very realistic and so pure the actress gave me goosebumps.she made herself one with the character and made us to lost in the dialogues

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  23. I loved the second one and fount it to be the most heart touching monologue. You could hear the emotions in her voice and face she did an amazing job and i really enjoyed it

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  24. the second one in my opinion was the best as you could not only see the emotion but also feel it. she portrayed the character so well and let in her own personality which I think is very important in acting.

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  25. Number7
    she took the role and made it come to life, she put emotions into it

    the difference is that other actors wanted to act but she didnt, she became the role.

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  26. They all have a an "edge" in their performance in their own way. You see, in my particular opinion, acting changes with times. They are just actors of their own time. They have their own humor, their own seriousness, their own depth. I can't lie and say I liked any of them. Maybe if they would be under the right light, perhaps a short film with good writing, then their talent would stand out. They do however seem very intent and as they are putting all their effort into it. That's what counts. That's what makes any of us potentials for greatness.

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    1. You know, I agree with you. I didn't like all of them, and none in particular hit me deep, but I found them in the right place (mind, voice, expression) at most times.

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  27. I liked number 5"nervous" by Asia, she seems very touching and simply sincere to me.
    number 16 looks like advertisement of how to become rich, so I believed this guy knows what hes talking about, good job.
    also number 27, felt like real msg from girl that fall in love, a bit of shyness and insecurity, irony and sadness, but also simplicity, without overwhelming r overexpressed emotions and jesters.

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  28. #10 I felt her struggle and pain. Her facial expression caught me and got me involved with the character. The trembling voice was right for the kind of scene I imagined

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  29. The monologue I liked the best was waiting on the bride because it just felt so real and so believable, like these were actual concerns someone might have on their wedding day. What was so honest and real about the performance was that he really did get into the character and their hopes, dreams and fears. The actor really took their time and dressed for the part.

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