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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89 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. true guys, the second one was really emotional.

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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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    1. I agree she used a lot of facial expressions.

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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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    1. She was really good, she almost had me crying...

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    2. She reached a level of connection to her character that really drove her to feel the emotions that her role was feeling.

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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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    1. Agree with you in #24. I have chosen the same one. Very nice to find out same choices and same tastes.

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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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    1. I agree compltely Laura.This was my favourite too. The nervous energy he portrayed was great.

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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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  30. My pick is, Breaking Hearth, Daaamm she was Good, very well acted. She did such a Good job ,she got me Sad. Incredible

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  31. My choice is The Not so Perfect Child. I love this monologue because it perfectly exemplifies being a scapegoated child, a middle child or feeling alienated in your family due to the pressures involved that only the one stuck in the middle can truly intuitively sense. Her performance has no flash or distraction from the dialogue and it seems so raw and real to me. I related to the source material as a middle child who grew up in a poor sometimes toxic always manipulative family. I felt myself and my story in her words.

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  32. I enjoyed #2and3. They showed real emotion. #2 had tears in her eyes and her eyes watered. #3 actually allowed tears to fall down her face. It was really believable

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  33. A braking heart monologue was the best I felt so bad for her

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  34. In my opinion the best one was #9 because I could feel her pain and we could see her emotions in her face expressions.

    However the 2nd one was also really good because the actress was able to get in character and also express her pain and emotion not only through her face but also through her voice.

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    1. Yes she was really really good. It was so hard licking a favorite!

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  35. The "Not So Perfect Child" and "Mother Earth" were my favorites. Then it so perfect child actress I really felt her emotion and she took me there with her. The Mother Earth monologue too. I notice that the quieter the actor is and the more they don't overact just show their emotion I believe it more. Is that a fair thing to say?

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  36. I really loved "I Can't Stop" because I really felt her pain.

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  37. monologue 7 did it for me. She carried me along all through the performance, she really got into character and her delivery was on point. overall, it was a good performance.

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    1. Yes she did. Great use of wording!

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  38. I'd have to say #7. I was really into it. She really played the part well, as if it really was her.

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  39. #6 was done very well I think, because, like some of the others, his eyes helped portray his character more than just body movements or facial expressions. But I feel like he did a better job at doing so (both in his eyes and movements) than the others. He legitimately seemed concerned.

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  40. For me I felt The Sob Story/I Cant Stop was the best of the dramatic monologues. I feel the actress not only told the story with the words but she told it with her body language and facial expressions. She really connected to the part and brought the real feelings of millions of children to life for all to hear.She did the part as if she had lived this story for real.

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  41. I say #3 A Breaking Heart monologue for female written by D M Larson performed by Kierra Land; she made me truly believe she was dealing with a painful situation on the cell, to pull off tears and emotion like that is wonderful acting abilities; can't wait to see me from this actress, blessed be.

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    1. I like that one too. She wasn't over acting. I think she did a great job.

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  42. I say #11 If I Let Myself Fall for female by D.M. Larson performed by Svetlana Bakushina; I felt something in this performance that I didn't feel in other performances. She had a serious face like they mean it what they were talking about from their script. She used facial expressions and a serious face for her character.

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  43. I felt like the best monologue was the second one, Staying Power. I felt like this was the best performance because it didn't seem like she was acting. It seemed like she believed every word that she was saying. I felt like the actress did amazing with the character and conveyed her emotions well.

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  44. I like "Dance with the wind" most of all. Background music and actress' voice make me calm. Her acting is natural and magical at the same time.

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  45. I like Waiting on the bride the best. His movements and facial expressions felt real. I think he did a wonderful job.

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  46. Which monologue video do you feel was the best? Number 3 really blew me away. Her natural voice and acting were perfect. The pauses the inflections in her voice, and it was just so realistic and believable. I really felt for her.

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  47. Number 1.

    Nice express of love and dream.

    Fits good to screen play.

    Nice actions in front of camera.

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  48. I really liked number 5, he really looked like he was worried and then the disappointment and the sudden happiness at the end, just incredible.

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  49. The not so perfect child was my favorite. She played it so well I almost cried. How she cried and what she must of had going on in her head. This actor did an amazing job with this character.

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    1. Thought that was good too the not so perfect part played it well

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  50. I thought the best was Wishing by Nila.Thought She played the part well with the Rhyming.What was honest about the performance,The Rhyming of the wishing well the story.The Character Nila played the part well with wording of the Rhyming and made it seem real.

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  51. I believe staying power was the best. I believe she was very serious and used very nice facial expressions. The way she act makes me believe she is being serious and it is something she believes.

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  52. I really liked video nummber 2 because I could see and feel her emotions. I think she connected with her character. I think she did a good job because if you´re watching her you can feel with her and imagine what it is like to be the character. I also really enjoyed video nummber 25 and 27.

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  53. The second one was really interesting and emotional it was like she is doing it for real she is not acting

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  54. The second one. I loved how she connected to the role. I felt as though she made connections from the character to herself and i like that.

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  57. I feel 5,6,7,12,19,20 and 24 were pretty good!
    But my favorite is performance 20 because he is showing a varity of emotions and not only one single. So he also seemed to feel what he was saying!

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  58. Yes! The role really seems to fit to herself,nthis is why is was so reliable.

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  59. Hi everyone. I really enjoyed "Waiting On The Bride" I found the delivery very natural, a range of emotions were displayed and the nervous energy came through clearly during the scene. This monologue was very relatible for me

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  60. 26 was heartbreaking. She delivered it with such vulnerability and it made my eyes sting with tears. It felt so real.

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