From Acting2 to Non-Acting?
This directory has long history...
That's the place where my instructions for actors end.
Maybe acting as we know ended? Maybe, it was the end of theatre, as Beckett wrote? Maybe I am tired...
2008 : pomo acting - acting2 + Stoppard & online
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Acting in Person and in StyleSubscribe to my Open Class @ 3sisters
Actors on ActingSubscribe to my Open Class @ 12night
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How to Read a FilmSubscribe to Open Class @ 200x Aesthetics
2009 * see T-blog and VT blog ! My places to watch for directing -- Total Director, stagematrix.com, meyerhold.us + teatr.us for LUL Theatre & stagematrix group [wiki]
Summary1. Description -- three stage acting directories + film acting
2. An excerpt: "The End of Acting"
3. Table of contents: No acting isn't bad acting.
4. Review: ...
art-sake.com: "THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GOOD OR BAD ACTING! THE ACTING IS EITHER MORE COMPLETE, OR LESS COMPLETE; MORE FREE OR LESS FREE; MORE DEEP OR LESS DEEP. LESS IS NOT MORE; LESS IS LESS. BAD FILM TECHNIQUE IS FORCED NATURALISM: FAKING INTIMACY." How about that?
Do you want "more" or "less" of this?
"The Art's Sake approach is a process, in and of itself. It is based on the leading Film-Acting training for Los Angeles actors: The Meisner Technique. The crux of Meisner trains actors to work out of the moment, and avoid pre-planned choices. And, it is especially imperative for film actors to work out of the moment, because, unlike theatre, there is NO rehearsal of choices. The film actor learns the elements of the scene on the set--scene partner, blocking, director's vision, etc. Film acting is dissimilar from theatre training in that this is not a series of classes that 'fixes' product to make it look better. The series is designed to make artists naturally more depthful, more free, authentic and truthful. Art's Sake's training frees the actor up from the typical New York stage METHOD/Stanislavski technique (that propels so many actors to work from their brain) and nurtures spontaneous, emotionally truthful work from the gut."
Well, this is my reason for "total acting" directory -- to compare stage and screen acting. Bad acting and acting...
We have the technology to manipulate the primitives -- do we need writers, actors or any other artists? Craftsman will do...
After my acting classes, more often after my late rehearsals:
They want to be liked. "Acting" is only the short cut.
They want to be noticed.
They want to be rich.
They want to win, not to work.
"Acting" has nothing to do with their goals and intentions.
Why should they "learn," if everithing around tells them -- get it!
They do not think that bad acting is a crime.
They do not believe in sins.
They don't care about you, the public, becuase they do not care about their partners, their scripts...
Why should they?
They fake it.
I should write how to fake acting?
Analysis (pop genres):
1. Bad Acting, Good Kung Fu
2. Porno -- Actors or Models (Eisenstein)
3. Soaps -- Dinner Drama
4. Celebrities -- "If I could make, you could too!"
5. SF and Horror
Maybe if we can define "bad" acting, we can understand what acting is?
They (Eisenstein and Pudovkin) spent ten years debating "acting for the camera" -- should film use professional (theatre) actors or "type" (models)? The history of world cinema answered -- both! NTL, debates are still going on: Method Acting? "Celebrity Acting"? ...
Make A Bad Film... "pop art" = the low standards, not low budgets. We love bad acting, we love to put them, celebrities, down. We love bad things... [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Remember - acting on film is differant to acting on stage, it require a much greater level of subtly and an ability to repeat motion and movement identically. This gives you two good options when it comes to casting for your bad film.
1. Cast that girl who only has experiance in the theatre - the chances are she will be painfully over the top on film and, frankly, unwatchable.
2. Cast your mates - after all, if they can't act then they can't over act!
3. Best option cast your friend who was in the school play - he's bound to look truly awful on film!
Other suggestions for bad casting...
4. Anyone who, when asked for a photograph, sends you a holiday snap or a picture of them on their birthday last year.
5. Anyone who does not send you a photograph of themselfs ever.
6. "Okay okay you can have the part - just please stop crying!"
7. "I have worked largely in experimental dance..."
8. "Well mainly I'm a model..."
9. Anyone who turns up an hour late with a dog and who can't speak your language.
10. "I'm happy with nudity" "But, there's no nudity in the script" "I know, but - if you'd like to see me naked, I can do that, if that helps with the casting. Or anything." ... "
Do you need more tips from LA?
"There is no reason for a new director to handicap a film by settling for bad acting. Many independent films are made in cities where there are amateur actors who are willing to do an independent film for the experience or exposure. The Blair Witch Project illustrates how far some actors are willing to go to appear in a movie. Not only did they have to endure cold and rainy conditions, they also had to do all of their own directing and filming."
Oh yes, there are many reasons for settling for bad acting!
First, this is what we see all the time!
Second, "bad" -- it's "your opinion"!
Third, who cares?
You write more points yourself...
Acting One: act.vtheatre.net
Method Acting: method.vtheatre.net
Script Analysis: script.vtheatre.net
Theatre Theory: film.vtheatre.net/thr [ there is a big logo with the naked girl "Theatre Academy & Platonic Girls" ]
Books directories. Film : filmplus.org/books... Easy to remember?
Theatre: vtheatre.net/books -- you see the logo in the right table (not everywhere).
Writing: write.vtheatre.net (Russian)
Plays: plays.vtheatre.net -- did you see this flash banner? Well, this directory for my new plays-in-progress. In Russian. You are in English directory: filmplus.org/plays (click -- and you will get to the title page).
Web: web.vtheatre.net and the flash banner with the same URL. Wait! SHOWS: shows.vtheatre.net -- no logo? I can't believe it!
If you see my photo -- it must something about me: resume, bio, cv... [ one day I will make it better! ]
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