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Essential acting concepts

  1. 1. L4 Character Performance and Believability
  2. 2. 7 Essential Acting Concepts <ul><li>Thinking tends to lead to conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Emotion leads to action </li></ul>
  3. 3. 7 Essential Acting Concepts <ul><li>Acting is reacting. Acting is doing </li></ul><ul><li>Every action has a reaction & every reaction has a action </li></ul>
  4. 4. 7 Essential Acting Concepts <ul><li>Character needs an objective </li></ul>
  5. 5. 7 Essential Acting Concepts <ul><li>Character should play and action until something happens to make him play a different action </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>All action begins with movement </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Audience empathise with emotion </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A scene is a negotiation </li></ul><ul><li>- Conflict is essential </li></ul><ul><li>- Conflict with another character </li></ul><ul><li>- Conflict with himself (moral issues) </li></ul><ul><li>- Conflict with the situation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Theatrical Reality Regular Reality <ul><li>Observe how people act on a daily basis </li></ul><ul><li>Observe how actors play on screen </li></ul><ul><li>In animation, you would need to emphasise an action through gestures </li></ul>
  10. 10. Action Defines the Character <ul><li>How does his action portrays personality? </li></ul><ul><li>How would the character act if he is nervous? proud? happy? sad? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Keep an RVJ. </li></ul><ul><li>Collect visual references incl. drawing for character design, evaluate designs and acting </li></ul><ul><li>Act! in front of the camera </li></ul><ul><li>Planning storyboard </li></ul>

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