Category Archives: Acting Technique

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ACTING TECHNIQUE FUNDAMENTALS #1: ACTION

Being in action is at the heart of the matter in the craft of acting. “The actor is the doer,” my teacher Herbert Berghof used to always say. Good acting is good doing. Doing something physical to oneself, someone or something (objects/ environment) is the only way the actor gains trust, confidence and faith in his/her imaginary portrayal and so, consequently, does the audience. A complete involvement physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually is an absolute condition for practicing the art of acting. Continue reading

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One of my all-time favorite actors Gérard Philipe

Gérard Philipe in La Mort du Loup by Alfred de Vigny Continue reading

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Stage versus Film or Television Acting by Eric Stone

How can a theater trained actor make the adjustment necessary for playing on camera? What are the main differences between stage acting and film acting. Continue reading

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Eric Stone Acting System

ERIC STONE STUDIO ACTING SYSTEM The Eric Stone Studio System is an organic and innovative approach to teaching the craft of acting. The strength of the approach is that it is entirely tailored and focused on training the individual as … Continue reading

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You Cannot Act If You Are Tense! by Hollywood Actors Studio founder Eric Stone

Relaxation or rather the need to work in a relaxed manner is the most important responsibility of the actor. Relaxation of the body, mind and emotions opens new dimensions and offers considerable creative advantages. Genuine creativity resides in higher planes of consciousness. Continue reading

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