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Old 09-16-2018, 01:27 PM   #1
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acting tips for beginners?

I need some advice on how to start learning to become an actor on my own before trying out and embarrass myself
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Some actors just start acting, others take classes, others read books, etc.

Usually the ones who just start acting don't ask the question you asked, they just do it. So I am going to assume that would not work for you. I would suggest you look for some local classes.
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:41 PM   #3
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one of the first things they do in an acting class is have you perform something embarrassing.
Because you can't be embarrassed and act at the same time!! unless youre supposed to be acting embarrassed lol. Otherwise GET OVER IT!
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:58 AM   #4
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one of the first things they do in an acting class is have you perform something embarrassing.
Because you can't be embarrassed and act at the same time!! unless youre supposed to be acting embarrassed lol. Otherwise GET OVER IT!
it's not that i'm too scared to to be embarrassed, it's just that i'm socially awkward and i can't be myself around new people, they call that introversion or something, everytime i meet new people i don't feel comfortable at all being myself, but it gets better when i get to know them.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:43 PM   #5
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The beauty of acting is that you do not have to be yourself. You get to be someone else. You'd be surprised at the amount of actors who are shy or introverted.
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:05 AM   #6
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I need some advice on how to start learning to become an actor on my own before trying out and embarrass myself
What kind of acting are you looking for?
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:10 PM   #7
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I've never taken an acting class and I have three things on Netflix (nice plug) Happy Hunting (horror directed/written by Mel Gibson's son) The UnMiracle (Christian Movie Kevin Sorbo/Stephen Baldwin) and American Vandal.


I just made one minute videos doing different types of scenes. You need a cell phone and a partner that's it.
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:07 AM   #8
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What kind of acting are you looking for?
I'm not sure, what do you mean by types?
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:55 AM   #9
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There are different ways of acting. There is stage play that you will find in the Woody Allen movies. Overacting that you can find in American Comedy and improvisation. What do you want your acting to be?
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:03 PM   #10
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There are different ways of acting. There is stage play that you will find in the Woody Allen movies. Overacting that you can find in American Comedy and improvisation. What do you want your acting to be?
This is an unknown (to me) and interesting perspective of learning
acting. Here in the States learning acting isn't broken down that way.

Here a student is taught acting, not theater acting or overacting for
comedies. Is this common in Nederland? Does an acting student
where you live choose what kind of acting they want to learn?
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:55 PM   #11
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This is an unknown (to me) and interesting perspective of learning
acting. Here in the States learning acting isn't broken down that way.

Here a student is taught acting, not theater acting or overacting for
comedies. Is this common in Nederland? Does an acting student
where you live choose what kind of acting they want to learn?
Wel...I'm breaking it up not using the right terminology. But to answer your question Yes. There are many options you can choose from in the acting school in Maastricht. A friend of mine that teaches there even told me that there is a difference between Countries. Why I ask't the question is because i want to know what B4H is looking for in his movies.

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Old 09-26-2018, 07:39 AM   #12
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There are different ways of acting. There is stage play that you will find in the Woody Allen movies. Overacting that you can find in American Comedy and improvisation. What do you want your acting to be?
I've never heard about this before, It will take me a while to decide, thanks for letting me know
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Old 09-26-2018, 04:23 PM   #13
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Don't look at the camera
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:42 PM   #14
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Don't look at the camera
wait a minute, isn't it the other way around?
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:49 PM   #15
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Nope - never look directly at the camera.
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