Saturday, October 6, 2012
Action/ReAction: Before & After
When I begin an acting lesson for the first time with an actor, I write a few lines of dialogue and ask them to use the technique with which they are most comfortable. I tell them to pretend they are auditioning for Steven Spielberg and take all the time they need. When they are ready for Mr. Spielberg, we tape it. Then, I give them about 10-15 minutes of instruction in my Action/ReAction technique and tape the same dialogue again and compare the two versions. The two takes seen here were taped 15 minutes apart and show the immediate difference in the performance. Within six weeks of private sessions, the actor is transformed into a seasoned performer.
Because of time and distance considerations, most of my private sessions are conducted via Skype and FaceTime, but in-person sessions can also be arranged. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward the link to this blog post to them.