Friday, September 7, 2012

Reaching the Boiling Point in an #Acting Scene

During my weekly acting class with Brian Reise Acting Studios, we spoke about and experienced for ourselves, scenes that took us to a very intense level within ourselves. I felt heat take over my body and sweat beginning to pour down my face. I relived a character's frustration over love that was spoiled by lies, money and deceit. It felt amazing to me!

It was said in class that there are not many impacting scenes going around where actors have to reach above and beyond a typical conversation or disagreement. However, it is always good practice to know what it feels like when you are forced to go beyond your comfort zone to an angry or violent place within yourself. I have found two extremes for you to see below.

Watch this example from The Notebook, below or on YouTube, Click Here.

Watch this example from Waiting to Exhale with Angela Bassett below or on YouTube, Click Here.

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