Tuesday, 1 August 2017

BUILDING A CHARACTER

Sometime ago, I traveled to shoot a moviePrior to my arrival I had studied my script, done my character analysis, script breakdown and all that was left was for me to run it by the Director to make sure that I was on the right track. 
However, I was thrown of course when the Director told me that I was actually playing the role of a woman who exists and not a fictional character.

I am sure some of you might be wondering, 'Ok, so why exactly did this throw you of course'?

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

THE IMPORTANCE OF STILLNESS

Do you know what it means to be STILL in a scene?

It is one of the strongest points in your acting.

Click on the video below and watch me share this amazing acting tip with you.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

AUDITIONS AND MONOLOGUES VLOG!!

Hey There, 

So I recently viewed a couple of audition videos and decided that I NEEDED to do a VLOG immediately! 

I had done a similar topic before but I thought I should talk about it again and go into more details. 

Click on the video to watch me share some amazing tips that would help you ace any audition and monologue. 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

MY ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS

In the last blog, I gave you a list of questions that every actor should answer. If you have printed the questions and answered them, they will become very useful to you in your journey as an actor.
If you have not answered them, please try and do that. 
These are my own thoughts and answers. They have helped me through my journey for over two decades and have kept me relevant since then.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ANSWER

Getting into acting is one thing, but understanding why you got into it is another thing. 
Booking one job is one thing, but staying relevant in the industry is another thing. 
Meeting people in the industry is one thing, but maintaining a long term relationship is another thing. 
Having raw talent for acting is one thing, but studying and mastering the technique is another thing. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

ACTING IS REACTING

One of the most shocking and most annoying things I have found when I watch some actors, is that they do not act when they are not speaking. That is the number one scene killer for me. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

RELATIONSHIP TREE

Relationship Tree is a word you may not find in many acting books, neither will you hear a lot of acting coaches mention it. They may use a different term to describe it but I like to call it what it is, just to simplify it.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

SCENE STUDY

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Sometimes, when actors come across words like this in their course of study, they get overwhelmed. A lot of people make things sound more complicated than they really are by making the meaning of what you are studying very difficult to understand. It is already tedious to study all the topics you will need in becoming a good actor, so let us make it easier for you to understand what you are about to study. 

"Remember that this blog is not a full class, it is a guide to make things easier for you so that when you attend a proper class and read books, they become clearer and easier for you." 

As acting students, we already know the meaning of the word SCENE but if you don't then you will need to start all over by getting a book of acting terminologies
There are different scenes in a script for film and all the scenes must be broken down into individual stories so that you can understand what PURPOSE each scene is serving in the script or story. 
Breaking down each scene and exploring its purpose, meaning and impact is what we call SCENE STUDY. Simply put, the study of the scene. 
Sounds so simple, yet complicated.