So You Think You Can Act? | Crystal Williams | Skillshare

So You Think You Can Act?

Crystal Williams, Acting

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26 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. INTRODUCTION

      2:33
    • 2. OBJECTIVE

      2:05
    • 3. OBSTACLE

      1:12
    • 4. TACTIC

      1:13
    • 5. 4TH WALL & BREAKING CHARACTER

      2:14
    • 6. BEAT & MOTIVATION

      1:32
    • 7. PANTOMIME VS. MIME

      2:51
    • 8. EMOTING VS. INDICATING

      1:38
    • 9. GESTURES & BODY LANGUAGE

      1:10
    • 10. SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF VS. ILLUSION OF THE 1ST TIME

      1:45
    • 11. MOMENT BEFORE

      1:13
    • 12. CHARACTER VS. CHARACTERIZATION

      1:59
    • 13. SUBSTITUTION VS. ENDOWMENT

      1:07
    • 14. TENSION

      1:44
    • 15. SUBTEXT

      0:56
    • 16. DELIVERY

      0:44
    • 17. MONOLOGUE

      1:37
    • 18. SCRIPT ANALYSIS

      2:19
    • 19. AFFECTIVE MEMORY

      1:25
    • 20. EMOTIONAL RECALL & SENSE MEMORY

      1:40
    • 21. DIALECT, DICTION, & INFLECTION

      1:42
    • 22. DIALOGUE/PACE/BUILD

      1:06
    • 23. DROP & PROJECTION

      0:54
    • 24. CUE & PICK UP CUES

      0:45
    • 25. THE 9 STAGE AREAS

      0:57
    • 26. STAGE CROSSES

      1:37

About This Class

So You Think Can Act is a master class that gives the student a solid foundation on how to act by introducing each student to basic vocabulary words. Do you know what endowment, suspension of disbelief, objectives, and script analysis mean?  If you don’t know, then this class is for you. Students will learn about acting terms every actor should know before taking an acting class and pursuing a career in acting.  In my experience as an actress, I was often expected to have an understanding about certain terms that I had never been taught through my journey of aspiring to become an actress.  Most people want to become actors but don’t really know how to stand on stage or how they should respond when given direction from a director.  If you don’t want to be considered an amateur actor, please learn these vocabulary words and how to utilize them successfully when performing on stage! 

In this course you’ll learn how to:

  • Apply various acting techniques on stage
  • Understand the difference between characterization vs. imitation
  • How to perform in a believable scene using objective, beats, tactics, and other necessary tools.
  • Free the actor’s instruments of tension: Body, Voice, and Imagination through active participation in different exercises.
  • Analyze scripts for given circumstances (environmental and social) and apply it in a monologue performance