One of the most crucial skills in the film and television industry is the ability to create your character. You can only be so believable and brilliant if you don’t know how to develop your character. This implies that you’re only so busy, right? So don’t let a limited skill set hold you back from achieving your goals.
We realize the importance of developing many talents at The Playground Acting School for Film and Television, and we’d like to share some character development advice with you today.
Method Acting is the name of the technique we’d like to share with you. The actor is asked to internalize the character’s emotional life and mental processes using this method. In the circumstances stated in the script, the actor is supposed to feel the same emotional impulses as the character. The classical approach, on the other hand, concentrates on externalizing these character development processes through the development of a certain set of abilities. The following are the key points and procedures:
Real-Life Observation – When creating a character, the actor must first observe how the character’s real-life counterparts move and function in the world. What happens to them? With whom do they interact? What is their relationship like?
Character Motivation – To determine motivation, the actor must pose a series of questions: how would the character react in the particular situation? What events would have to occur in order for the character to be motivated in a particular direction? What situations would cause the character to experience certain emotions?
Emotional Memory – The shift away from the actor’s depiction of emotion and toward the actor’s internalization of that feeling is central to the method acting approach. Rather of pantomiming the emotion, the performer is required to feel it. This is usually triggered by a remembrance of a former occurrence in the actor’s life that elicited the same emotion.
Re-Training – Rather than theatrical caricatures, the method acting approach emphasizes on portraying lifelike and “believable” people. The actor is required to change the way he or she thinks and feels in order to fit the character’s representation.
Method acting is a fantastic approach to practice developing authentic and compelling characters, and it can be used in any type of acting, from stage to screen. Please contact us at The Playground Acting School for Film and Television if you have any further queries or would like more information about classes or coaching.