Category "Acting Emotions"

Acting Emotions – Acting Is Not Painting By Numbers

Acting is not painting by numbers.

Your emotions are your art.

Like a great artist who sees the painting in layers of colors, so does an actor need to see their characters in layers of their changing colors of emotions. When you pick one color do not try to deny that there will be bleeding into other colors.  These new color combinations will allow complex shades to reveal themselves. Some dulled. Others brightened. Muddy. Crisp. You can not control.

Let the pigments merge, flow through each other, meshed, intertwined, bleeding into each other. How ever you can allow them. Then let them freely flow from yourself.

The result could be more beautiful than you could even plan.


Actor Emotions – Keep Journal – Hello December


Using your childhood memories of Christmas’s past can be one thing that you can draw upon as an actor to help trigger certain emotions. Keep a journal of emotions and events that have happened during these holiday seasons. The next time you are working on those emotions in class or for an audition look through your journal. See if you can find some inspiration to draw from.