emotion

 

     A definition of emotions:

     Emotions are feelings large enough to change your life or destroy it.

     A state of being; nervousness, is not an emotion.

     Making emotions bigger.

     Chose emotion and objective, your body will behave in the character.    

     Always start with emotion first... feel... think... do.

      Don't act. Just feel. Stay honest.

     A partial list of acting emotions.

     Work with emotion.

     Emotion no matter how tense cannot effect muscles. Stay loose.

     Science fact: All emotions are all the same in physical signs: Heart rate and electrical impulses.

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four pillars of acting

new event

sustaining an emotion

body

feelings

mixed emotions

new event

emotional range

imagination

new information

struggle

find emotion

naming an emotion

plan

underplaying

     Accomplish what the character wants with emotion.

     The actor feels the emotion and thinks the objective to become the character, then reaches for the words to make the character look real.

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     If you work without emotion, it will look like acting. Actor can't lie, you can't do it without passion.

     Stop acting: sustaining an emotion      Can't act with brain.
get involved emotionally
must be feeling

     No brains - only emotions at work - sensitivity only.

     What do I feel? Run the emotion once, body will take over. Then just think objective. It's not emotion, emotion, emotion...

5.

     We know what words mean.

anger

     The emotion like "anger" is all the times you had this emotion in life, not just one instance in your life.

envy
horror
anxiety
joy
etc.

     An emotion isn't a constant, an emotion goes up and down, it goes all different ways.

     Watch good acting that is dramatic. Just stand still and maintain emotion.

     Approach your work with body relaxed, so the emotion can take over.

      Emotion no matter how tense cannot effect muscles. Stay loose.

     The way to listen: don't make mind blank; repeat objective and stay with emotion.

     With bigger emotions, the actor must be more relaxed.

4.

     The ability to play emotions.

     Where you feel emotion?

     You are in an emotional state like after an exercise. State of breathing hard. You need the adrenalin.
     Build up emotion until it can carry you and never let up.
     Center of emotion is in stomach or head. Suspicion and revenge are behind your eyes.
     Never act with little emotion. Work up emotion. Turn on your lights.
     Actor generate the emotion internally.
     No muscle tension in an emotion.
     Deep well of feelings.

     Approach your work with body relaxed so the emotion can take over.

     Work mainly with emotions.

     One of the cardinal rules is you stay with one emotion and one objective until something occurs to change it. You don't drift off because of the dialogue. You only change because of new information or a new event

      Drama appeals to emotion.

     Emotion has to be strong, but reduced - Must not look like acting.

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     Accomplish what the character wants with emotion.

     Choice the emotion that best serves the scene.

     Give the audience the emotion and inner light.

     Something has to happen in your feelings.

     Give yourself over to the whole moment.
     To be real you must soak yourself.

     Acting is 80% feeling and the rest is 20% technique and devices.

     Take an emotion and make it big without strain.  No muscle tension in an emotion.

     Emotionalism is not the emotion of the character.

     Emotions move the audience, not ideas.

     Revenge is a "happy emotion".

     Choice emotion that fits scene, if it fits or not.

     Can't act with head, comes with emotion.

     What do I feel? Run the emotion once, body will take over. Then just think objective. It's not emotion, emotion, emotion...

     Don't act with intelligent, but emotion. Audience is effected by emotion, not intelligent. Audience is caught up in emotions, not ideas.

     Attitude without an emotion will never work. You must vibrate inside.

     Approach your work with body relaxed so the emotion can take over.

 

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     Don't act with intelligent, but emotion.

     Audience is effected by emotion, not intelligent.

     Audience is caught up in emotions, not ideas.

     Moved by the emotion, dialogue is nothing.

     Don't do tricky reading, say it in pain. Talk out of pain. Love is not smooth. Nothing will substitute for pain.

     If your emotion is anger, it is very hard to calm yourself to do that. That is your acting problem; that is the difficulty of the character.

     Revenge is a "happy emotion."

      Emotion can be used against objective. (Her objective: to have sex, her emotion: disgust).

      Attitude without an emotion will never work, you must vibrate inside.

      Actors always being relax in emotion. Whatever you do stay loose.

     Actor is overwhelmed with emotion.

     Audience is moved by the emotion of actor.

     The way to listen, don't make mind blank; repeat objective and stay with emotion.

     Use all your resources not just emotion.

     Don't act with intelligent, but emotion. Audience is effected by emotion, not intelligent. Audience is caught up in emotions, not ideas.

      Emotions (feeling) are separate from thoughts (objective).

     During rehearsal try this with a scene partner: have emotion and have objective, but don't use the words in the scene. Instead, make up the words. This will help you come up with behavior for the characters in the story. 

     A clash of emotions, not a conversation, people effect each other with emotions.

     What do I feel? Run the emotion once, body will take over. Then just think objective. It's not emotion, emotion, emotion...

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     Emotion and objective gives you clarity. Make a plan.

Emotion:

drives the scene.

     Don't think logical on emotion.

effects audience, not the words.
has nothing to do with tension, in fact you are relaxed. Nothing to do with muscles.
has to be big enough to act with.
holds audience, not walking around.
like religious furrier.
is built to peak with exercise.
is more important than words.
is the primary force, can't do it with cleverness.
propels.
that helps you act.
can be used against objective.
can increase or decrease.
that best serves the scene. It fits the behavior of the person.
up to performance level.
will move the audience.
emotion, emotion, emotion, etc. etc.

     Emotion has to be strong but reduced, must not look like acting.

     In life we struggle to overcome emotions, the job of the actor is to be swimming in them.

"In the end, it can't look like acting."

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