face

 
  1. Eye light: focused on your eyes.
  2. You only recognize emotions from the face, voice, behavior, etc.
  3. Translucency of face. There are feeling people who can have emotions come out through their face. Then, there are people who feel, but it can't come through their facial bone structure. No matter how hard they try to act, the emotion can't get out, because of their stone looking face.
  4. Don't do characterizing. Gary Cooper almost did nothing, he just felt a lot and thought. He didn't do muggings, he didn't do face acting.
  5. Close up, they want faces in TV.
  6. Comes down to the human face, not just special effects.
  7. It's all about the human face.
  8. On screen, the importance of eyes.
  9. People are born with "the face."
  10. Simple, honest, vocal. Don't start acting, once you remind audience you're an actor it's over. Cannot take every big moment and turn it into radio. Vocalize, make it loudly. The problem is to deal with big moments. They don't have to be loud.
  11. First beginner actors use tricks with their face to substitute for feelings. Can't act with face.
  12. The unspoken things, even though nothing was spoken, the big screen will catch the look out of the corner of the eye of the actor.
  13. What happens to your face has to be specific for film, start out with what the character feels and his objective. If the emotion is terror,  then that is what has to happen.

  1. Comedy has nothing to do with normal behavior.

  2. In film they need close ups, they want to film the face. For framing jokes with high energy, actors can't keep moving around all the time. Don't move on every *@#!!! line, the director needs to set up shots. Actors can stay together for awhile. Cut down on movement to different places.

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

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