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First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

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Fuck-Up #31

“Acting Should Always Be Natural”

Why not everything actors do should feel natural

 

“I love acting. It is so much more real than life.”1

—Oscar Wilde

 

 

The Fuck-Up…

Good acting feels natural. When you watch capable actor perform, it’s as if they’ve become their characters on such a level that the acting ceases to be noticeable and there exists only the characters. However, just because the acting on the screen “feels” natural does not mean the process felt natural while creating it. A common mistake is not appreciating the differences between the process and the performance.

How to Do It Right…

Actors are generally asked to perform with an entire crew watching, under hot lights, and with various on-set dramas unfolding around them. ...

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