Another great session for Ongoing Scene Study for Film & TV here at 7 Innis Avenue! We started off the night talking about Technology and how important it is to stay up-to-date on the current technology in order to get more auditions and to be successful with your audition submissions. We also talked about how technology like social media can help us stay informed about what is happening in the world of acting and filmmaking/tv. We ended that discussion by also talking about how knowing how films/tv shows are shot (the technology) can help us feel more secure as actors when we hear the terminology being used and how we can also use our knowledge of technology to film our own scenes/projects.
We also talked a little bit about "lavender moments" - activities that a character does on camera that really stand out and help define the storytelling in a way that CAPTURES our attention. I call them "lavender moments" because of Arian Moyaed's sniffing of lavender in a scene during HBO's Succession. We tried to look for "lavender moments" in our scene work. (Thanks, Arian!)
We took a little break and then talked about the importance of stillness. I showed a little bit of each of these YouTube videos. You can watch them in more depth here.
We then took another break and got ready to do the scene work. We talked about bringing more stillness to what we were doing on camera and how that affects the viewer. We then went through each of the scenes. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SCENE WORK FROM TUESDAY NIGHT.
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We also start the Audition Mastery Intensive tonight! Looking forward to working with all of you on becoming audition masters. If you're interested in joining the next session of AMI, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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See everyone next Tuesday!
Wayne Pyle is a SAG/AFTRA/AEA actor, acting coach and adventurer living and creating in the Hudson Valley and beyond. His extensive film & tv credits can be seen on IMDb by CLICKING HERE.