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ABOUT THIS MODULE

Characters, like people in real life, function on different levels. They often don't say what they mean, are driven by their own ambitions, and are shaped by their past – whether that past is from their childhood or a mere moment ago.
 
In this module, you will learn directing techniques to help actors determine the subtext, intent, and back story of their characters. Develop your directing skills and help your actors portray honest, memorable characters.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 25:37 video that reveals directing techniques that help the actor achieve a realistic performance
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • What is the actor's role in preparing a character?
  • What is subtext and how can the director and actor find this inner meaning of a scene
  • What is intent and how does it shape the actor's motivations
  • What is back story and how do you craft the proper history for a character?
I am very impressed by the quality of the video that I have been watching. I will strongly recommend to my peers.”
 
   - Weimin Zhang,
       San Francisco State University

 

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