This sequence of instructional videos provides a near comprehensive lesson on how you can change your voice from that of a male to that of a female. This video series is aimed at aiding transgender individuals, but is also useful for people who want to learn to do really great ...more
Who needs acting classes when you can come here? Acting World is a community online resource for aspiring actors and actresses. Hone your craft and help others with their comedic and dramatic performances, whether it be on film or on stage.
- Introduce yourself in the Forum.
- Post a How-To article.
- Share some Inspiration.
Hot Acting Posts
In this tutorial, we learn how to sound like a biological woman while speaking. There are many different techniques to help you speak like a woman, including going into falsetto. This isn't about getting the sound, it's about learning how to not speak with resonance. You want ...more
One of my longest videos to date, but well worth it if you have half an hour to kill. This is to thank you all for putting up with me until now what with the voices and poetry and secrecy of my real voice and all. ...Is it just me, or do I look better with the glasses on?
Teri Lynne shows us how to do basic mime in this series of videos. Do basic mime skills - Part 1 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do basic mime skills - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do basic mime skills - Par ...more
As Shakespeare said, "All the world’s a stage" – step on up and play your part! You Will Need * A role to play * A computer with internet access * A local newspaper * Good communication skills * A team player attitude Step 1: Determine what role you’d like to play Determine w ...more
Okay, you've mastered the boffer sword and the boffer sphere. Now what? Perhaps a boffer staff? The Knights of Gray teach you how to fight in a LARP even with this boffer staff weapon, right here in this video tutorial. So, fellow LARPing fighter, learn the strikes and the ...more
So, you wanna be an actor? It's not as easy as you may think. Check out this four part tutorial from Josa Maule, director of the Montreal School of Performing Arts, and learn everything you need to know to become a successful thespian. Josa takes you through all of the necessa ...more
Live action role-playing. LARP. LARPing. The battlefield. Boffer. Sword fighting. DEAD. Do these terms ring a bell? They should, if you're anywhere but heaven. This video tutorial from the Knights of Gray shows you how to use a boffer spear and why. This foam boffer weapon i ...more
Impress your friends and neighbors by learning how to speak with an authentic pirate accent. Also included are pirate grammar and vocabulary. Practice hard enough and you should be ready for September 19th (International Talk Like a Pirate Day)!
Who doesn't want to be able to speak like a New Yorker? Whether for acting, comedy or impressing your friends and family, speaking in a New York dialect will provide you with hours of entertainment. Learn how to speak in a New York dialect in this free video series from commun ...more
Knowing a few tricks of the trade will help you cry at the drop of a hat. You Will Need: * A sad memory * Discipline not to blink * A bright light * Peppermint oil * Oil of Olbas * A tear stick Step 1: Think of something sad Before relying on any gimmicks, test your acting ...more
Prose for performance is different than performing with poetry. Learn about the basics of prose from a communications and public speaking expert in this free instructional video. Perform prose interpretation - Part 1 of 11. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.co ...more
Theater acting is a fun and creative art form but it can be difficult to project your voice loud enough for the audience to hear if you are use to speaking softly. With a few exercises and practice anyone can have a booming voice. You may be the greatest actor or speaker in t ...more
Want to learn a valuable skill? Well, just watch this video tutorial to see how to cross one eye or speak with an echo. Cross one eye: This is a very simple trick. Just cross your eyes at somebody so everything becomes doubled, then stare at just one of the pair of people yo ...more
Adam from Chemical Reaction wants to show you a little movie magic. This video tutorial will show you how to fake shooting a person with a gun for your homemade film. If you really want to make it look real, get the most real prop gun you can get, but don't use a real handgun. ...more
Interested in having a convincing British dialect? Learn how to speak with a British accent in this free entertainment video series. Part 1 of 28 - How to Speak with a British accent. Speak with a British accent - Part 2 of 28. Click through to watch this video on expertvillag ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to memorize lines by identifying the root of a scene. First, know the way you work as an actor and know the other people you are around. Next, know what the material is and what the scene is about. If you are familiar with what you are talking ab ...more
Have you ever seen Whose Line Is It Anyway? Many people enjoy watching this show, where they can see people do comedy off the top of their heads. There's no prior thought involved and it can be a lot of fun to participate in. What is improv? Improv, which stands for improvi ...more
Are you a young aspiring actress? A triple threat? Many top singers and entertainers today got their start on the Disney Channel. In this video, learn how to get that audition with the Disney Channel... Who knows, it could be your big break! You Will Need: • Acting, singing, ...more
One of the most significant ingredients that there can be in a young actor's career. Mentoring helps you make great, smart decisions. If you have a mentor, or someone who has been through the same experience before, you will learn so much more and be better prepared to face li ...more
Animatronics: the use of electronics and robotics in mechanized puppets to simulate life, mainly used in moviemaking, but also in theme parks and other forms of entertainment. (wikipedia) Incredible gallery of roboticist filmmaker John Nolan's animatronic creatures and their ...more
Actor and teacher Benson Simmonds speaks on the actor's process that he teaches in this how-to video. This video acting lesson is about objective and obstacle. In addition, he remarks on the importance of the action. Whatever the objective, the actor needs to be able to transl ...more
Cold readings are the toughest parts of many acting auditions. Having to act a script you've never seen before convincingly is key to you getting the part. This video will give you some tips for nailing your next cold reading and wowing the casting directors.
The Knights of Gray brings you this video tutorial on how to boffer sword fight with speed tactics. Yes, that means being super fast for LARPing. Live action role-playing doesn't get much better than this. Learn the techniques of fast boffer weapon fighting! This is just the ...more
Boffer. You've heard it, you've used it, you've died by it, but have you done it well? The Knights of Gray teach you in this video tutorial, how to use a boffer weapon that needs two hands. So, if you're a LARPing wannabe, or a LARP professional, then you need to watch this. ...more
Thrusting, thrusting, thrusting... No, we're not talking about sex here, we're talking about LARPing. To be specific, boffer sword fighting. Let the Knights of Gray teach you in this video tutorial about how to thrust with your foam boffer sword. Let's face it, it's time you ...more
The Pirate Guys, Ol' Chumbucket and Cap'n Slappy teach ye lubbers the basics of talkin' like a pirate. Simply put, you will gain the vernacular of Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Carribbean in no time!
Mark Wenzel pioneered the concept of mime performances at theme parks, becoming the resident mime at Sea World of San Diego, where he entertained more than a million visitors a year for eight years. Now he trains mimes for all of Sea World's aquatic parks. He shows you some pr ...more
No matter how good your zombie costume is, you're going to need to get your zombie walk down to convince people you're trying to eat their brains. Walk, talk and act like an extra on Night of the Living Dead!
My favorite kind of violence: flower bullets and drops of petal blood. The bad guys encroach on the scene in a hippie VW bus, and flower bedlam ensues... Another hit by the creators of Light Warfare. How'd they do it? Check out the behind-the-scenes video (2nd in the gallery ...more
Make your own luck by having a well-prepared monologue in your acting arsenal. This video acting lesson will teach you some steps for breaking down a monologue into a context that will give you a better understanding of the character, allowing you to enhance your skills. Deliv ...more
Performance art is conceptual, usually visual art that involves bringing a concept to an audience. Learn to be a performance artist in this free conceptual art video. Part 1 of 20 - How to Become a performance artist. Become a performance artist - Part 2 of 20. Click through t ...more
Need practice tips for your monologue? Learn how to tap into your real emotions on stage in this free video clip from a professional theater director. Rehearse for monologues - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Rehearse for monologues - Part ...more
Monologues are important to any acting career. Get tips for rehearsing your monologue in this free video clip from a professional theater director. Analyze a monologue - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Analyze a monologue - Part 2 of 15. Cl ...more
What are some improv games for practicing or improv class? Learn how to play improv games in this free video on theatre acting. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play improv games. Play improv games - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Play improv games - ...more
The Knights of Gray... um... The Pirate Guild? Bored of being indoors? Well, see what PVC pipe, duct tape, and foam insulation, otherwise known as a boffer weapon, can do for you. In this video tutorial, you'll learn all about what a boffer exactly is and what you can and ca ...more
The Knights of Gray are back, and they're are here to teach you some boffer sword fighting drills to practice with for your upcoming LARP events. This video tutorial covers not only one-handed strike drills, but thrusts with the foam boffer weapon as well. You'll also learn c ...more
A lot of you probably don't know what a boffer is. That means a lot of you probably don't know what LARPing is either. Well, get your head out of your *** an listen up... This video tutorial by the Knights of Gray will show you the ten basic strikes and movements when fightin ...more
Without light, the Mimeans became very pale, and without possessions they were forced to interact with imaginary objects and play with imaginary toys. In this series Mark Wenzel shows you how to perform popular mime routines. Part 1 of 8 - How to Perform popular mime routines. ...more
If you're an aspiring actor, your headshot is a vital part of your arsenal. It is the first thing that most casting agents will see, so it has to be perfect. This video will give you tips for getting the heashot you want, the one that will get you your big break!