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How To : Change Your Voice from Male to Female

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

How To : Sound Like a Biological Woman When Speaking

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

How To : Impersonate Christopher Walken

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?

How To : Do basic mime skills

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

How To : Join a theater group

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

How To : Boffer sword fight with a spear and staff

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

How To : Become a film or theatre actor

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

How To : Boffer sword fight with a short spear

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

How To : Talk like a pirate

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)!

How To : Speak in a New York dialect

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

How To : Cry convincingly on stage

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

How To : Perform prose interpretation

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

How To : Project your voice on stage

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

How To : Cross one eye or speak with an ech-ech o-o

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

How To : Fake shooting a person with a gun for film

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

How To : Speak with a British accent

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

How To : Memorize lines by identifying the root of a scene

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

How To : Be Amazing at Improv Acting

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

How To : Audition for the Disney Channel

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

How To : Find yourself an acting mentor in Los Angeles

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

Behind the Scenes : Animatronic Guts

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

How To : Build a character's objective for acting

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

How To : Nail the cold script reading at an audition

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.

How To : Boffer sword fight with speed tactics

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

How To : Boffer sword fight with two-handed long weapons

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

How To : Boffer sword fight with thrusts

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

How To : Talk like a pirate

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!

How To : Get some mime practice exercise

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

News : Death by Psychedelic Flowers

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

How To : Prepare a Monologue

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

How To : Become a performance artist

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

How To : Rehearse for monologues

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

How To : Analyze a monologue

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

How To : Play improv games

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

How To : Boffer sword fight with the proper education

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

How To : Boffer sword fight with one-handed strike drills

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

How To : Perform popular mime routines

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

How To : Take a great headshot that will get your acting roles

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!

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