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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Fake cry

This is a very quick tutorial on fake crying. Make your eyes well with tears by concentrating your vision above a point of interest and not blinking. It's a super easy way to the real tears effect.

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 : Brand yourself and become a movie star

Whether you are an actor or a toothpaste, branding yourself is the best way to get yourself out there and noticed. By branding yourself you will be remembered. So, if your dream is to become a movie star and you think you have the skills and the look, check out this video and ...more

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 : 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 : 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 : Cry on cue

Crying on stage, crying at films, crying at funerals. All can be tricky if you aren't genuinely sad and emotional. Fake crying though could be your answer. Tears can be produced with lots of techniques, from onions, to Stanislavkian theory. Learn how to cry on cue, and you cou ...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 : 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!

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 : 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 : Do mime illusions

In this series Mark Wenzel shows us how to perform popular mime illusions. Part 1 of 7 - How to Do mime illusions. Do mime illusions - Part 2 of 7. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do mime illusions - Part 3 of 7. Click through to watch this video on expe ...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 : 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

How To : Get yourself an agent in Los Angeles

In this video, producer and actress Kathleen Cooke, offers advice on how to find a fantastic agent in LA. You won't find much success in Hollywood without representation, so listen to Kathleen's advice and make sure you choose the right one and how to impress them so that they ...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 : 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 : 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

Boxwars : Serious Cardboard Anger Management

Forget video games. Go outside. Get some fresh air. Get out a little anger while you're at it. Play Boxwars. Boxwars isn't exactly larping, though it may fall into a similar realm. It all started in 2008 when 3 dudes witnessed a few children innocently smashing each other wit ...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 : 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 : Boffer sword fight, after learning about boffers

Okay, you're ready to go out and kick some serious ass with you boffer? But wait... you don't even know what a boffer is? This video tutorial from the Knights of Gray will give you the information to succeed, even if you are a LARPer. A boffer sword is PVC pipe, foam insulat ...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 : Ace an acting audition for a film

Acting auditions are stressful, and are different depending on what type of project you are trying out for. In this tutorial, get tips from working actors on how to audition for a film or TV show. Learn how to work the camera, emote, and read your lines the way casting directo ...more

How To : Boffer sword fight with the Knights of Gray

Check out this video from the Knight of Gray. If you are a LARPer, and are art of a LARPing association, then you must check with your league to see if you can even use these boffer fighting techniques. The Knights of Gray do not teach for live action role-playing, they teach ...more

How To : Mime

Pat Fenda shows us the basics of Mime and tips ,techniques of acting through Mime. Part 1 of 60 - How to Mime. Mime - Part 2 of 60. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Mime - Part 3 of 60. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Mime - Part 4 ...more

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 : 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 : 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 : Keep strong morals as an actor in Los Angeles

In this video, actress and producer Kathleen Cooke talks to you about how to keep your moral ground in Los Angeles. As a struggling actor you will be offered jobs that may challenge your morals, and by following Kathleen's tips you will know how to deal with them and establish ...more

How To : Submit an audition video to Playboy

Sexy Playboy Cyber Girl Dana Dicillo has some advice for you in making your audition video for Holly's 55th Anniversary Playmate Search reality show. If you ever wanted to be in Playboy, you need to watch this.

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