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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. Fake blood is a good thing to get from a Halloween store. Acting skill is the most needed part here... because you can't look like you're being shot unless you can act properly.
Want to learn a valuable skill? Well, just watch this video tutorial to see how to cross one eye or speak with an echo.
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 translate that into a need and to express that feeling. Watch this video acting tutorial and learn how to build a character's objective.
There are hundreds of great improv comedy games that you can do to improve your improv skills and interaction among people as well. Here are a few free games for you to try in these free video clips.
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.
Being a cartoon voice actor requires animation in the voice and the ability to act. Learn tips to become a cartoon voice actor from the voice of America's Naruto in this free voice over video. Become a cartoon voice actor - Part 1 of 7.
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Improv comedy is done in groups of people who need to be comfortable with each other. Learn how to lead improv comedy games and icebreakers in this free theater acting video from a teacher of improvisation. Lead improv icebreaker and comedy games - Part 1 of 21.
Struggling with improvisational skills? Looking for some helpful tips and exercises to improve your improv? Learn more than 30 improv warm-ups from a professional instructor in this free arts and entertainment video series.
Are you struggling with your improvisational skills? Are you looking for some helpful tips and exercises that will improve your improv? Learn how to use the "Yes, and" principle in improv to build ideas in this free arts and entertainment video series.
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.
Acting requires getting to know a fictional character and becoming him or her, including motivation, status, desires, habits, and more. Learn to act in character from a performer in this free acting video series.
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 communications and public speaking expert, Tracy Goodwin.
Practice playing "Alphabet Circle" improv games. Learn how to practice improv with games, warm ups, and exercises in this free acting video. Practice improv with the Alphabet Circle exercise - Part 1 of 15.
How to practice improv with the "Bucket" game. Learn how to play improv games to practice acting skills in this free video on theatre and performance. Practice improv with the Bucket exercise - Part 1 of 15.
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What are some improv games for practicing or improv class? Learn how to play improv games in this free video on theatre acting.
Get ready for improv class with some warm up games and exercises. Make the most out of theater and improv acting with these free videos!
Watch this instructional video for some theatrical improv tips and techniques. Learn about improv for the theater in this free video series on acting performance.
Duel boffer sword wielding! It's twice as defensive, twice as offensive, and twice as aggressive.
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.
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?
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 for combat. You must be aware of this.
Okay, you've mastered the boffer sword and the boffer sphere. Now what? Perhaps a boffer staff?
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.
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. You will see what three pivot points for striking with a two-handed foam boffer sword.
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 lesson in boffer sword fighting with the Knights of Gray is the most important of them all! This video tutorial for all you LARPers out there focuses on the rules and the code of foam boffer weapon fighting.
So you're a LARP master, are you? You don't know it, but I'm laughing right now.
Thrusting, thrusting, thrusting... No, we're not talking about sex here, we're talking about LARPing. To be specific, boffer sword fighting.
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...
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.
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 could be earning plenty of brownie points for your display of emotion. Cry on cue.
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!
In this video series, let comedian Les McGehee school you in the art of humor as he teaches you the importance of practicing improv comedy with kids and starting your kids with improv young. Learn different improvisational techniques and games, how to apply those techniques to different situations, and how to use the art of improv comedy to make people laugh.