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.
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.
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.
Knowing a few tricks of the trade will help you cry at the drop of a hat. You Will Need:
As Shakespeare said, "All the world’s a stage" – step on up and play your part! You Will Need
Teri Lynne shows us how to do basic mime in this series of videos. Do basic mime skills - Part 1 of 16.
In this series Mark Wenzel shows us how to perform popular mime illusions. Part 1 of 7 - How to Do mime illusions.
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.
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 voice exercises and impersonations.
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 to focus your voice up in your throat instead of deep down. You probably haven't used the muscles for this voice, so using falsetto is a great way to practice. You may be able to speak a few minutes and feel yourself fal...
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 about, you are going to be more engaged, rather than just memorizing a line. Another trick is to write your lines over and over, so your brain will understand what you have to learn. Also, make sure you say your lines out ...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 practice exercises in this video series.
Want to be a funny clown? Learn how to use costumes, makeup, props, musical instruments, acrobatics, balloon making and more to make your clown routine entertaining and funny in this free educational video series on how to be a clown.
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.
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)!
Talent show or theater audition coming up? Want to improve your street performance techniques? Looking to impress your friends and family by performing alone? A one-man show might be intimidating, but putting on a good performance isn't that hard!
Interested in having a convincing British dialect? Learn how to speak with a British accent in this free entertainment video series.
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!
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.
In this video series, let comedian Les McGehee school you in the art of humor as he teaches you how to do improv comedy. 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.
So you want to be a reality TV star. The first step? Wow the producers with an awesome audition tape.
What are some improv games for practicing or improv class? Learn how to play improv games in this free video on theatre acting.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, learn the difference between good agents and bad ones in Los Angeles to make sure you get the best possible representation. Actress Julie Crisante will offer you some tips to make sure you get the best possible agent to guide you through your career.
Moving to Hollywood can be a huge change for some people. In this clip, actress Julie Crisante tells you all about what you can expect when moving from a smaller town to the big city of Los Angeles. Prepare yourself for the hustle and bustle..and the traffic with these tips and advice.
Are you trying to make it in Hollywood? You won't get very far as an actor without an agent. Most auditions are limited to those with agents only, so how do you get one? In this clip, actor Shaun Pilkington tells you about the various ways to find representation in Los Angeles. Follow these tips and you will be heading out on auditions in no time.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Okay, you've mastered the boffer sword and the boffer sphere. Now what? Perhaps a boffer staff?
Pat Fenda shows us the basics of Mime and tips ,techniques of acting through Mime. Part 1 of 60 - How to Mime.
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 learn how to brand yourself into stardom. You will be signing autographs in no time.
Duel boffer sword wielding! It's twice as defensive, twice as offensive, and twice as aggressive.