WHY PREPRATION IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE IN SCREEN ACTING
Once your performance is filmed, the take is “okayed” by the director its never going to change “keep that in mind”. FILMS ARE PERMANENT.
On stage rehearsals are done weeks before. Every move, every action has technically been fixed. Many a times peformance in a long running play are performed by ‘rote’. Audience reactions works as stimulus for the actors. Even actors often say ” It was a good audience to night.” Immidiate response from a live audience works as a “tonic” for stage actors. But, similar liberty and encouragement is not available for “screen actors”.
Actors on stage have two reactive elements, the ‘other actors’ and ‘audience’. Yes, actors do sense audience reaction, but the film actor has no such ‘feedback’ to fall on.
“Screen actors” can’t afford to evolve through performances night after night. They should realize that as soon as the take is ‘okayed’ by the director, its never going to be changed.
So, your prepration for “screen acting” should be clear, appropriate and exact. The choices you make for the character and from the script shoul be ‘nailed’ with lots of conviction.
As Sir Laurence Olivier once said ” I think in theatre you can inhabit a character, but in film the character should inhabit you”
IN PLAY ACTORS CAN EVOLVE SHOW AFTER SHOW, BUT IN FILMS YOUR PERFORMANCE IS LOCKED
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SAMAR JAI SINGH