Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Free Online Acting Education Class 2018 Lesson 9

Lesson 9

You will now record the two monologues you selected from this link: https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2017/11/free-one-minute-monologues-for-actors.html

Try to find two contrasting monologues - one serious drama and one funny comedy (or with two very different characters).

If you are a new actor, you may do an audio recording. If an advanced actor, you must MEMORIZE the script and make a video. Advanced actors should NOT have a script you are looking at (not even off to the side of the camera).

If you do not have a way to video (camera or webcam or cell phone camera) and need to do audio only, then you may use cell phone recorders and apps as well as free audio recording programs for computers like Audacity.

Important tips on recording: Try to find a quiet place to do the recording. Before you record, close your eyes and listen. Are there any sounds that might make your recording hard to hear? A tv in the next room or loud outside noises? Close windows, close doors, turn off these noises devices to try and get things as quiet as possible. If you're doing a video, look at your background. A plain wall is better than a background with a lot of things that will distract the viewer. Hang up a plain colored sheet (no patterns or designs) if needed. You want the focus on you, not the background. Finally make sure that the top of your head is near the top of the frame of the video. You don't want a lot of empty space above your head. I would like these videos to be as professional as possible so you can use them later to promote yourself as an actor.




Top of head near the top of the frame on videos


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