"It's Bond. James Bond." -Casino Royale
"There's no place like home." -The Wizard of Oz
"You're gonna need a bigger boat." -Jaws
These are famous famous movie quotes that were performed by brilliant actors. How many did you recognize? Today we are bringing you tips and tricks on how to be the best actor you can be!
Create an Acting Warm Up. This one is easy. DIY gives examples to do a tongue twist or play a drama game. Click here for a tongue twister website, or click here for drama games.
Perform a 15 Second Intro Impersonation. This one is just like the "introduce Yourself in 15 Seconds" for the maker skill, except you're impersonating a person. You can impersonate anyone a celebrity, a book/movie character, an animal, a friend, or even a DIY mod!
Memorize a Monologue. This one is pretty easy, but could be challenging if you have trouble memorizing things. If you have a hard time with memory pick a short monologue and read it over and over many times. Bring it with you everywhere! Here is a good selection of short to medium monologues, they will be perfect for you if this is your first!
Do a Read Through. This is where you read a scene with your friends, like a rehearsal, but this is when you're first getting familiar with the script.
Perform Improv. Improvisation is one of the funnest things to do as an actor, but may be challenging for beginning actors. Preforming improvisation means to act out something with no script and without any plans. It is all spontaneous! To do this challenge, have someone think of a scene, then you act it out, but you have to start preforming it as soon as they give you your scene, no planning for it! :)
Film a 2 Person Dialogue. This is where two people act out a skit. Simple.
Perform Shakespeare. Shakespeare is a beautiful art. If you are willing to try this there are a lot of kid version scripts. Make sure you have kid versions, as Shakespearian plays can be depressing and inappropriate. Google it. :)
Do Stage Combat.
Stage Combat is VERY dangerous and should only be performed by people who have training. It can be preformed by amateurs, but you must take extreme caution. Check out expert village, they have some great video classes. Try searching unarmed stage combat. Also, when doing stage combat remember the view of the audience, because certain stunts may look real to one side of the audience while the other side can see it is fake.
Perform Musical Theatre.
If you want try musical theatre, preform a short play and end it with a song.
I hope you try out for the actor skill. If your acting is funny and cool you might get featured... :) Express yourself and have fun!