what makes great film acting

– . – What Makes Great Film Acting?


What Makes Great Film Acting?

Creating the Illusion of First Time

As an acting coach, I am often asked what the biggest challenge is for film actors in creating great acting. The answer is—there are many—but let’s look at one of them.

A major challenge for the actor is trying to make their words and actions look as if they are happening for the first and last time. It’s called The Illusion of First Time.

It’s an illusion because the actor has rehearsed what they must say and do at length, but making a performance look spontaneous and unrehearsed is one of the keys to great acting.

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