The close up shot is your chance to create intimacy with your audience. Often, the close up is the most emotionally complex aspect of a scene. This makes it powerful, but also increasingly difficult to execute effectively.
Whether you’re an experienced film actor or coming straight from theatre, your instinct to play into the emotion of your close up could have your face moving all over the place – distracting from your performance.
What makes a great close up? Check out today’s video where Wendy Davis will show you what NOT to do in close up. Stay tuned for the rest of the video to find out the 4 critical components of a powerful close up.
What NOT To Do In A Close Up
Remember these 4 principles and get ready for your close up:
Maximum Exposure Of The Eyes
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Coming Soon: Los Angeles Class
How To Be Captivating In A Close Up
Our brand new 10-week intensive with Wendy Davis and Julienne Irons will teach you “How To Be Captivating In A Close Up.”
The camera picks up everything – every nuance, every twitch, every raised eyebrow. The fact is, it’s not enough to be a good actor. To be successful in film and tv, you must also be a skilled technician. During this class series, you’ll learn how to turn the camera into your best ally.
You will learn the 4 principles to creating a powerful close up performance:
Maximum Exposure Of The Eyes
Not only will you learn the theory behind these 4 principles, you will practice them each week. Seeing yourself on camera is the fastest way to learn what works, and how to modify what needs work.
Class begins November 7. Enrollment details coming soon!
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Are you ready to play The Audition Game…And Win?
If you’re getting in the audition room, but not booking as often as you’d like, The Audition Game just may be the missing piece you’ve been looking for.
In this 4-part video series, I’ll let you in on the exact audition technique I use to book all my film + tv jobs (including my 7 Season Series Regular Role on Army Wives, and my latest role starring in OWN’s “Love Is…”).
Ready to play?
Check out today’s video to find out the BIGGEST MISTAKE actors make in their auditions, and what to do instead.
Play The Audition Game…And Win!
Use this simple, yet powerful mindset shift in your next audition!
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When preparing your audition have you ever wondered, “Should I sit or stand?”
We run our acting workshops like a casting session, with actors coming in one at a time. This question comes up a lot.
It’s the inspiration for today’s video.
Should I sit or stand is a good question. But it doesn’t go far enough.
The audition chair is your friend. In fact, if you know how to work that chair to your advantage, it can become a thing of magic.
See what we mean in today’s video.
The Magic Chair
An audition is an unnatural circumstance. You don’t have the benefit of a real location, wardrobe, or other actors. Your job is to use all resources available to you to create the illusion of a fully lived out reality.
The chair is your friend in this endeavor. It can be a desk, a bar stool, a car, your couch…
Using the chair to create an imaginary location will add another layer of depth and reality to your audition.
It really is a tool of magic!
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