MICHAEL LUGERING: This section is called voice and body exercises. In it, a typical technique class is presented. During these classes, the actor moves through a series of exercises that progress sequentially from lying to sitting to standing and finally to upright locomotive movement.
Clarke Gable had a naturally high-pitched voice this was lowered with better posture, body control, and breathing. He developed his famous baritone that uttered one of Hollywood’s most iconic lines of dialogue, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Gable is an example of how an actor’s voice can be improved through proper training and understanding.
Actors have to be able to articulate their voices and speech along with their facial expressions as well as their entire body movement. Perhaps that is why acting classes integrates voice exercises for actors into the training.
Acting is physical, vocal, mental and emotional work that requires preparation in order to operate at peak performance. An actor’s body and mind need to be warmed up in order to deliver their best to the audience.
This is a short physical warm-up that is suitable for actors to do before auditions, rehearsals or performances. It will work your body in different ways, getting your heart rate up, stretching, and connecting the breath.
As you dive into these Skillshare classes, you can learn about a wide variety of acting techniques, tools, and topics, from memorizing and learning lines, to getting into character and creating an audition tape.
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Wake up your body with this unique program of solo, pair-work and ensemble exercises, inspired by the writings of the great directors from Stanislavsky onwards. Delve into the physical side of characterization with Laban, and learn practical ways of organizing rehearsals and movement improvisations.