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By Cathy Haase

ISBN-10: 1581152523

ISBN-13: 9781581152524

"Acting for movie is a ebook approximately appearing in films and the thoughts that may be used to behave in entrance of the camera..."

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Concentration TA S T E : T H E S E N S E O F TA S T I N G 27 Don’t worry if nothing happens. If you don’t taste the lemon, or for that matter don’t respond to any of the senses in your imagination at this point, remember these are concentration exercises. We are not working for results; we’re just doing inventory. We are moving through our repertoire of stimuli to discover what creates a strong reaction and formulating the necessary structure from which to work our concentration. Try combining the senses of smell and taste.

If you are up against an extreme desire to do well as an actor, and almost certainly you are (it tends to come with the territory), then you will experience the pressure to succeed. The desire to measure up to your own expectations will be very strong. In the world of film, with its idols and enormous faces confronting us in the dark, the expectations that you have to measure up to these images can be very daunting. They take on the role of a god or idol, and you will always fall short of your own expectations.

If the work appeals to you, you can always start to look for a teacher to take you further down the path. First, let’s take a brief look at each sense and how we experience it in our memory. In later chapters, I’ll go into each of the senses and how the sensorial memory can be used in film acting. SIGHT: THE SENSE OF SEEING We see through our eyes and also very strongly in our mind’s eye. If you close your eyes, the act of seeing often continues, with memories, colors, and dreams. Sitting in a chair as in the Mental Relaxation exercise, with your eyes closed, think of different things you know well, which come up spontaneously, and allow the eyes to wander through different places.

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