The Craft of Acting


The Craft of Acting

The Craft of Acting

The Craft of Acting is the being side of acting. Learn acting techniques that release your emotions into your acting. Releasing emotions into your acting work requires Emotional Activations! Activating your own Emotions is the Craft of Acting!

The Being side of Acting work, is the craft that affects the Doing, the Interaction!

Some Key Quotes of this Acting Article:
Learning Acting craft requires learning Emotional Activations!
“Mastering Acting requires your abilities to release your Emotional Acting Baggage after acting”

Copyright 2022 Simon Blake

The Craft of Acting is the being side of acting.

The Being Side of Acting

The easiest way to learn acting is by learning that acting is two things: being and doing.

Being is the Introspection and Emotions side of Acting

Doing is the acting interaction or interaction of the scene

If you Do the Doing side of acting without interaction you will be performing out and likely be faking it. If you are Doing the Doing side of acting with interaction both you and your acting scene partner are connected in a shared reality.

Being is the side of the work that gifts Emotion into your acting conditions. If you don’t do the Being side of the acting work, you will not normally add emotional color or emotional ranges to your doing of acting interaction.

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What is Acting Craft

The Craft of acting rests and relies on mastering the Being side of your own acting.

How you learn the craft to access your own emotions matters to what happens during the interaction of the scene or acting exercise.

Acting Craft is the lonely part acting. Gather yourself your emotional friends by befriending your own emotions into Emotional Activation!

The interesting thing in acting is that when you learn to access your own emotions, often you lessen your loneliness because you are in fact interacting with different emotional ranges within yourself. The interesting journey of learning acting techniques will cause you to lose track of time.

Is Acting Craft, Witch Craft?

Many Actors when initially learning acting and Emotional Preparation try to manifest a future event happening.

Applying the craft of acting requires the ability to work within yourself to affect your own emotion, not manifest someone else’s reactions or outcome.


Learning Acting craft requires learning Emotional Activations!

What Acting Techniques Do!

What Acting Techniques do is help the actor find and access their talent.

Talent is finding your own emotions and a varying of emotional ranges.

The many Lists of Emotions on this website are excellent tools to use to work with the Activations Journal.

How to Activate your own Emotions

Activating your emotions require you to self-discover where your emotions are. Learn what gets you upset or in strong opinions.

Take the Emotions list and identify 5-20 Emotions that Resonate with you.

Then with Each Emotion:
Identify 2-4 Real-Life Experiences that you remember involving that Emotion.
Identify 2-4 Real-Life recollections of others experiencing that Emotion
Then Identify 1-3 Imaginary Conditions, that if you were in, you would experience that emotion.

When you Activate your own emotion, you may have to re-break your own heart and put yourself back into the experience of that Emotional Range.

Releasing your Emotions AFTER your Acting Experiences

It is a disservice for Acting Teachers to teach intense experiences without encouraging Actors releasing their Acting Baggage after their acting.

Learning to release the emotions involve BOTH:
Releasing your initial Emotional Activations, and
Releasing the Emotions Activated within your Acting work.

Mastering Acting requires your abilities to release your Emotional Acting Baggage.

When you completely release your activated emotions after your acting experience your emotional muscles get to rest and become stronger. The next times you use your emotions they will be there for you stronger and sharper!

Copyright 2022 Simon Blake


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