What is Emotional Continuity


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What is Emotional Continuity.

What is Emotional Continuity is an important step to learn in acting. Using Emotional Preparation is vital to match emotions from one scene to the next. Incorporating the ability to get one scene to emotionally match the other is the skillset of an experienced Actor.

Some Key Quotes to this Article:
“Emotional Continuity takes time to achieve.”
“Emotional Continuity is the ability to be cohesive in the acting scenes”

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After reading this book and following its understandings you will be able to both achieve Emotional Preparations and Emotional Continuities with the practice of doing. You can practice anywhere and achieve results in ways that can assist your artistic life.

After the Actor starts to acquire the skills to purposefully influence the emotion, they will start to need consistency in their Emotional Preparations.

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Gaining the skills of the scene emotionally, requires emotional continuity which starts to become proof that they have experience as an Actor. Idealistically the Actor should be able to have two takes of the same scene placed side by side and the editors able to process the two takes simultaneously.

As real time editing, and reality shows increase productions the ability to have Emotional Continuity will become as it already is a most sought-after quality in Acting.

It saves hours of time sometimes on each scene as the matching of emotional continuity because the Actors ability is able to put scenes together even when they were filmed minutes, days or weeks apart.

Emotional Continuity is the ability to be cohesive in the acting scenes where different takes can be used as one take.

Emotional Continuity Takes Time

Unlike the Emotional Preparation Techniques that can be used right away with varying successes Emotional Continuity takes time to achieve. This will be a learning curve to achieve consistency. So, the Emotional Preparation instructions can usually be followed right away to produce sporadic results as it will take time to achieve Emotional Continuity for film.

This is why there is an age-old argument that Actors that work in the Theatre can often achieve continuity working in film holds some merit. However, if you work with the subtleness of film and stick with the trial and error it takes to achieve the myopic levels of effort will start to achieve very acute film results.

This is the reason for film Directors back in the day doing on camera rehearsal versus theatre versions of productions first like some other schools of thought did.

Learning Emotions in Acting

Learning Emotions is a journey of the serious Actor. Many can often set themselves up to spark emotions, but seldom can consistently achieve desired results of emotional ranges.

Emotional Ranges is part of continuity in acting and ables the actors to be within the range of desired emotion.

What Emotional Continuity is Not

Emotional Continuity is not the ability to perform emotion or ride an emotional note.
It is not an effort to achieve a thought emotion.
Is not the interruption of scenes to attempt to interject emotion.

Emotional Continuity is the effortlessness of scenes going in natural directions without any interference once started.

This is part of the upcoming book to be released and is already two volumes. Both “Emotional Preparation and Emotional Continuity for Actors” and “Acting with Spontaneity”

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