Why doesn’t my Independent Activity work?
In acting there is an acting exercise called Independent Activities. Many students have asked themselves why Doesn’t My Independent Activity work? as they fail at connecting the necessary ingredients of the exercise. The ability to ensure that the acting exercise gets achieved can be increased by answering this question.
Reasons why doesn’t my independent activity work? Is a FANTASTIC question to explore.
Main quotes of this article:
“The exercise is not designed to think up ideas about how to pretend to be involved.“
“The more personal you can achieve your involvement and concentration the more you will experience“
“If you are not doing the doing of the activity you will likely not achieve the scene as well. “
You want to explore what works and what doesn’t in your acting independent activity.
About Independent Activity Work
Independent Activity Work is an independent doing that an actor concentrates on to achieve doing. Adding Independent Activities to your work gifts the actor into having something to do and be involved in. Involvement by doing is key in acting.
Using Independent Activity Work as a Prop
Many Actors get confused and try to use the Independent Activity work as a prop rather than a task to achieve an accomplishment.
Using Independent Activities as a prop toy is the largest way to fail at the point of it. The point of getting the task done is the doing aspect of acting that personal involvement is key in achieving.
Trying to do cute things with extra stuff that is sitting around you does not achieve involvement with it. Many actors fall into having to learn this lesson the hard way.
The exercise is not designed to think up ideas about how to pretend to be involved. The exercise is designed to force the actor into involvement of concentration. By concentrating on the task at hand self in better meant starts to occur.
The snowball of interaction starts to be achieved by meaning because the first steps of interaction start with concentrated involvement.
Not Personal to You
The lessons of learning acting closely relate to training your authenticity. The more you are able to be authentic the more actual results you will achieve in acting. If your acting decisions are not personal to you, you will lesson your chances at being able to have personal growth as well as growth in your acting.
When your Independent Activity work is not personal to you you are taking yourself away from accomplishing acting. Why doesn’t your Independent Activity work is because you are not involved personally.
The more you can involve yourself with real personal feelings the more you are opening up yourself to learning acting.
The more personal you can achieve your involvement and concentration the more you will experience in your Independent Activity and thus with your acting exercise.
You Don’t know How to do the Doing
When an Actor asks themselves why doesn’t my independent activity work they often assume they know how to achieve their task. Many times, in acting Actors don’t know how to fully do the activities in their scenes.
Knowing how to do your activities in your scenes is vital to staying aware, awake and putting life into your acting work. The more involved you can become the more interactive the work will become. The more interactive your acting work becomes the more of an experience your acting will be.
When you don’t know how to the doing your Independent Activity work will likely not be accomplished from beginning to end and your involvement with it will be different. A lesser experience means that you will not be exercising your acting muscles as much as you could be if you know how to do what you are attempting to achieve.
Your not Doing the Doing of the Independent Activity Work
When you are not doing the doing of the Independent Activity work you will achieve no stimulus from it. The involvement of doing is the stimulus in acting which helps build concentration and interest.
It is far more interesting to an audience to see an Actor involved in and doing the doing during acting then watching someone pretend to be involved. If you are interested in pretending to be involved, you can achieve more things potentially studying stylistic acting rather than realistic acting.
If you are not doing the doing of the activity you will likely not achieve the scene as well.
Simon Blake has studied between 30,000 – 40,000 acting exercises and studied over 8-10++ thousand acting students and professionals. Studying over 1000+ famous names in the industry learning techniques that are keys to unlocking their talents.
“Meisner In and Out Exercise, which was later known as Doors and Activities give a basic building block to modern day acting” Simon Blake’s training includes every aspect of Meisner Training.
After being assaulted by an industry student associated with the school Simon moved on to finish his acting books and start teaching acting online. Studying every area of Meisner Training with well over 30 Teachers including himself.
Simon Blake runs and operates the website EmotionalPreparation.com which teaches Actors how to add Emotion to their acting using improved acting techniques.
Copyright 2021, Simon Blake
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