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Acting Teacher Jeff Alan-Lee
of the Young Actors Studio in Hollywood
talks about the film acting class
Tony: In line with that…what is the difference between studying acting for film (film acting class), studying for television or studying for theatre? And what types of classes one would take?
Jeff Alan-Lee: It's kind of like playing the violin. You know you are going to play the violin really soft in a small room or you are going to play it louder, there’s adjustments but the technique…the core work is the same. It’s exactly the same. There are adjustments or technical things that you need to make. Sometimes you just imitate the style of the show. I’ve done that and gotten jobs. I was just imitating. The thing is, I think the great actors, all of them, were taught originally on stage, not big giant stages but in theatres, in small little black boxes such as we have here at the Actor’s Studio, because when you are really at the top of your game you are organic, you are really real. The audience will be there when it’s a live play and everything’s fake, the lights are fake, the props are cardboard, but if you are really good at what you do they’ll forget that they are even in the theatre. They'll forget that everything around them is fake and they'll actually start believing that the scene is unfolding for real. And if you as an actor can make that happen, you are at the height of your art, you can certainly do it in a movie or any other genre, because on stage the lights are up and its there, you don’t get a second take as you would in a film. That’s the challenge, and the great actors that I see they’ve all been trained in the theatre technique.
You can find more information about film acting and the film acting class here on ActingCareerStartUp.com.
On this page you can find a list of the many different types of acting classes including the film acting class.
Jeff Alan-Lee is the founder of and teaches at
The Young Actors Studio
Address: 5215 Lankersim Blvd Los Angeles, CA 310 281 7545
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