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If you have been trying all the little tricks to learn how to cry
and haven't been able to, you might want to watch this video interview.
Lots of new actors, as well as actors who have been at it for a while would love to learn how to cry. Unfortunately though many believe that it is simply a matter of holding open their eyes until they start to water or simply thinking about something sad as a means to an end. Others still think they can get away with cheating by putting eye drops in their eyes before a scene and still somehow make it look real.
A good acting class with a good acting teacher will teach you that being able to cry and do it in the right moment with the right emotion takes more than a few tricks.
To make it look real and to be able to do it consistently when the script calls for it requires a good solid technique and lots of practice and acting training. A good acting class with a good acting teacher will teach you that being able to cry and do it in the right moment with the right emotion and make it look real requires a technique and lots of practice and training to be able to do it consistently when the script calls for it.
In this part of the exclusive interview with the young actress and acting student Jesse Moreno talks about a breakthrough she had in one of her acting classes. In the video she makes reference to her acting teacher “Jeff”, who is non other than Jeff Alan Lee, director of the Young Actor’s Studio in Los Angeles.
While you watch the interview, take particular notice to the language that Jesse uses, such as “relaxation” “…put that into your work”. Listen how she talks not about crying, but about “emotion” and how she is prompted by her teacher, Jeff to help her bring it out. Listen to what she did to bring out what she needed.
ActingCareerStartUp.com is a resource for people who want to start their acting careers. It is not an acting school and I am not an acting teacher. And I certainly don’t want to overstep that boundary. What I will tell you though is this. If you have been trying to learn how to cry, to grow your acting potential and so you can add that to your acting skills toolbox and haven’t been able to do it yet, then start to understand that if you are really serious about not only starting an acting career, but having a long and successful one, then you will need to take classes to work on your craft 360 degrees.
This website is all about helping actors to build a base for long-term acting career success and not about telling people what they want to hear. So if you want to really work on your craft and on yourself and not just learn how to cry, then taking acting classes is inevitable. It’s a must for anyone who is really serious about starting an acting career.
See the interview with Jesse’s acting teacher Jeff Alan Lee, founder and director of The Young Actor’s Studio in Los Angeles.
Everything you need to know about acting classes, how to choose the right one for you, criteria to look for in a teacher and more.
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I want to say you changed my life. I want to be an actress so bad, but i began losing motivation when I couldn't figure out what to do. And then I found you! Thanks to you, I'm taking my first acting classes next month! Yippee!
Sara, Pasadena, CA
Just wanted to thank you for bringing me in to [audition for the video], meet you and chat this Saturday. I was really excited to hear about your working on actingcareerstartup.com and even took a look at it today - it's awesome! You are very well-spoken, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and it shows through the work that you do! I hope our paths in the industry will cross again and really enjoyed meeting you. Thanks, again and best wishes with your very important work!
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