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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Got To Improve His Poor Acting Skills

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The role of extras in films and teleserye is crucial as they add realism to the scenes. Although part of a team that is hired for production purposes, most extras believe appearing in front of the camera could be a way for them to be discovered. After all, several celebrities started as extras in the hope that they will be noticed. Hence, extras are not just mere numbers on the set, but they are also people waiting for the chance to prove they can be stars.

Some time ago, a production of one of the networks was taping a crucial scene that was highly emotional and demanded much acting from Young Actor (YA). All actors know that coming to a taping requires ample preparation, which begins with knowing the lines and understanding the context of the scenes.

YA came to the set ready with his lines, and prepared for the instructions coming from the director. Although he has made his mark in such a short period, the pressure to prove he is not just a pretty face was getting into him. After all, he hardly has long lines in his scenes, which already indicates that writers and directors are considering his limitation.

However, that day was different. His Director (HD) was adamant that he show competency in the scene, where he was expected to release immense reaction. YA was instructed to breakdown, as he was grieving for the demise of an older character who took him under her wing. During the first take, HD stopped the scene, as the performance of YA was subpar. HD explained to YA that to make the scene more appealing, he has to shed tears. Taping continued, and YA attempted to follow HD.

YA tried to cry, but no tear could come out of his eyes. HD had to think of something or else the production will fall behind schedule. HD then called for The Extra (TE) and told him what he wanted to happen. Thus, the moment for TE came and he delivered. So impressed were the people on the set, that they praised TE. They felt the emotion, as though the scene happened in real life. When HD saw that YA was watching intently, he came over and whispered to YA. HD said that TE was indeed great, and that YA was expected to be like TE. Ouch!

Nonetheless, between TE and YA, the former has to return to the backdrop, as this moment was going to be YA’s even though it would be hard for him, HD, and the rest of the production. The team could not really do anything, as YA seems to be the flavor of the month of his station.

‘There's a small percentage of people who can act. There's a small percentage who get to do this for a living. There's a swath of the population that are able to keep a story in their head and fight all the battles against self-consciousness and the surreal unnaturalness of acting in a movie. The technical aspects you can learn fairly quickly.’ – Tom Hanks

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26 comments:

  1. YA-R
    TE-J

    Not sure lol pakopya!

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  2. M the petite size heartthrob?

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  3. Si m ba yan yung pabebe at ka love team ni ano? Sa quoted by kasi ni tom hanks small yung redundant adjective.. char hehehe..

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  4. Si M to. Siyang sya talaga to. Napanood ko sya, hindi ko tinapos yung palabas. very interesting pa naman ng story pero hindi ko talaga kinaya yung acting ni boy...natrauma ako.

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    1. Clues naman jan haha kaf or kah?

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    2. Napanood ko din! Parang ang hirap pumatak ng luha nya. At yung sa scene nga ng character na dapat nya iyakan parang galit lang sya.Hype lang talaga to, wala pang ibubuga.

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  5. This is M i think. But he has potential, mababago pa. May expressive eyes din sya, kaya lang conscious pa sya masyado umarte. Wala pa sa puso ganun. Ang mahirap talaga makitaan ng arte yung di expressive ang eyes. Dapat kasi pati mata may emosyon. Meron naman ang batang to pero wala pa sa puso nya, lumalaro pa. Ay jusme di na nga pala bata to nasa early 20s na.

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    1. Di ko nakita yung expressive eyes ni M na sinasabi mo. Blanko ang binibigay nyang emosyon.

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  6. M? I checked him out, dami na niya naging acting gigs pala, more than his contemporaries, pero sablay pa rin umarte

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  7. Sino si M? KaH or KaF?

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  8. Sino 'to? More clues please

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  9. si M to na kalabteam ng pabebeng girl. nakakahinayang ang ganda pa naman ng story very touching pero si M di ko mafeel ang acting. hirap na hirap umiyak.

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    1. si M ba yan na kalabtim ni E?

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    2. Nakulangan din ako sa acting ni M..kahit kailangan ng bumaha ng luha dun sa mga scenes konti lang pumatak..kailangan pa ng maraming hugot para makapag.emotr ng todo..acting workshop pa ng maigi..

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  10. M ng Kaf ba to?!? 😏😏😏

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  11. M from iyakan serye?
    Hindi po ba matanda na sya?
    Baka mali po ako

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  12. M from KaF. Ok naman sya, kaya pa baguhin. Si R nga kahit papano nagiimprove kahit mabagal. Panira lang talaga mata ni R parang laging may gagawin sa babae haha.

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  13. M... yung ang chaka ng speaking voice kaya lalong ang panget panoorin ng acting

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  14. Nope si R parang nagiging ok na konti konti umarte. Pero tong isa tinutukoy dito nevermind.

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  15. YA - M of E
    TE - P (laging supporting role lang Pero ok umarte)

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