Acting without the Drama
By Acting without the Drama
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Acting without the Drama delves into the practical ways that actors can approach the craft of acting in order to create magic in their performances.
||CleanEpisode 26: Consonants, Part 1||In this episode, we go through some of the consonants using IPA.||11/15/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Advanced Vocal Exercises||How's that voice coming along? Feel like some advanced vocal exercises? Ready or not, here they come!||10/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Diphthongs||This week we move on to combining vowel sounds. Woohoo!||10/12/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Fun with Dialects||We've been working hard, so now it's time to have some fun!||10/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Back Vowels||So, the last two weeks, we talked about front vowels. Today, we tackle the back vowels!||9/20/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Clarification of Front Vowels||Got some feedback that I went too quickly & could've explained better during the last podcast. I hope this clears things up! :)||9/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Standard American Speech--Front Vowels||This week we're learning Standard American Speech, using the specificity of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Find the chart here: http://web.uvic.ca/ling/resources/ipa/charts/IPAlab/IPAlab.htm||9/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Intermediate Vocal Exercises||This week, we up the ante a little bit as far as your vocal development is concerned. Have fun!||8/15/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Beginning Vocal Exercises||This week is all about jump-starting your natural voice. Step in and have fun!||8/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Tension Release Exercise||For this episode, I teach you how to release habitual tension from your bodies. The release of tension will allow your natural voice to surface. In addition, your presence will increase.||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Intro to Voice||We're taking some time this week to talk about one of an actor's most important tools: the voice!||7/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Marketing--The Reel||The major focus of this episode is putting together a demo reel, with some ideas for marketing ourselves "on the cheap".||7/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Marketing--The Headshot & Resume||Getting a great headshot and constructing a solid resume are the topics for this week's podcast. Next week? The reel!||7/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoEpisode 13: My Demo Reel||This week's episode isn't really an episode. It's my reel. I wanted everyone to have a chance to see it, so that we could talk about marketing more in depth next week.||7/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 Movement Part 2||Animal imagery and physical tasks are the focus of this second part episode dealing with movement. Don't just listen. Do it! :)||6/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Movement Part 1||Working with Laban's Eight Efforts and getting our performances into our bodies is the point of this week's podcast episode. Have fun!||6/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Script Analysis||Learning how to view our performance over the length of a full script is the thrust of this week's podcast.||6/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Performing Heightened Text||Last week we talked about perspective & historical context. This week, we talk PERFORMANCE!||6/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Heightened Text||Identifying and deciphering "elevated" or "non-realistic" dialogue is the thrust of this week's podcast. Shakespeare, anyone?||5/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Putting It All Together||Integrating everything is the focus of this week's podcast. It's not enough to know all the pieces. We need to put that jigsaw together!||5/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Monologues||Putting what we've learned and putting it into practice is what this episode's all about. And there's HOMEWORK!||5/12/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Director's Perspective||This week I interview Carolyn McCray, Director/Writer/Producer, to get her valuable insights on what she looks for in an actor.||5/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4, Commitment||Committing to our acting choices, committing to our craft, committing to our standards. This podcast episode is all about our commitment issues! :)||4/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3, Communication Part 2, Internal Obstacles & Actions||More acting craft this week: internal obstacles keep us human & actions drive the car.||4/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2, Communication Part 1: Conflict & Objectives||Two of the most important elements of building a performace? Finding and clarifying conflict and identifying our character's objective. Enjoy!||4/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1, Connection||Connection is what good acting is based on. In this podcast, we talk about the "magic" that connection creates.||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to Acting without the Drama||Welcome to my podcast! This week, I tell you all about who I am, where I come from and what some of my thoughts on acting are. Hope you enjoy!||4/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent Resource for Actors!
I recently came across Ben Hopkin through twitter; @Actingnodrama. I completely enjoy his daily tweets and incites into acting. Ben is a casting director who also acts. He gets both sides and relates really well to actors. Now that I have found this podcast, I have added this to my must listen shows. I include EAP- Everything Acting Podcast, Inside Acting Podcast, and now this, Acting Without the Drama. I look forward to many more podcasts from Ben. This really is a valuable resource for all of us looking to really connect with ourselves and our work so that we can bring brilliance to our art. There can be a lot of fear associated with acting, more so auditioning. Adding this podcast to your arsenal will give you more confidence within yourself to create great work. Thank you Ben... I'm inspired to create..
Good info for actors from someone with experience!
I found Ben Hopkins through Twitter (@Actingnodrama) and his Tweets, podcast, and blog contain valuable information for actors of all levels. If you are acting or want to be, this is a must-subscribe!
simple, elegant POD. Nice that it comes from someone who knows what they're talking about without pretensions. Inspirational and motivational without pushing. Keep up the good work!
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