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By Eric Barr
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||Cleanimprov classes||Students in my acting classes know that when they do scene work the expectation is that they will rehearse and plan their work carefully to demonstrate that they can make and repeat good choices and give the impression that it is all happening for t[...||3/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTRUST YOURSELF||http://www.actingis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Trust_Yourself.mp3I am delighted that you have chosen to listen tomy NOTES ON ACTING podcasts ng but I hope you understand that my goal in providing these thoughtss isto help you learn your craft so[...||1/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop Thinking and Nail That Audition: Wisdom from “The Dude”||If you have listened to my podcasts you know that I think you should be able to read a script carefully and pull out story and character clues to guide your work. You don’t have to be a scholar but you must be analytical and disciplined so you can [.||12/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStay Strong||If you listen to my Notes on Acting regularly you know that I haven’t added a new podcast in several months. What you don’t know is that in April I developed an infection in my heart that caused several strokes. I was in a fight for my life and th||10/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActing Classes with Guest Victor Chi||Victor Chi, this week’s Notes on Acting guest, is an actor based in Los Angeles, California. In this podcast, Victor shares his thoughts on taking acting classes once you arrive in Los Angeles or New York. He looks at the different types of classes[||4/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharacter is Behavior||You can create a character by building it from the ‘outside in’ by finding your walk, posture, and rhythms. Or you can build it from the ‘inside out’ by determining how the character thinks and responds to people, places, and things. Or you ca||4/21/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore on Actor’s Research||To get inside a script, you need to read, brainstorm, research, and visualize. But sometimes you need more. Since professions define who we are, you need to understand your character’s profession and learn as much about it as you can. The be[...]||4/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActing in the Age of Google||Before the internet existed, actors actually had to go to the library to do research. They had to stand in line for the reference librarian and wait to make copies of articles and essays. As valuable as it was, just getting access to information pu[..||4/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Unbroken Line||Music is composed of notes and rests and has a clear beginning, middle, and end. During the rests there is no sound but the piece doesn’t stop. The music unspools a beat at a time and the silences compliment the sounds and make them all the more ef[||3/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Can’t Become Someone Else||Watching Daniel Day-Lewis play Abraham Lincoln, audiences felt like they were seeing the real man. They felt that the actor had somehow turned the monument into flesh and blood. But the truth is that we don’t really know what Lincoln was like. The||3/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
I found eric recently. I have started listening to his stuff every week. enjoy his commentary and have emailed him and he emailed right back. very kind man.
Eric Barr is a brilliant man! I am a former student of his, and I'm grateful to continue learning from him through these podcasts. I have been through many acting trainers in my life and Eric Barr is "Barr-none" the most insightful and introspective. This podcast WILL make you a better actor!
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I've been listening to Eric Barr for a couple years now. Can finally listen to him over my phone. After taking his classes, I regularly found myself listening to his podcast. He gives great sage advice and tips for acting. A must for all actors.
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