Benson Simmonds Acting Lesson 1 - for auditions and on set - get the x-factor





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Published on Feb 7, 2008

Actor/teacher Benson Simmonds, creator of MASTER YOUR AUDITION speaks on the actor's process that he teaches.


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Dude is so good that i could feel the emotion from a different tab... 
You look like Kevin Spacey.
Lilly Gibson
I agree with you to some degree but I think that when you are acting you shouldn't think entirely of past emotions because when you are in a scene you need to be that character and nobody else. I think the key is to figure out who the character is and become that person while you are acting. That is just my opinion though.
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Deanna Rashell
I love Ivanna, the only part about her teachings, I prefer not to use is Substitutions, that is the main reason I don't study her, I don't feel it's healthy to drudge up crap from your past, pain, loss, etc, I'd rather create it in the present and throw it away, many actors drudge up the pain and get stuck in it for days, though it is effective for sure, I'd just rather approach that differently :)
Deanna Rashell
Love it, very helpful!
Eugenia Lesiuk
Great intro !!
I really don't get why actors have to go through this agony of doing a fucking shakespeare piece. when was the last time a blockbuster was a shakespeare movie? jeez.....talk about traditionalists and their impractical ways! I'm not referring to the guy in this video......i mean in the industry in general. there are SO MANY MORE AND BETTER ways to see if an actor has range. if you are doing shakespeare.....you might aswell speak chinese....
I absolutely LOVED this, thank you so much for the vid.Great demonstration at the end; and everything you say is so useful. Great vid!
Tracey Chapman
Amazinggggggg :-)
Very accurate, thank you
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