At a glance
- Learn how to tell an engaging story
- Look into basic principles of pacing and characters
- Taught by professional filmmakers
How do actors learn to access and use the range of emotions necessary to portray the characters they represent? If accessing emotional states is integral to actor training, should the actor actually feel the emotions of their characters, or does this experience potentially reinforce or even perpetuate traumatic experiences?
What you will learn
In a friendly and supportive environment, you will learn how an Actor improve his Emotional Intelligence:
- Focus on the emotions and motivations of their characters
- Create and process instinct by engaging wholly the senses to create the world of the character
- Separate personal emotional reactions (audience point of view) from the character’s reactions
- The ability to recognize an emotion and to feel another person’s emotional experience, and to apply directly to empathy
Who should attend?
- Everyone regardless of prior experience or training
- People who are new to Emotional Intelligence
- Actors who are looking for a creative way to understand the character they are playing
What will it cover?
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Have you ever noticed your feelings? How often have you stepped into others’ shoes and experienced their emotions? How well do you understand what you feel and why you feel so? Emotional Intelligence is our mind’s ability to perceive, manage, and express emotions effectively in real life.
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to regulate feelings and use them to guide our actions. Emotional intelligence varies from one person to another. While some people are gifted by birth in the way they understand and deal with people, others may need help to build their emotional skills.
A well-balanced, empathetic, and friendly person is more emotionally aware than an unempathetic and demotivated individual is. An emotionally intelligent person has:
- The ability to recognize own emotions
- The ability to control one’s thoughts and feelings
- The power to forgive, forget, and move on rationally
- The ability to receive criticisms positively and benefit from it
- The ability to actively listen to others and relate to their emotions
- The ability to actively participate in interpersonal communication and understand the nonverbal cues of behavior
- The ability to effectively manage emotions and express them in a socially acceptable way
Acting methods and Emotions intelligence
Acting is a physically embodied experience including messy emotions, moods, and states of mind. The body and mind cannot be cleaved; sensory information cannot be separate from intelligence, when creating a character, an actor can be alarmed and upset. This experience should be deeply personal and experienced physically, causing fatigue. Psychologist noted memories are more available to a person when that person is in the same mood state. This implies that memory can be addressed and reframed if mood states can be induced through both imagination and actor training.
Actors are required to separate their personal emotional reactions (audience point of view) from the character’s reactions, and the character reactions are those created by the actor; it is the actor’s job to justify those reactions. When an actor does not go through the necessary step of justifying their character’s reaction, the result is often inauthentic and unbelievable. However, when justification of emotional reactions occurs, the actors then examine motivations and translate these motivations into playable actions for the stage. The process of justification parallels the process of applying EI to interpersonal relationships, as the actor is called upon to think about the belief systems and motives of the character they create. These internal conditions are given life by choices made in how sounds or words are expressed, and in behavior with facial expressions.
How will it be taught?
A mix of lecture-style, demonstration, brainstorming, and thinking out of the box, with practical instruction with tutor guidance.
What will you achieve?
On completion of the Emotions intelligence course, the student will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to:
- Separate Actor personal emotional reactions.
- Focus on the emotions and motivations of the Actor character.
- Understand the three types of intelligence: practical, creative, and analytical.
- Introduction to the four basic components of emotional intelligence:
- Self- management
- Social awareness
- Relationship management
- Management of the emotions of the actor’s own self in motivating him for the task at hand.
- Understand your own and others’ emotions and how they drive behavior, and then using that knowledge to motivate others.
Did you know?
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