Jaws-1975

… turd!

Jaws, with Roy Scheider (1975) “The sad fact was the shark would only look good in 36 frames, not in 38 frames – and that two frame difference, was the difference between something really scary and something that looked like a great, white, floating turd!” Steven Spielberg (Director and Producer)…

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Concerning Auditions

by Ulises Escobar    Considerations Casting is much like applying for a position with a startup company. Like any organization, they are normally looking for a good fit. They know each other, and they don’t know you. Therefore, it’s essential that you prove yourself as a practical, responsible person, who has some understanding…

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Pina Bausch, 1940-2009 (Memories of…)

by Ulises Escobar  “I’m not so interested in how they move, as in what moves them.” Pina Bausch, German Choreographer, Wuppertal Theater, Germany (Wikipedia) Pina Bausch may be one of the biggest unsung heroes of modern theater. In 1972, she was given the role as Artistic Director at the Wuppertal Theater, in…

Constatine Stanislavski

Constantin Stanislavski (1868—1938)

by Ulises Escobar   “All action on the stage must have an inner justification, be logical, coherent, and real.” Constantin Stanislavski (1868—1938),  inventor of modern acting, Moscow Theater (Wikipedia) Constantin Stanislavski was a Russian actor, director, and theatre producer who helped found the Moscow Art Theatre in 1897. He introduced ‘real’…

Vocal Strength

Vocal Strength

by Ulises Escobar  A stronger voice and better articulation lends itself to more believability and versatility. It can also tap into a wider range of emotions to communicate. It seems obvious, but too often the voice is neglected as part of the process of developing technique. Willem Defoe, Morgan Freeman,…

Painting/character by Germain Brooks Ditel

Strreeeetching The Mind

image based on a painting by artist Germaine Brooks by Ulises Escobar “In improv, mistakes are gems!” Mark Rachel (Instructor)  Actor As Storyteller (Workshop) , actorsdialogue.com Perchance to… I once saw a modern, ballet choreographer once ask an enthusiastic group of dancers who were auditioning for his company, to recreate their audition…

Film acting with Michael-Caine

Michael Caine – Acting in Film Workshop (Part 1-6)

posted by Ulises Escobar Acting for the Screen (Michael Caine, Six BBC Videos) Amidst the endless noise of advertising and interpretations on Acting, it’s hard to find good, sound advice. Therefore, it was a delight to discover this enlightening 1987 BBC production where the prolific, Sir Michael Caine (Educating Rita, Batman) graciously provides…