July 29, 2011

From Stage to Screen...I read some really bad advice online...

I was looking for a quote from a famous actor on the nature of film acting vs. stage acting, but I gave into curiosity and Googled "quote about the difference between acting on stage and acting in film"...the first option was a Yahoo Answers page where people are just repeating myths like "On stage, act with your body; on film, act with your eyes" ...and my personal favorite: "The camera reads your mind."

REALLY? That last one was chosen as the best answer! I knew we had an uphill battle, but nobody said anything about moving your facial muscles. Nobody?

What advice do you have for someone transitioning from stage to screen?