March 12, 2012

What Makes an Academy Award Winning Face?

An Academy Award Winning Face always conveys the character's inner thoughts and feelings in a way that is recognizable to the audience. As an actor, there must not be any distortions between what you are feeling and what you are revealing. The first step is to be in EMOTIONAL ALIGNMENT!

Actors are in the emotional communication business. To communicate effectively, you must know how you personally reveal emotion. If there is a difference between what you feel and what your face is revealing, the communicates become unclear and booking is very difficult. The farther you are out of alignment, it becomes almost impossible. There are many reasons why many of us are not in alignment with what we feel and what we reveal. The 3 biggest reasons for this lack of alignment most people can identify with are one or a combination of the following:
  1. How you are wired
  2. The culture in which you were raised
  3. Your family's own personal idiosyncrasies
Most actors don't realize that the biggest problem they have with non-verbal emotional communication is they are out of alignment. The worst part of this problem is that it doesn't go away. The reason for this is, you can’t change what you are not aware of. How you express right now feels appropriate to you. To communicate non-verbally you must be in alignment with what you feel and what you reveal.

To better understand and bring to light any distortions you may have, join me for my one-day Emotional Evaluation Intensive. To learn more, please click HERE to visit my website.