It has always been accepted that there are certain things about film acting you only learn with experience. While that may be partly true, there are many practical tools you can learn to better your craft.
After four years of studying acting for stage performance and having an agent, I felt the need to learn more about film techniques. I wanted to get over the feeling of being lost in a casting room.
While stage acting helps you create an inner landscape (which is crucial for film), film acting is on a different spectrum. It is, in a sense, a much finer craft to master.
I remember speaking to my lecturer at the end of my final year of studies, saying how I wished someone would spend a day with me teaching me film techniques that will have an immediate practical impact on my skill.
NovieGuide did just that. Edwin's teaching style is hands-on and practical. After doing only a few exercises, I already uncovered tools to help with text analysis, blocking and many film-acting tips that will stay with me forever.
I now know what film acting should feel like, and how far I should go into the script to bring about a believable, moving performance. I can't wait to apply the new tools in an upcoming audition.
Now I can enter the casting- and audition space with greater ease, knowing I am not lost anymore. The only thing a camera picks up is the truth, Edwin and NovieGuide have taught me how to harness the truth for film acting performance.