Apr
23

Focus on Acting 2 – Line Memorization (Acting Tips)

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The second in a series of short Acting tutorials by Robert Carne writer of the Home Acting Course. Acting tips. Acting classes. Acting Lessons. Acting Advice.

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25 Responses to “Focus on Acting 2 – Line Memorization (Acting Tips)”

  1. boarding5401 says:

    I find that tying certain lines with postures, gestures, and facial expressions supports the memory process

  2. sunnysavy says:

    Watch the whole video. Then pause it and play with the seek bar. While paused, click the bar at short random intervals. This man’s got a whole treasure of different expressions.

  3. homeactingcourse says:

    Practicing and working your craft is so incredibly important. I wish you all the best for the future! That for writing!! 🙂

  4. capelkid704 says:

    I found this video not only 100% helpful, but also importantly. Even though I haven’t perform on stage, but as an actor, I want to make sure I memorizing my lines as much as I could and I don’t care if I memorzied it 10 times a day. But if I had trouble, I could get someone to help me memorized it so I can get it right when I preforming. I’m planning to go back to school very soon so I can take up Drama Major. But in a mean time, I’m gonna continued practicing my acting ’til I reach my goal.

  5. homeactingcourse says:

    Too kind! Thanks!! 🙂

  6. homeactingcourse says:

    Glad to help. Thanks!

  7. homeactingcourse says:

    Thanks, Much appreciated! :)

  8. katieecat says:

    best advice on youtube for actors

  9. trippycat123 says:

    brilliant, extremely good job with this. found it very helpful (:

  10. JagdActor1 says:

    This is actually very true and quite genius. Thanks for the tip!

  11. homeactingcourse says:

    Hi, thanks for the question! Any skill can be beneficial to an actor, singing, dancing, acrobatics, fighting, skiing, horse riding… You don’t have to have any specific extra skill to be an actor, just great at acting! So… learn new skills, learn dancing and singing (certainly helpful) but don’t let your average ability in them stand in the way of you succeeding as an actor. You want to be an actress??? Do it!! 🙂

  12. homeactingcourse says:

    Hi, very hard to answer this one in such a limited space. Check out my blog and we might be able to do something there. focusonacting

  13. someofmydreams says:

    Hello, Robert. I have a question and I hope you’ll answer to it. Do all professional actors should be able to sing and dance very well? Cause I’m not so good at these things, but I want to be an actress very much so what should I do?

  14. Bilkisgotit says:

    Hello I love your videos, very helpful and I want to know if you have tips on developing your character, such as movements, because I am great at memorizing lines but not any experience with staying in character because I still get criticized that I am still myself when rehearsing.

  15. TheDinseyChannelfan says:

    How did you teach yourself? Just curious because I would like to do the same thing… Same as you I have no acting classes in my area. 🙁

  16. Ayeex3Mariee says:

    is there any tips you have to incorporate practicing acting in like a regular day?

  17. homeactingcourse says:

    – Hi GDGloomie. It will be easier to remember them as long as you are eating candy when you perform. However… if you learn your lines connected only to one ‘Other’ then this environment will be encoded along with the words making it very difficult to stay truly connected in the moment. Find lots of different activities to connect to while learning your lines and this will leave you open & free to explore each moment when you perform.

  18. homeactingcourse says:

    – Hi guseast. Once you have your lines down then go over them in stressful situations. Have a friend annoy you while doing them, try a difficult physical task while doing your lines. Find ‘Others’ to connect to that put you into a stressful state. Go over your lines with these pressures put onto you. Once you can easily connect to a stressful other and remember your lines with no problems, then you’ll be fine. Remember to keep mixing your ‘Others’ up and staying connected.

  19. homeactingcourse says:

    – Hi guseast. Once you have your lines down then go over them in stressful situations. Have a friend annoy you while doing them, try a difficult physical task while doing your lines. Find ‘Others’ to connect to that put you into a stressful state. Go over your lines with these pressures put onto you. Once you can easily connect to a streesul other and remember your lines with no problems, then you’ll be fine. Remember to keep mixing your ‘Others’ up and staying connected.

  20. homeactingcourse says:

    – Hi Sclunger. When you first start learning them, look down at the page, take it a comfortable amount of text, look up, breath, connect to an ‘other’ and then whatever comes up for you, whatever spontaneous impulse you have, deliver the line through that and connected to your other. Then breath, allow yourself any reaction that may come, look down and take in the next comfortable amount of dialogue. Hope this helps! 🙂

  21. GDGloomie says:

    So, if I eat my favorite Candy and read my lines over and over again, you think I’ll be able to remember? I’m a young actress, I’m still at base but I’m starting to start my career slowly.

  22. campru1 says:

    great stuff Robert … I’m learning so much from you

  23. guseast says:

    Hi Robert – My greatest problem is – Ill get the audition script down the day before no problem! Then about an hour prior I run it through again and WHAM its all over the place thanks to nervs! And I start to ‘add’ words to the script then will remember those words argh! Any advice? – Edward

  24. homeactingcourse says:

    @folchartfan4 If your way works for you great!! I would simply change your “Other” around a little. So using your cat is great but I would also find lots of other ‘things’ to connect with. Try playing cards while doing your lines, being connected to the behaviour. Or board games, or juggling, or solitaire or…. any activity that you can connect with. You are formulating your own ‘method’ which is awesome!!!

  25. homeactingcourse says:

    Read books, do whatever classes you can. Grab a video camera and start making films with like-minded people. Enter film festivals. The main thing is to engage yourself in the creative process. Start your own study group. I know it must be hard, but like everyone, you must take charge of your career and learning. I wish you all the best! Any other questions, please ask.

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