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ACTORS WORKSHOP Why Theatrically Trained Actors Stumble When They Audition For Film Roles Twenty-two year old Darla Dimmore is taking an acting class at Elephant Butte Dam College, along with other courses. Her main goal in life is to be an outstanding professional film actor. Professor Nedmond Zamp, her instructor and theater director at the college, has his class working on a play entitled Circumbendibus. It is a story about fratricide because of love. Darla learns that even using high-tech concealed microphones, the cast must speak louder than normal for the benefit of the audience. The dialogue in the script is rarely altered.The actors are strictly limited to the perimeters of the stage area. Each cast member must follow rigid placement markings to prevent one actor from interfering or blocking another’s performance. Exaggerated movements are necessary to assist the audience in clearly understanding what is happening in each scene. In most cases, character adjustments or dialogue changes cannot be made.There are no camera angles, just the stage front, and certainly no close-ups. Stage mobility is limited and strictly controlled.The lighting is normally fixed.The props, scenery, and backdrops are usually exaggerated, not realistic, and have limited flexibility. In addition to all this, a theater director and his goals and motives are, for the most part, very different from those of a film director. Darla clearly realizes now that though theater acting may be a well-respected form of acting and a distant relative of film acting, it is definitely not film acting. Darla is perplexed and now must search elsewhere if she is to succeed in the world of film acting. (Page 20, of Everybody is An Actor) Today there are several methods being used to train individuals to become future or better actors. Unfortunately they were designed primarily for theater acting and are actually quite old.That is why many who want to become good or possibly great film actors fail at auditions or never become successful at this unique craft. Darla Dimmore is just one example of thousands who are searching for a better way to learn.That way is the Psychophantic System of film acting! This system is based on psychological principles.There is nothing else like it in the whole world! In my workshops and in my book, Everybody is an Actor, one who wants to truly be a skillful film artist, learns how to win an audition. •What is being revealed about the character? •How do you feel about him or her? •How will you deal with the part and seal the role and make it real! 10 I clearly instruct how to give the portrayal genuine appeal and zeal. It is also important to know after a performance how to heal yourself. It is imperative that a professional film actor know the jargon used in this industry and be able to radiate positive energy when working with all who are involved in a TV or motion picture production.This is what I offer to all my students and seasoned film actors who want to reach a higher level of success. In addition to all this, I present and explain many other extraordinary ways to be truly outstanding as a film actor. Methods and theater thespians cannot make this offer or guarantee. In future articles I will explain how to overcome stage fright and each one of my psychophantic sensors. ABOUT DR. RICHARD R. REICHEL Dr. Reichel has a long and varied experience in the film and TV industries, from actor and director to casting and cameraman. He holds multiple degrees, including one in film production and a doctorate in counseling psychology. Reichel, the author of “Everybody is an Actor”, was the first to produce a TV program about Asian cultures in America, and the first to present a TV show about all aspects of organic living. He is credited with persuading film star Jackie Chan to come to the U.S. to make movies. He created an innovative and comprehensive acting system that immerses participants in the culture of film production while helping them actually become the character with impressive time efficiency. His system is also excellent for those who would like to have superior confidence and be more dynamic and assertive at work, social situations, school, or even at home. Dr. is the lone crusader for the restoration of the United States film and television industry and a positive form of training film actors! He has been a guest on countless talk shows across the nation. Find him on Facebook,Youtube, and other internet links.You can contact him through E-Mail at:

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