By Cathy Haase
"Acting for movie is a publication approximately performing in movies and the concepts that may be used to behave in entrance of the camera..."
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These sounds, and many others, took on extraordinary meaning on a day that will alter our lives for many years to come. A strange kind of clarity came over me that day. There was a stripping away of what was unimportant; I made choices in the moment as well as for the future. I separated what had meaning from what was essentially meaningless; the world was filled with a sense of immediacy. Every moment became precious, and within the catastrophe around me, I realized how precious life is. Life is a series of moments, perceptions, and choices, but above all, it is painfully short.
These are just examples. One should develop a habit of questioning and seeking answers in all acting work. The Journal is like a map that you are charting. You are wandering through new territory, and you will need more than bread crumbs to find your way back again. It charts your path. It reminds you of where you have been and helps you find out where you want to go. Actors and singers with trained voices encounter different problems when trying to adjust to film acting. Their instruments have been disciplined for projection, power, and stamina.
When you write in your Journal right after an exercise, you have a way of remembering everything for later. Often when you are working, the impressions have been so plentiful that it is difficult to remember them all. It is also true that something that made no sense to you at the moment becomes clearer with time, or vice versa. The Journal takes the burden off of the memory, which allows the actor to relax more thoroughly. It serves as an inner private voice. What you write after an exercise will often reveal surprising results.