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The Actors Workshop with Wayne Ward

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Comment by Louie Boria on August 11, 2013 at 2:49pm

Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on December 23, 2012 at 11:31am

Happy Birthday Wayne Ward! Thanks for being there for HAN! Mo Blessings for you!

Comment by Louie Boria on October 24, 2012 at 10:48pm

Aloha Actors, This Actor Wade Williams will give you great advice and tips on Auditions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4-FFrAKi6I&feature=relmfu     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=082il6Mul8I&feature=relmfu      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_GWYWNREEk&feature=relmfu Please click on each link.

Comment by Louie Boria on October 17, 2012 at 3:50pm

Congrats to Joy Minaai, and Percival Scott on there roles on Hawaii Five 0. Wayne Ward Actor, and Coach. Great work Coaching your Students. What you Are doing is really paying off for all of your students.

Comment by Wayne Ward on September 26, 2012 at 4:46pm

To : Yosef Kasnetzkov

Hearty Congratulations to you, Yosef!...For landing your recurring role on Hawaii's Newest TV Series..."Last Resort"...You do us all proud!...And it was just a matter of time and opportuniuty!   Bravo!   Wayne

Comment by Louie Boria on August 10, 2012 at 10:09am

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Comment by Carol Culver on April 9, 2012 at 7:56pm

Hi Wayne! Looking forward to meeting you at Susie Mains workshop. For those of you interested in attending:

Hollywood Talent Expert, Susie Mains workshops - Oahu 5/4 & Kauai 5/6

Hollywood talent expert, Susie Mains, the go-to person on Hollywood stars and talented kids, and co-owner of Trilogy Talent, acclaimed & respected as one of the best talent management companies in the entertainment industry, will teach two 6-hour interactive acting workshops: Oahu Friday, May 4, 3:30pm to 9:30pm at Neal S. Blaisdell Center & on Kauai - Sunday, May 6, 12noon to 6pm at the Kauai Marriott. Learn what it takes to be a star, get noticed the “right way”, & personally improve your chances of getting cast. These workshops are great for actors of any age, especially for young actors ages 7 (who can read well) through young adult. Space is limited. Cost: $150 if paid by April 30 / $175 after. To register, email Carol Culver at workshop@dancekauai.com.

For more details go to: http://dancekauai.com/workshop/

To familiarize yourself with Susie and experience her in action, go to her website: http://www.susiemains.com and click on "Make My Kid a Star".

Comment by Louie Boria on February 8, 2012 at 8:45pm

Aloha Actors, When the audience of students at Pace University got the chance to ask questions, Clooney offered wise words on the art of acting.

On auditioning: “Actors tend to get in their own way, a lot. A lot of times you will do things that will screw up your audition process. I was very bad at auditioning, and I always went in to it saying ‘God I hope I don’t screw this up.’ But at the same time, the directors are saying, ‘God, I hope this person is the savior.’ You have to remember is that the worst thing that could happen is you don’t get the job you don’t already have.”

On getting emotional take after take: “Sometimes you don’t get there. I’ve worked with actors when there’s no time, mostly on television, with director who is only result oriented and says ‘I need you to cry here.’ There are times when you’re just not going to get there. But remember that on film and TV you only need to get it right once. The minute you let go, you always do well.”

One of Clooney’s final pieces of advice to actors was, “Confidence is one of the big things you’re selling.” Clearly, Clooney is taking that advice and running with it, because he oozed confidence up there with Lipton (and for good reason).

Overall, this was a great show. Clooney was great, I learned new things, I laughed, I cried, I learned Clooney likes to say “shitzu.” http://www.neontommy.com/news/2012/01/george-clooney-admits-im-hair...

Comment by Louie Boria on November 30, 2011 at 1:57pm

WAYNE WARD , SAG/AFTRA - AN APPROACH TO ACTING

OVER THE YEARS I HAVE DEVELOPED MY OWN “APPROACH”...

“Intuitive Performance”
”NO “ACTING”, PLEASE!”...SIMPLY...BELIEVE!...BECOME!...AND...BE!...

I BASE MY PROCESS ON STANISLAVSKY...AND ON THE METHOD...
WITH A BIT OF SHURTLEFF...MEISNER...AND HAGEN THROWN IN...

I BELIEVE IN AUTHENTIC PERFORMANCE...THAT WHICH COMES FROM 3-DIMENSIONAL EMOTIONAL CHOICES MADE FOR THE CHARACTERS...

NEVER TRY TO DO ANYTHING AS THE ACTOR....BUT ONLY AS THE CHARACTER...WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE “ACTOR” @ WORK… ONLY THE “CHARACTER” @ WORK...

ALL OF THE LEGENDARY ACTING ‘TECHNIQUES’ ARE MERELY “PROCESSES”...TO HELP THE ACTOR GET INTO THE “Life-Moment” OF THE CHARACTER.

I BELIEVE THE ACTOR NEEDS TO WORK FROM “WITHIN”...AND THAT ALL DIALOGUE BEGINS “WITHIN”...IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO KNOW...WHERE THE DIALOGUE COMES FROM... THAN IT IS TO KNOW THE DIALOGUE ITSELF...

THE ACTOR SIMPLY NEEDS TO...LISTEN AS THE CHARACTER...AND REACT AS THE CHARACTER...THEN DELIVER THE NEXT “LIFE MOMENT”…WITHOUT “INDICATING”…

DETERMINE Emotionally :

The STORY...The SEQUENCE OF EVENTS...

The SILENT DIALOGUE...The SECOND BEFORE

I BELIEVE THAT ACTING NEEDS TO BE AN ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE....BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS...NEVER ALONE...

I BELIEVE IN SILENT DIALOGUE...THAT WHICH THE CHARACTER IS THINKING AND FEELING...BUT NOT SAYING...
SILENT DIALOGUE. AND THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE CHARCTERS CREATES MEMORABLE...AND LASTING PERFORMANCE..

I BELIEVE IT NEEDS TO BE AN ”EFFORTLESS”...“EASY” PROCESS...
GETTING THE “SCRIPT” AND THE “ACTOR”...OUT OF THE WAY...!

DISCOVER YOUR CHARACTER LURKING IN THE CORNERS OF YOUR MIND...BE YOURSELF...IN THAT STORY...INSIDE THAT CHARACTER...
AND ALWAYS YOUR IMAGINATIVE SELF!... Wayne

THE ACTORS WORKSHOP cell 375-1493 395-5927

wayneward@hawaii.rr.com www.wayneward.net

ACTING ON-CAMERA : BELIEVING!...BECOMING!...BEING!

WAYNE WARD, SAG/AFTRA
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Kahala Korner Studio

4614 Kilauea Ave – Suite 201

Honolulu, HI 96816
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Comment by Louie Boria on November 24, 2011 at 3:56pm

Tips From Casting Directors :: Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't look down at the paper all through the reading. Put your thumb next to the line you're reading for reference. Look quickly at the line and commit it to memory, then look up and deliver it. Let the director see your expressions. If your lines are too long to commit to memory at a glance, go ahead and repeat the process. But whatever you do, don't bury your head in the script.
Listen! Sometime you have an idea about the character by glancing at the script, but the director may have another idea. If the director describes the character and the situation to you, listen! Don't try to sneak a peek at your lines. It's better to understand what the director is looking for than to focus on the next line.
While you're reading, focus on the person who's reading with you. Look at what you have to say, then communicate with the other actor. Don't read the lines to the camera, the casting director, or anyone else that is in the room. Read only to the person who reads with you.
If it is a stage production, don't be afraid to use space and movement during cold readings. Follow your instincts. If it's a screen reading, don't move a lot, stay within your frame, unless your were instructed otherwise.
Listen to your partner's line rather than reading ahead. Much of acting is reacting, and your silent response is often as important as ,much as your spoken one. Let the director see your reactions.
Be conscious of your posture. Everything about you should play the role--not just your voice.
If asked to read in a different way, take it as a compliment not a criticism.
Don't apologize, or request to start over. A casting director looks how you deal with the situation, not only with the text. Take your time if you made a mistake, then make it a part of the character.

 

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