Originally posted by TRUTHTELLER59:
Originally posted by LizardLady:
Truthteller, I'm a Meisner, not Method actor, but you can't play off your partner's emotions in a video audition because there is no partner in a video audition... if you're submitting via video, I mean, like the original poster is. But yes, it's hard to play off of OLD experiences. Example: remember when your grandmother died. Sad. But then you say oh! She lived til 90 so she really had a good life. Not sad. That method technique can make you change how you feel during a scene. I prefer Meisner.
No you can't and that's why I'm not a 100% Meisner guy. Meisner is great when working with another ACTOR, BUT it has it's shortcomings in auditions.
Auditions is where I find Adler or imagination in general important in that I create the other person instead of seeing a boring reader who won't give me anything.