Good Acting: What Is It and What Isn’t It?


What IS good acting any way?

Some people say it can’t be defined, but you know it when you see it.

I think it can be defined. And not only defined but also learned. That may be blasphemy in some people’s books, but not here at AIACFT.

Sanford Meisner said acting is honest human behavior in imaginary circumstances. I’ll buy that. 

I say acting is taking action against an obstacle to get what you want. Which will bring out your humanity and REAL emotions in spades while in that imaginary circumstance.

Here’s the thing, if you are reading this there’s a huge chance that you are human. And that means you 100% understand honest human behavior AND you’re well versed in it.

That’s GREAT news.

Now all we have to do is get you to allow your humanity to sally forth while under imaginary circumstances.

Aye, there’s the rub.

Yeah, what does that even mean?

It means you need to train yourself to allow your natural behavior to come out when you are crying over dead Ophelia as Hamlet. And this can be done. 

But to do it WELL . . . you’ll need to make sure you are doing several different things to ground your real self in a borrowed reality. You’ll need to behave as if, you’ll need to be taking action, you’ll need to be allowing . . . 

In the video above is a secret proven test that reveals if you are truly acting or if you are . . . smackting, faking it, pretending, posturing, indicating and all of those other atrocious words.

It’s simple, but mind-blowing and works every time. And it just might possibly change the course of your acting career.