According to my experience, acting is one of the easiest step in the process of making a cinema. I am expressing this opinion based on modern cinema, where latest technologies are widely implemented. There was a time in which, an actor in cinema had to put more effort in studying dialogues, fight sequences, and more physical strain than in modern cinema. Now a days, a good director can transform bad fight sequences to best or can turn a bad acting performance by an actor to an appreciable one, using modern techniques during final cut. On shooting stage, arranging the camera angle or individual cut shots or birds eye shot, aim at using in editing lab or in special effects could save the time, and improve the totality of a scene.
Different types of acting:
Acting is the way of expressing a character sewed by various emotions. The types of acting in modern cinema have a lot of difference than traditional stage acting. The complete performance of an actor alone cannot save a shot. Dubbing, Camera angle, Makeup, Editing, Special effects, Character identity could make special impact on the performance of an actor presented in a cinema. If any of these factors fail to support an actor, then the end result of that performance will be poor. I would like to classify types of acting as
1. Minute acting in which an actor expresses his emotions in minimal facial expressions. Usually this acting supports close-up shots.
2. Explosive acting, in which an actor expresses an emotion in a bombarding way. This is a copied stuff from stage acting.
3. Centered acting, in which the actor develops an emotion slowly and focusing himself in the shot. Directors must take care to complete this shot in a single take.
4. Mannered acting, in which the actor emote himself using his body language and mannerisms.
5. Synchronized acting, in which the emotions are synchronized with other actors within or out of the frame.
Factors contributing acting:
There are many intrinsic factors contributing to best performance are basic knowledge of emotions, & visual impact of shots, dialogue delivery & timing, body language, rhythm with other actors in the performance and level of confidence in transition to the character.
The extrinsic factors include the imagination of the director, the strength of the story & dialogues, shot selection, mood of the total system, and other motivating factors such as money, fame, awards etc.
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