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What is the best way to improve my acting?

It's hard for me to "crack my shell" during my acting classes. My professor is supportive and the class feels like a very safe place. The more I take classes and the more I open up myself more. I wanna practice that more in class and crack my shell more there. I feel blocked sometimes.

I also want to manage facial expression and fully play with my body. How can I do that ?

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Damian’s Answer

I agree with Mr Williams's answer. One of the best things you can do is to just get out there, audition, and seek work. Many times, (not always) getting over an emotional hump in acting, just comes down to pounding it out.
However, one extremely important activity that needs to become ubiquitous with our craft must be the ability to relax deeply. I am sure you're probably sick and tired of hearing this one word over and over again, but whether or not your professor begins with MEDITATION, it is very important. Utilizing this tool, you're not just learning how to relax your body you're also learning how to purposely relax your mind in preparation for putting on the character you will be asked to play.
One thing I've taken away about acting classes is that they give us ideas as to how you might be able to prepare for, study, and understand a role. But it's up to us to design a subjective method of relaxation that works specifically for us. "As personal as a fingerprint."
It bears repeating that deep relaxation is very important.

As for worrying about facial expressions....stop practicing facial expressions.
The art of acting is the art of living truthfully under imaginary circumstances. If you try to 'put on' a face because you think the character is supposed to be angry or brooding or happy, etc. the audience is going to know that you're faking It, and they will want to walk out of the cinema, theater, or change to another show. In order to get them to live, and empathize with you, you have to, as much as you can with the confines of technique and technology live it yourself.

I hope this helps.
Break a leg!❤️
Thank you comment icon Thanks, can't wait to put this advice into action! Kadiatou
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DARYL WILLIAM’s Answer

WELL during the summer months go to Chq.org also indeed.com has Jobs for Figure models and Voice Overs and apply for movie Extra jobs like at B u f f a l o c a s ti n g dot com or buffalofilmextras dot com maybe transfer to Fredonia State University for the Arts. or come this summer to Sheas Proforming Arts Center in Buffalo NY. that always helps to keep going never give up no matter how many Turn Downs for Acting or Model Jobs you want to get Remember that all Heroes have there bad Days too. Hope this helps and remember some actors started out as Bartenders for communication and seems like people like to talk and get to know people. Network as well as Travel to Acting Try-outs or Casting TryOuts. even in the local area
Thank you comment icon Loved reading this, thanks! Kadiatou
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