The actor must learn and perfect many skills before they will be successful at their profession. Whether an actor works in television, motion picture productions, or theater, these skills are necessary. They may come naturally to some of the top actors, but most have to work hard through schooling and practice. Very few can say they were born to do this job.
The skills that actors must master include speech rate, oral projection, voice clarity, physical and vocal expression, vocal pitch, physical stance and eye contact. Many performers have worked for years to perfect a technique. Some are good at one and not another.
Others have a natural gift for all. Whether they intend to perform in TV drama, movie or film drama, voice acting, musicals or theater productions, knowledge of each is necessary to meet the requirements of an acting career. These techniques will enable an actor to portray him/herself as being confident and ready to do the job.
Rate of speech is a skill that one can use in acting. A character actor could speak very slowly when portraying the part of someone with physical or mental handicaps. If portraying the part of an excited or agitated character, an actor might speak very fast. This is an effective way of getting the emotions and feelings of a character across to the audience.
However, many inexperienced actors and actresses have no sense of timing and speak either too slowly or too quickly. Vocal projection and clarity are two more skills that can be signs of experience, or lack of, on the part of an actor or actress. Vocal projection and clarity, especially in theater productions are necessary to ensure that the entire audience can both hear and understand what the actor is saying.
The character actor must master the arts of both vocal and physical expression. Body language is a major factor in physical expression as it is used to portray the attitude and emotion of a character at any given time. Vocal expression does the same thing, but in a different way. It uses other things like pitch ranges to show emotions and feelings.
Pitch is the range of an actor’s tone of voice. Pitch ranges can be from very high to very low, depending on the emotion being portrayed. Physical stance is important because poor posture and fidgeting indicates nervousness and a lack of confidence. The actor must always be concerned with eye contact as well, not only with the audience but also with the other cast members too.
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Two new shows on Sahara One from January 24
Social Drama – Rishton Ki Bhanwar Mein UljheNIYATI
Comedy HI! PADOSIKaun Hai Doshi
Rishton Ki Bhanwar Mein UljhiNIYATI – Every Monday to Friday at 9 p.m
Does the responsibility of a girl towards her parents end with her marriage?
Sahara Ones new social drama Niyati deals with the dilemma that women face when they start on a new life with their husband and his family.
It is the story of Niyati Sharma, coming from a middle-class family from Nagpur a practical girl who has grown up appreciating her fathers hard work to get his daughters educated and her mothers sacrifices to supplement their meager family income.
When Niyati gets a job, she gets the opportunity to bring home her salary and give her parents some much needed relief from their incessant struggle to make ends meet.
A marriage proposal comes for Niyati from the Shastri family, a large joint family where all the sons including the married ones hand over their earnings to their mother, who rules the household with an authoritarian hand.
Niyati gets married and is a dutiful daughter-in-law. Continuing her job, she follows the family practice and hands over her earnings to her mother-in-law.
Then destiny takes a turn. Her father meets with an accident and is unable to continue with his job. Niyati decides to support her father financially, which brings her in confrontation with her domineering mother-in-law. With her fathers financial situation worsening, Niyati faces the dilemma of choosing between her responsibility to her husband and his family and her duty as a daughter to her father.
Hi! PadosiKaun hai Doshi – Every Monday to Friday at 7.30 p.m
This rib-tickling comedy of Sahara One is surely going to tickle your funny bones. Two families move into Ram Bharose Co-opeartive Housing Society that stands on the site of a tabela (buffalo stable) in a suburb of Mumbai.
Dr. Harbans Lal Mehta a typical loud Punjabi & Advocate Hasmukh Lal Mehta, the archetypal Gujarati end up as neighbors sharing the same initials H. L. Mehta, giving rise to mix-ups that entangle the two Mehta families and the other wacky residents of Ram Bharose in a series of comic escapades!
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Bollywood is increasing influence in the world movie industry and how it is catching up with the big boy Hollywood. Bollywood and Hollywood are the two golden world of everyone dreams and their movie always creates history in both world. Showing something unusual and unseen is quite a great challenge for everyone but Hollywood movie -Paranormal Activity- had created a history in the world of horror cinema and become one of the largest selling movie and biggest film stories of this era. Till now not a single director and producer dare to challenge the horror cinema but now Producer Satish Reddy and Director Haroon Rashid are looking forward to break all the boundaries of horror movies and will create a history. Producer Satish Reddy and Director Haroon Rashid is bringing a -Super Natural Horror movie- which is shot in just 2 hours and 20 minute-long, in one take without a single cut with a crew of 17 peoples. They are on big way to scare audience through the movie -Super Natural- which is subject of laws of nature, or more figuratively, that which is said to exist above and beyond nature. After this movie the whole thinking of Horror cinema will change. Director Haroon Rashid said, -Bollywood is not behind from Hollywood. The special effect and advance technology in Bollywood movies fails Hollywood flicks. Now Bollywood overtook Hollywood in 2004 and has been leading ever since. Super Natural is the dream project of mine and it’s have the entire Hollywood horror element which have never used in Bollywood till now. And it will bring the new era in the Indian cinema- No one in Bollywood is doing more for mainstream horror movies right now than producer Satish Reddy is trying his best in Bollywood Horror flick. -People enjoying Hollywood Horror movies from many decades but Bollywood still rule the heart of millions through their different genre. Super Natural is all different and far better from Hollywood movie-, Said Satish Reddy.
If you are looking for free instrumental music, the Internet is the best place to go to. Though it is not necessarily a physical location, it has practically everything that you need. With a quick online search, you will be led to thousands of links leading to websites where you can get instrumental songs for free. Make sure to use reliable search engines such as Google, MSN or Yahoo to avoid websites that only cause your computers to crash because of viruses.
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Technology has seen a considerable amount of progress in the modern times. In the bygone days only camera experts used to purchase pricey cameras and employed all the advanced features which came together with their high priced cameras, but these days, you will find some wonderful cameras that are being marketed at very reasonable rates. The Nikon D3100 review DSLR camera is one such camera that is recognized for the excellent features that it provides at reasonable prices. Even though this camera is generally picked up by people who are in the beginners’ level of photography; yet this camera gives them the attributes which are usually enjoyed by expert camera men.
The Nikon D3100 DSLR (electronic single-lens reflex) is a 14.2 Mega Pixel camera that provides people with the features of auto focus in addition to to these great features this camera also provides the feature of Full HD movie capturing. As this camera is actually a basic camera, it not only gives the beginners the confidence to try the hi-tech features, this also helps them in trying out the functions at a very low cost.
The Nikon D3100 DSLR is often picked up by the beginners who would like to do a little extra in their picture taking, which is the reason the function of the supervised mode which helps individuals in mastering the functionality of each and every button in the high-end camera, is one thing which is highly welcomed by the purchasers who have had the opportunity to make use of this camera. This particular feature has aided the majority of the new photography lovers to be able to develop confidence even as trying the hi-tech attributes which are offered by Nikon in the Nikon D3100 DSLR.
The features which have made the Nikon D3100 DSLR so well liked are its light weight; 3″ LCD display screen which provides you a clear Live View and comes with the auto focus feature besides the Auto Scene Selector which will help the photographer in obtaining the best shoot according to the mode that have been predefined in the camera.
People who have always wanted to enjoy a camera that had the latest hi-tech feature and yet would not cost you a large amount of money can certainly decide on the Nikon D3100 DSLR that is not just the most efficient cameras in its group but additionally an amazing tool to learn the basics of professional picture taking.
Although there are many different cameras which are being introduced by different manufacturers, from time to time and it will probably be very difficult for people to choose the camera that suits their budget and needs. In such a situation the most sensible thing to do is to do a comparison of the features being offered by various camera models of just about the same price, distributed by different providers. After reviewing the diverse features as well as going through the feedbacks of customers who have purchased the cameras from different manufacturers, you can surely find out that the Nikon D3100 DSLR is amongst the best cameras of its cost range which is why more and more people are deciding to buy it.
Drawing people be it realistic or cartoon-like can be challenging. But the pure joy you can have from creating drawings of people is really awesome. Here in this article you will find some tips that will help you to create drawings of people that are not only beautiful but also full of life.
Pay attention to various proportions: To draw a realistic human body you must have clear understanding about the sizes and proportions of various body parts. Things like: a man is around 7 head high, width of human body at the waist is little more than one and half times of his face and things like that. A good anatomy book meant for figure artists can be very useful for this purpose.
When drawing cartoon characters you can override many of these guidelines, but to break rules in style you first have to be aware of them.
Draw eyes to express the state of mind: Eyes express the state of mind so be careful while you are drawing eyes. Eyebrows and lips are equally important. Make a habit of observing people and how they express their emotion through their facial expression. This practice is very useful and will enrich your character-creation-toolkit.
Hands are not too difficult; you just need to practice more: When drawing your character do not avoid drawing hands. Properly drawn hands separate a good figure artist from mediocre ones so practice drawing hands diligently. Use your own hand as a model and draw from various angles, this will give you a very good practice.
While drawing cartoons you can reduce the complexities by drawing four fingered –three plus thumb — hands. Or you can make your character wear gloves that will make your work even easier.
Why shadows are important: Shadows can add depth to your scene. But drawing elaborate and accurate shadow takes time; instead add some shadowy patch near the feet of your character. If you do not add shadow at all your character may appear to be floating in mid air.
Practice drawing from real life: Initially when you start drawing it is easier and natural that you will be drawing from other’s sketches or photos, but as you start becoming good at your job you must start drawing from real life. Real life gives you the freedom of choice and rich variety.
Negative space drawing will make your work easier: Negative space drawing is drawing space that is not part of your intended drawing subject. Or in other terms it is basically nothing but drawing the out line of your subject. You may find this approach useful because it lets you concentrate on the overall form without getting bogged down into the details of the subject.
The humble stage, whether it is made of wooden beams, carved from stone, or set in the open air, has long been a kind of time travel machine. For cultures across the globe and for many centuries, thespians, sets and costumes have transformed the small spaces into new worlds from the past, present, future and from the wildest reaches of the imagination. Audiences have willingly suspended their disbelief to be taken on a journey without once leaving their seat.
Possessed as they are with this muse and magical ability, drama students on a school trip can likewise benefit by taking themselves on a journey – not for the audience’s sake, but for their own benefit. Some places around the globe are havens for artistic inspiration and dramatic tradition that will feed the art and nourish the growth of the students as thespians. Here are just three.
West Coast USA
Any school trip to the West Coast of the USA, and in particular California, is a thrill for students. But it carries a special tantalisation for the drama student, since for many it represents the starry final frontier of the most notoriously fanciful, yet somehow realizable, dream in an actor’s career that of “making it” in Hollywood. Students can not only be inspired by seeing the famous celebrity-stamped places around Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and San Francisco, but they can also engage in tailor-made acting and drama classes with some of the most seasoned professional teachers that the American industry has to offer – and just maybe get a taste of what it would be like to be a star.
Poland has long inspired sober questions of the more sombre corners of the human psyche, through the dramatic portrayals of the horrors of World War Two and the Holocaust. Those on a drama school trip will also be touched by this often-necessary artistic education in real tragedy. Yet the continued development of the nation, since the fall of communism, has likewise been shaping the boom in the dramatic arts in Krakow and other cultural centres across the country. Students can engage in traditional and modern skills of drama with expert teachers.
Few places on earth rival Paris for its place in the worldwide artistic milieu. Often represented amongst many great artists as the key chamber of the creative heart in the West, pumping inspiration and vitality into the veins of the artists who visit, Paris will always stir drama students on a school trip to a renewed understanding of how what they do may be construed as art. Students can hone their craft near the refuges and haunts of great writers, thespians and philosophers of art like Rabelais and Moliere and Satre, and drink in a sense that what they do within their classroom walls can really connect to a grand tradition.
Well, we’re just a little over a week until Halloween and I thought I should have an opinion on how to watch a scary movie.
Now since I was a young girl there have been a few people in my life who have introduced me to the finer genre of the horror flick, starting with my mother and ending with my best friend of the present. In between them there have been a long line of others who filled in the missing years for me and I bet I’ve probably seen more scary movies than the average chicken. Matter of fact, it was one of my friend’s mother who introduced me to the gory world of the Living Dead movies complete with body parts being eaten and torn apart. Having watched a day of these movies, it was no surprise to me that a week later when I watched “Texas Chain Saw Masacre” (The original), that it didn’t bother me one little bit. I didn’t wake up sweating from your average nightmares after such a gruesome show, in fact I never thought about it again.
That in mind I have complied a list of tips I think any horror fan would agree too on how to watch a scary movie successfully. After all, if you don’t walk away from it with chills all over and that adrenaline rush of fright coursing through your veins what good did it do you to even check it out? I mean why watch one at all if its not going to give you a thrill ride, right? I thought as much! So here’s how I think good, gory, knock down drag ’em out chatter your teeth thrillers should be checked out.
Number One: When you hear the ominous music, you know someone’s about to get hacked into microbits.
If you’ll listen, before every scene where a gruesome murder is committed or somehting is about to happen where you’ll jump, there’s always what I call dread music. It could be very suble, blend into the show or it could be tension building like the warning music in “Jaws”. Now I’m not saying concentrate on the entire flick’s score but I am saying if you happen to pick it up, you’ll notice that its pretty much a given.
Number Two: Always watch the background when they show a character up close.
In most cases on a thriller when the camera is zoomed on to a particular person something’s going on in the background. If you’re watching a ghost movie that’s the time where you’ll see one or more spooky spirits show themselves. Now you won’t always catch these things depending on the filmmaker and how subtle he or she wants the scarinees to be noticed but most of the time you’ll see something if you really look.
Number Three: Have something to grab!
Whether it’s your sweetheart or a stuffed toy, make sure you’ve got something to clutch! Nine times out of ten you’ll find you don’t even know you’ve got it. This is an indication that the scary film is doing its job making you shake all over in fear! If you sit there the entire time and don’t feel the need to latch on to something for security then it’s probably not working so well. However that doesn’t mean it’s not a good movie, it’s just not giving you the need to feel some kind of security and you can bet the hairs on your arm are not standing up.
Number Four: Have fun!
If you’re going to watch a scary movie, or any movie for that matter, you should always make sure you have the provisions. A drink, a snack and darkness! Sit back, relax and give the movie you’re watching a shot even if the outside packaging didn’t seem to impress you much. Remember that its just entertainment and not something to be too disapointed over. Good and bad movies can still make for a fun evening with the right attitude.
Well there you go, a few pointers on how to enjoy a good spooky movie for Halloween. Be safe and get your scare on!
Pets provide a high level of enjoyment to people of all ages. They are playmates with young kids, an exercise buddy for middle aged couples and a companion to the elderly. Research has actually shown that widows that have a cat or dog actually live longer than those without a pet.
They can help relieve stress, but most important, a pet is a true friend. A pet is loyal and will not bad mouth you to all the other neighbourhood animals. They require attention, but in return, will give you so much more.
So it’s no surprise that animal owners like get images of their furry friends. Unfortunately the average life span of a cat or dog can be anywhere between 8 and 16 years, so holding on to long lasting memories can be very important. Similarly, pet owners see their animal as a family member and want to have photos of them up around the house, like they would a daughter or son.
Because of this, pet photography is big business, all over the world. Being able to capture animals at their cutest or most exciting is no easy task, and a professional pet photographer can demand good money for their services. Specialist photographers have extensive experience taking photos in their specific niche, so an animal photographer knows exactly what does and doesn’t work when it comes shooting (with a camera) a dog, cat, guinea pig or whatever pet you might have.
You may choose to get your pet photographed on its own, with its favourite toy, or with your whole family. Generally, the photographer will ask what kind of photos you’d like, but then also suggest some ideas they think would work well. In the modern age of digital cameras, it allows them to take dozens of photos without driving up the price of the session,
and only choosing the select few that look best.
Don’t try and get too creative though. Pets wearing clothes might seem “cute” to you but it may look cringeworthy to others. If you are planning on having the photo mounted on your wall at home that friends will see, ensure the image is something that people will appreciate, and that captures the personalitly of your animal.
If budget is an issue to you, you might look to submit your photos to a women’s magazine, or local photography competition. These places often offer cash prizes for winning photos, which would help pay for them in the first place! Be sure to check with the photographer first that it’s okay to do this.
So get the pet photographer to be creative and try lots of different shots from multiple angles. This will maximise the chances of getting the perfect photo of your perfect friend!
One of the most important things about maternity photography is choosing the right place for the photo shoot. Many couples opt for an outdoor maternity photography session because mother nature is one of the most fitting locations for an expecting mother to have her photo shoot in. Here are a couple of reasons why outdoor maternity photography is a good choice.
The first reason is that it can produce a natural effect like no other. Even if studios are equipped with all the lights and gadgets to come up with quality photos, many experts still prefer the effect of natural lighting. It also brings out the natural colors of people which are enhanced by the vibrant colors of mother nature.
The outdoors also offer a more relaxed setting that is ideal for photo shoots. This allows the subjects to feel and look more comfortable during the shoot. Subjects will have an easier and more enjoyable time as they perform the different poses. Nothing can compare to a pregnant woman enjoying herself in the loving arms of nature.
It allows photographers to play with the different elements such as the sun, a body of water, the blue sky or a green field. These elements, when used properly, can produce awesome photos. It also offers different lighting during the course of the day. Under the morning sun, photographers are able to produce some of the most refreshing photos, while the afternoon sun can bring a more melodramatic effect. A photographer with a good eye will be able to maximize the different options outdoor maternity photography brings.
There is no need to wear heavy makeup when shooting outdoors. The natural lighting of the outdoors bring out the true tones of a pregnant woman; rosy cheeks are easily captured under these settings. Besides, the reason why youre shooting outdoors is for a more natural effect, wearing heavy makeup will ruin the whole idea.
The diversity of outdoor maternity photography brings endless options when it comes to background, angles and lighting. This is the main reason most people now choose outdoor shoots over those done inside a studio. In addition, photos taken from a studio are too artificial and can be too monotonous at times.