28 Mar Non-Method Acting Classes for Film: expectation vs. reality
If you’re an actor looking to attend an acting school or wanting to get some acting classes under your belt to further hone your craft; then the first order of business is to learn acting technique. It’s essential to start with this class; because it will serve as the foundation for your acting. Different acting coaches use different methods, so try to check out a class or two to see which method suits you best.
When you audit acting classes taught by top Hollywood acting coach Brad Heller; you will notice a marked difference between your expectations and the reality of a Non-Method acting class: where a typical Method Acting class is usually an “emotionally heavy” affair, The Heller Approach Non Method acting classes are generally warm, comfortable venues for exploring and evoking emotions without the emotional trauma associated with tapping into one’s personal experiences. Method Acting classes are usually serious affairs; where childhood memories and soul-searching are par for the course, while The Heller Approach acting classes are generally light and fun affairs that emphasize listening, reacting, and “emotional muscle memory” to make one’s acting more authentic.
Check out Brad’s video about how to evoke emotion the Non-Method way, using the Heller approach: