Getting Into Character

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mcallstar

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Re: Re: Re: Getting Into Character

Originally posted by Sola
You should if you want to act.
I mean if Vince would make it some how clearer on the issue then I'd be able to answer

@beyonce: Holla:D
 

kcbabe64

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Originally posted by vince
How much preparation is needed?
How long does an actor needs?
How important is it?
for me, i read d script very well, understand d character and finally be dat character.

(How long does an actor needs?) do u mean in readin d script and gettin d lines?

(How important is it?) very important, when u r in character just forget bout urself for dat moment, feel wot eva dat character is feeling.

when am in character, i become a different person, i become "KEYONTE"
 
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I think one has to prepare with one's body and soul even if it takes doing vigil.
(how Long?) I dont understand what u mean.

It is very important because u have to make it real. When you are acting, you are supposed to bring real emotions. you must act as if it is happening to you.:)
 

vince

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By how long,i mean how long it takes to "become" the character you are supposed to play.
Hollywood actors are known to take weeks if not months to do just that.
 

vince

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Getting Into Character

Originally posted by mcallstar
I mean if Vince would make it some how clearer on the issue then I'd be able to answer

@beyonce: Holla:D
From the answers so far,i hope you are clearer now.
 

mcallstar

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Originally posted by vince
How much preparation is needed?
How long does an actor needs?
How important is it?
Now let me clear ma throat; kpa ha... kpa ha

How much preparation is needed?

I think enough is needed to get into character like others have said. Moreso, what ever is worth doing is worth doing well. so depending on the role, certain character proves to be more chalenging than the other and a cast/actor has to be fully prepared to fit in.

How long does an actor needs?

I remember what ma teacher told me once then.
he said "it is like when you want to work in the mechanic workshop, you remove whatever you were putting on and put on a cover-all to fit in. it doesn't take time though. But turning that word around, when you want to remove your cover-all and put on something nice for a party, you don't just change, you bath first, cream yourself and the ladies will make-up all just to fit in and all these take time compared to when you just want to change and remain in da house.

How important is it?

The outcome/ move of the character depends on the best you put into it. Not even the role of extras should be underestimated because they play more like a major role (think I am lying). Consider an actor in a movie doing his role pretty good and the extras are just there laughin, I think they movie watchers will at the end of the day be focused on the useless characters of the extras rather than the efforts of the main actor.
To wrap it up I will say here that the importance is as playing yourself because...

"No one fakes his everyday life"...Rudds Geinger

How did I go Vince?
 

vince

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mcallstar said:
Now let me clear ma throat; kpa ha... kpa ha

How much preparation is needed?

I think enough is needed to get into character like others have said. Moreso, what ever is worth doing is worth doing well. so depending on the role, certain character proves to be more chalenging than the other and a cast/actor has to be fully prepared to fit in.

How long does an actor needs?

I remember what ma teacher told me once then.
he said "it is like when you want to work in the mechanic workshop, you remove whatever you were putting on and put on a cover-all to fit in. it doesn't take time though. But turning that word around, when you want to remove your cover-all and put on something nice for a party, you don't just change, you bath first, cream yourself and the ladies will make-up all just to fit in and all these take time compared to when you just want to change and remain in da house.

How important is it?

The outcome/ move of the character depends on the best you put into it. Not even the role of extras should be underestimated because they play more like a major role (think I am lying). Consider an actor in a movie doing his role pretty good and the extras are just there laughin, I think they movie watchers will at the end of the day be focused on the useless characters of the extras rather than the efforts of the main actor.
To wrap it up I will say here that the importance is as playing yourself because...

"No one fakes his everyday life"...Rudds Geinger

How did I go Vince?
I did not see this.Good points,mac.
But does the adhoc culture of making movies in naija give enough time to the actors to really get to know the characters they play.
We hear complaints by fans how bad a lot of these actors/actresses are,but realistically speaking,how do we expect to get a good performance from actor when he/she hardly have enough time to study roles?
 

ccaseyg

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yea...its kinda true...
but doin wit wat weve got can still go on well if we manage the small time rite, n if the scripts r also not to difficult cs then it might b tooo hard n spoil things!
 

vince

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Ebube said:
Getting into character is not a big deal,just read the script,understand it band put on your acts gbam!
That will depend on how complex the character is.The complexity of the script also plays a role in how much time is needed.
Take a look at the characters in naija movies,and you will see that they are not so complex,but take a look at the ones hollywood stars play,and you need weeks to play them right.
 

mcallstar

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Ebube said:
Getting into character is not a big deal,just read the script,understand it band put on your acts gbam!

It not as easy as you put it in words oo It takes a whole good time to get into character both complex and simple characters provided the best is needed ("soup when sweet...")
 

mcallstar

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vince said:
I did not see this.Good points,mac.
But does the adhoc culture of making movies in naija give enough time to the actors to really get to know the characters they play.
We hear complaints by fans how bad a lot of these actors/actresses are,but realistically speaking,how do we expect to get a good performance from actor when he/she hardly have enough time to study roles?

The actors/actresses are also in the game to making money no to learn because they feel they've known all it takes. When a director asks you to complete the script in two days and you know it is not possible (which the directors should be able to know) why can't you explain to the director for more time? But rather than do that he/she will go ahead to reda the best she/he can and improvise the rest.

Shame!!
 

vince

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mcallstar said:
The actors/actresses are also in the game to making money no to learn because they feel they've known all it takes. When a director asks you to complete the script in two days and you know it is not possible (which the directors should be able to know) why can't you explain to the director for more time? But rather than do that he/she will go ahead to reda the best she/he can and improvise the rest.

Shame!!
You forget that the actors themselves,subject themselves to unrealistic schedules that do not allow for the necessary time to study their roles properly.Like appearing in many movies in a very short period of time.
Take Nnaji for example,i heard that she tells producers after agreeing to do their movies,that she gives them 4 days!!,to do whatever they want to do with her,and then she moves to the next one.
Now here is an actress that has a shooting schedule of about 4 movies a month on the average!
So when will she have enough time to be able to interprete her role properly?It is not only the directors that apply this time pressure,the actors apply it on themselves as well.It is the rush rush culture and it is not conducive for a really good acting performance.
 

mcallstar

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vince said:
You forget that the actors themselves,subject themselves to unrealistic schedules that do not allow for the necessary time to study their roles properly.Like appearing in many movies in a very short period of time.
Take Nnaji for example,i heard that she tells producers after agreeing to do their movies,that she gives them 4 days!!,to do whatever they want to do with her,and then she moves to the next one.
Now here is an actress that has a shooting schedule of about 4 movies a month on the average!
So when will she have enough time to be able to interprete her role properly?It is not only the directors that apply this time pressure,the actors apply it on themselves as well.It is the rush rush culture and it is not conducive for a really good acting performance.

meeen!!! we still have a long way to go ooooo!!!!!!!!!!
 

ccaseyg

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for the rising actors n actresses ...its the directors cos they cast on sunday n start the movie on monday, with wat time to learn the lines n get into the character.
well s.one said, getting into the character is already talent...i e if u r talented u can get into wat ever character at watever time limit n do it well...in nigeria i supose not hollywood. wat do y'all think abt tha statement.
 

thressa

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vince said:
You forget that the actors themselves,subject themselves to unrealistic schedules that do not allow for the necessary time to study their roles properly.Like appearing in many movies in a very short period of time.
Take Nnaji for example,i heard that she tells producers after agreeing to do their movies,that she gives them 4 days!!,to do whatever they want to do with her,and then she moves to the next one.
Now here is an actress that has a shooting schedule of about 4 movies a month on the average!
So when will she have enough time to be able to interprete her role properly?It is not only the directors that apply this time pressure,the actors apply it on themselves as well.It is the rush rush culture and it is not conducive for a really good acting performance.
Talking about people not knowing there lines properly, will that be one reason one don't see the so-called stars work with legend directors like Tade Ogidan-Vince? i've been hoping one day to see stars like genny and stephaine work with this guy but apparently i don't think is ever going to happen; right?
 
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