There Will Be Pressure On Set. Are You Ready For It?
Once the strike in the U.S. is over, there will be a lot of delayed projects to catch up on and more pressure than usual. If you live in Europe or in any other country, you can also experience pressure related to all the egos you need to work with and the difficulties you may find on set. The director may give you one direction and then the DP may give you a different one. You may struggle with some actors too. In short, there might be things that may prevent you from doing your job.
There is also pressure related to time. You may get auditions at the last minute or you may be required to do your takes quickly. There are even productions where you only have one take. In this situation, you may feel that you are not able to be at your best and you may not like your performance at all.
In order to become “better” and less sensitive to the pressure as an actor, you may have tried different methods and techniques. You may think you “should” improve because you are not enough. However, no matter how many classes you took, it nevers turns out as you had expected.
When you watch my training below you will discover that you will never deal with the same issues on set, so the pressure is always going to surprise you. There are too many people, too much money involved and too little time for it to be a flowy experience. That is why you want to make sure that you are ready to deal with it because pressure is always expected. The question is: are you ready for it? In other words: are you able to just flow with whatever comes up on set?
The idea is not to become stronger than the pressure. If you do so, you will close up for sure and stop being present. The more confident you try to show up, the less open and available you will be. Putting on a mask of confidence is not what gets you to the truth of who you are and to the art that you want to create.
In order to get to that truth, first you need to undo your learned behaviors and conditioning. This way you will be able to be comfortable with any sensation and emotion that happens inside of you, whether they are happiness, joy or sadness, rage, fear and pressure. Once you do this work, you will stop denying, neglecting and numbing all of them. You will be capable of showing up fully alive and free, like when you were a child. As an actor, you will be able to allow the pressure on set to serve and feed your character because you are open to it.
Watch my training below to hear all my thoughts on this topic.
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