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Attention, aspiring actors and actresses! Break into show business with the tips in these Howcast video.
You Will Need
- Mental note of the marked spots
- Walk-through rehearsal
- Step count
- Visual markers
- Video camera and tripod
Note the marks
Note the spots on the floor that are usually marked with bright-colored gaffer tape in an "X" or "T" formation. There may be one or several in each scene. To stay in the frame and in focus, you must hit them exactly.
Do a walk-through
Do a walk-through rehearsal, saying your lines and stopping at the marks at the appropriate places in the script while counting your steps to know exactly how many steps lead to each mark.
Look for markers
Look for visual markers, like a piece of furniture or other decor, at your eye level during blocking run-throughs.
Have a motivation in mind when you walk to each mark to avoid looking stilted. If there is no natural way to proceed to a particular mark, discuss it with your director.
Practice at home before coming to set, with a video camera on a tripod filming you. Hitting marks will come more easily the more you do it.