ObjectiveWhat it intends to communicate to the audience?
It could be a message, a fact or anything
How it achieves it? A summery of narration or a sequence
Break down the script into units or your scenes into units
What are each unit's objective and how are they achieved?
A Character Analysis
- For example, what the character wants to achieve?
- Actions required to achieve the objective However, keep in mind the writer's intentions. Don't change them
- Period: day, night, time, weather, place and sound
- Setting: To engage yourself physically and mentally (whether you have to run, climb.
dance, kill, drive etc)
- Rewrite your lines highlighting length, rhythm, punctuation are themselves interrupted or have a free flow and whether the lines project calmness or excitement?
- What is blocking (means how you have to walk, where you have to stop while delivering your lines)
Remember, each character in a script/film has a story of his/her life
QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED
- Physical attributes: tall.
short, fat, slim, bent, young, old, any disability, face,
- Fears and worries
- Dreams and ambitions
1. LOOK THE WORLD AROUND YOU AND SEEK EXAMPLES TO PORTRAY YOUR CHARACTER IN THE SCRIPT OR PICK UP FEW THINGS FROM OTHERS
2. ADJUST PHYSICAL LEVELS:The energy levels required, posture, quality, and tempo, quality and volume of your voice. Take the examples of great actors playing different roles
3. CHARACTER FUNCTION:
Whether he/she is a Protagonist, Antagonist, Best Friend, Love Interest, Confidante, Partner, Catalyst, Mentor, A comic relief
Required to communicate effectively with the audience with the ability to move an audience
In doubt, ask the director. Do not hesitate