objective

 

           Definition of an objective:

           The objective is the conscious intent of the character.

           Objective should be simple, active phrase, starting with the word "to".

            Objective is in characters words.

           Chose emotion and objective, your body will behave in the character. 

           Objective must always be in the language of the character, limited to his own background and education.

           There's no one correct answer when you're looking for the objective. Pick the one that seems best for the character and one that 'turns you on' as the actor.    

           The actor feels the emotion and thinks the objective to become the character, then reaches for the words to make the character look real.

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     The objective must always be difficult to attain. The harder the objective is to accomplish, the better it is to act. The secret of all drama is difficulty. It's no good to choose an objective "to escape" if the door is unlocked and unguarded. Plays and films are about people struggling to accomplish things. Look for conflict between people, and even inside the characters themselves; the more conflict, the better.
     Difficulty is the fuel that lights our acting fires. When the characters have goals that are easy to attain, or if they give up trying, the audience loses interest in them. The greater the struggle, the more the excitement. The larger the risk, the greater the suspense.

     Stay fixed on what character is thinking, then we can't lie as actors.

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     Purpose of objective is to get actor away from thinking of themselves.

     Your objective is not just what you think, it's what you do.

          Don't walk like, "see I'm interesting". Enter room thinking objective.

          Actor Michael Caine suggests to occupy yourself while you listen, think of what you would say, but don't say it, "over-generalized objective".

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     Obey a natural law: Keep thinking objective.

     Objective...

has to be difficult to achieve.
is against sentimentality.
is in characters words.
is something you can do something about it, not just philosophical.
is not what you think, but what you do.
that is actable, not physical.
saves you from making a lot of mistakes. Stay honest.
you can do something about.
that best serve the scene, not objectives that are general.
is personal for the character.
reminds you what you want to achieve.

     People tell you to focus, but never tell you what to focus on. Focus on your objective.

 
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     What is your objective?

to be, to do, to find, to get, to have, to keep, to make, to prove, to put, to save, to stay, to want, to win, etc.---------------------------------------------->

what?

     What people want is based on their "pride".

         Think your objective, leave your body alone.

         Stay fixed on what character is thinking, then we can't lie as actors.

         There's no one correct answer when you're looking for the objective. Pick the one that seems best for the character and one that 'turns you on as the actor.

  1. Actor picks an objective to show a certain feeling.
  2. After take, after take; go back to what caused it, go back to roots of it, emotion and objective, variations will come out, don't try to copy it.
  3. All of it is revelation. Think of your objective.
  4. Ask yourself: What would be a good objective for her/him? Audience understands and sympathize with.
  5. Avoid everything idealistic for objective.
  6. A way to react, react as if you are saying something, like keeping your objective. Don't stand waiting for a cue.
  7. Behaving according to objective.
  8. Best serve the scene, not objectives that are general. Not what makes logical sense only objectives that best serve the scene.
  9. Director: I'm picking this objective to help actors show a certain feeling.
  10. Discipline: not to think. How am I doing? You'll forget. Concentrate on objective.
  11. Don't go on a trip of dialogue for past events. Don't play words or value. Stay with objective at present times.
  12. Don't think dialogue, think objective.
  13. During a performance the actor must not think of the story or think  about the dialogue, but only think objective. (Her objective: to have sex, her emotion: disgust).
  14. During rehearsal try this with a scene partner: have emotion and have objective , but don't use the words in the scene. Instead, make up the words. This will help you come up with behavior for the characters in the story. 
  15. Emotion can be used against objectives.
  16. Emotions (feelings) are separate from objective (thoughts).
  17. Feelings large enough to destroy you.
  18. From the emotion comes the imagination and from the objective comes the staging.
  19. Has to effect how you speak.
  20. Have a fix on one object.
  21. How to approach it. Create an excitement, how do you do that? Picking the objective, look for the point of view of that character. Choice person who is the outcome of the story.
  22. If you can't do anything about it, it would make a bad objective.
  23. In your mind discipline: the objective; controlled obsession.
  24. Make objectives personal.
  25. Make the objective personal for the character.
  26. Michael Caine: occupy yourself while you listen, think of what you would say, but don't say it, "over-generalized" objective.
  27. Mind set on what character wants.
  28. Obey a natural law: keep thinking objective.
  29. Objective is only good, if hard to achieve.
  30. Objective is in characters words.
  31. Objective, pick something difficult to attain.
  32. Objective reminds you what you want to achieve.
  33. One of the cardinal rules is you stay with one emotion and one objective until something occurs to change it. You don't drift off because of the dialogue. You only change because of new information or a new event
  34. Pick something unattainable.
  35. Picking the objective, look for the point of view of that character. Choice person who is the outcome of the story.
  36. Pick objectives you can do something about.
  37. Speak from one idea to the next. What should it do to audience? Only thinking what character is thinking.
  38. Stay fixed on what character is thinking, then we can't lie as actors.
  39. The way to listen: don't make mind blank; repeat objective and stay with emotion.
  40. Think objective. Don't look like you've worked out reaction.
  41. What is important is overall objective.
  42. What is she trying to accomplish?
  43. You should think of one thing, your objective, your discipline has to be complete. That is how you stay in character.

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