The Best Techniques Of An Amazing Actor

Any actor wanting to improve, and any film editor wanting inspiration should watch this video.

‘Westworld: what makes Anthony Hopkins great’ dissects a few minutes of a scene from the HBO show Westworld. It’s such a gem for any actor seeking to figure out how to perfect their craft.

Six emotions in seven seconds. This is what makes Anthony Hopkins great. I love this video, not as an actor, but as an editor.

My job requires sifting through footage and numerous performances before actually choosing which one to use.

When an actor, like Anthony Hopkins, knows not only how to act but REACT in his character, it works wonders for the editor. This gives them many options to use for the final cut.

An actor’s performance can make or break a story. Hopkins’ character is a perfect example of how the show is projected forward into the success that it is because of his abilities as an actor.

Tags:

  • Jay Evans

    Editor

    Jay Evans has spent the last 8 years working as a film editor, 4 of which have been with The Initiative Production Company. In his spare time he enjoys music, comedy, experimental cooking and getting lost in the woods.

Ads

You May Also Like

How to Create the Mistress of Evil

Check out this video to see what it takes to turn actors into the ...

Sound Design Advice And What You Need to Know

For most independent filmmakers it can be difficult starting out, especially when you have ...

Getting Instafamous in 30 Days: Next Steps

If you are an artist, you probably struggle with selling your art or making ...

Making a Lens Case

In this video, I show you how to make a lens case. This is ...

A Fun Short Film With Incredible Heart

The best way to learn how to make movies is by actually making one ...

Don't want to miss a thing?

Subscribe and join our creative community to keep updated with our weekly-ish* Newsletter from The Independent Initiative.

*We're filmmakers, sometimes we're out filming something, on those weeks the newsletters might be more irregular. Follow The Initiative Production Company (theInitiativePro) on your favorite social media to stay the most up to date on our current productions