Retired Army Combat helicopter pilot.
Employed as a Lifeflight pilot.
Actor/Model with PMTM in
Akron, Ohio. IMTA NY 2014 alumnus.
As an actor, there is no greater experience and challenge than to play a supporting role. Your character may be the very essence that embodies and presents the foundation and glue for the other actor’s characters.
You are the embodiment of this new character. You are a real person, where you transform yourself into someone else’s being, image, circumstances and it doesn’t matter if this character/role is good or bad. It’s really not your responsibility to judge your character/role. You can say, “well this character is a bad person and that’s perfectly fine.” But bad people don’t necessarily think of themselves as being bad. They think about surviving, manipulating, functioning in their circumstances to live. Get comfortable in his/her shoes, their focus, their life, their ultimate goal in this role.
For an exercise sit down and write your own scene for a day in your character’s life. This exercise is extremely helpful. Rehearse this scene or play out the scene as a new transformed human being. You choose the dialogue. Focus on the main achievement/goal in his or her life. The actor has the responsibility to draw the audience in.
Steve Hamm has a beautiful way of expressing his essence naturally through acting. His transformation is realistic in the image and embodiment of his character/role in a movie. That is a rare gift. He knows he doesn’t have to be anybody else but himself in different circumstances. Another tip or method is to forget about pleasing your audience, the surrounding technical crew. Embody this new character and performance for yourself. This usually gets you out of your head and the judgement phase focusing on what people are thinking of you.
“Come and follow me on my acting journey.” Steve brings this calm and peace transforming himself into the new character/person. He also portrays a virtue of caring about the other actors/human beings around him. He is a caring person professionally and personally. This particular virtue is amazing when Steve will have the opportunity to play someone nefarious. Actors like Clint Eastwood, Christopher Walken or Robert DeNiro.
Steve is a professional pilot who was stationed in the Middle East helping those men and women during war. That’s a powerful experience as an actor to bring to his character. He had to remain calm in a very dangerous environment for his passengers. It is a part of his persona, essence to embody another character’s life. All actor’s knowledge and experiences is their treasure chest to reach within themselves and use this feeling and experience as a foundation for new role. An actor is given the responsibility to live in someone else’s consciousness; and that’s a powerful thing. Here’s another acting tip. Your character has underlying subliminal thoughts. Actors have to allow themselves to enjoy this new character or role. The misconception is that anyone can act. No, it takes a certain degree of methodology, research and experience to feel comfortable in another human being’s life. How exciting that is?
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Please join Steve Hamm here at Natswritings.com who will keep up-to-date his phenomena career in acting. Thank you Steve ~ Natalie
Many thanks for the amazing article. I really appreciate the support.
Your welcome Steve it was my pleasure. Spread the word I want to feature more actors, artists, entertainers, authors, writers, sculptures, photographers, videographers, I guess the list is endless. Here’s a sneak peek of my acting. I do both voices in each of the recorded scenes. I took a lot of acting classes in Los Angeles, while I lived there for 10 years. That was my dream to become an actress. But I made a choice to go to College and get my degrees in Math and Computer Science because I was a single mother to my only child; a boy and that turned out better for me and my son. He’s a grown man now and I extremely proud of him. He’s driven some say like me. OK here’s my scenes. At Natswritings.com All My Voices and Accents https://nataliekeshing.com/all-my-voices-and-accents/