"real" acting?

24 Jan
I had dinner with a close friend of mine today who does voiceover acting work, and one of the interesting points of conversation that came up was that when she told people she does voiceover acting, people would say, “oh, that’s not REAL acting.” “Real” acting in this case as on-camera acting, where the actor’s body is visibly present.

Another example of the hegemony of vision. You’re not a “real” actor unless your body is visibly on camera. Because your voice, your SOUND just isn’t enough. Just isn’t authoritative, or legitimate.

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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized


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