Visual & Performing Arts

The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique 50 min.

Acting coach to some of Hollywood's biggest stars, Ivan Chubbuck explains her 12 step acting technique as outlined in the best-selling book, The Power of the Actor.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Creating Physical Theatre Workshops 28 min.

This program contains two workshops that provide fantastic examples and guidance designed to encourage students to get more physicality and movement into their own devised pieces. The first provides clear explanations and guidance on how to incorporate the Butoh concepts of the 3D Body, ways of moving, and metamorphosis into student works. The second features multi-award winning director and chore...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2010

Creating Physical Theater 77 min.

Inspiring ideas, strategies, and methods for adding physical dimension to performance, including interviews, live footage, and workshops filmed with leading theater companies. This program shows physical theater companies creating, working, evaluating, planning, devising, and discussing their philosophy and practice. It is designed to encourage students to consider and incorporate physicality into...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2006

Acting in Film 24 min.

As the famous acting teacher Robert Lewis said, “The problem with acting is that the better you do it, the more everyone thinks they can do what you do.” Never has this been clearer than in film acting. Film acting is not like operatic singing or ballet dancing, which easily proves to the audience that the performers can do things that the viewer cannot. On the contrary, film acting is based on cr...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2004

Acting in Musicals 24 min.

Music and acting…there was a time when they were inseparable. But today we have divided these two great art forms and we only put them together in the opera and the musical. How does the music influence an Actor’s work? Does the word lead the music or does the music lead the word? Just how does an Actor work through a song?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2004

Playing Period 147 min.

Where do the eyes look? How are the feet placed? Director Roger Held presents detailed instruction for playing roles in a variety of theatrical styles. Each section in the series contains lavish costumes and props to help teach movement, manners, and use of period properties.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 1995

The Method: Based on Stanislavski and Strasberg 120 min.

Lorrie Hull, who studied and worked with Leo Strasberg, explains and demonstrates the different techniques of relaxation and four basic sensory and concentration exercises. The video also includes scenework critiqued by Academy Award-winning actors, including Martin Landau, Shelley Winters, and Cloris Leachman, illustrating how Method actors and directors work.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 1995

Advanced Voice Workout 42 min.

This video helps actors develop improved breathing and vocal projection. It presents advanced exercises, including a relaxation sequence; stretching; yoga and rib-awarness; and coordinated breathing.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 1990

Speak for Yourself: A Dynamic Vocal Workout 26 min.

This video presents vocal exercises that have been modified for use in a more traditional classroom setting. Vocal coach Susan Leigh teaches public speakers and actors to use clearer speech and dynamic vocal skills. This is a popular workout for speech, diction, debate and high school theatre classes where floor space is limited.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 1988

Voice Workout for the Actor 33 min.

This video teaches actors a complete vocal and physical warm up that includes relaxation and floor stretches, face preparation, pitch and resonance exercises, and tongue twisters.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 1988