Improve yourself using mirrors.

Philippines
November 23, 2007 4:25am CST
I have been taking some acting and singing classes a year ago and my instructors were saying the same thing: Practice in front of the mirror! Since then, whenever I'm in the bathroom, I would make faces until I look like a freak. Then, I will do some kind of a monologue and act as if I'm a person with various personalities. Actually, it's very amusing and fun! You could see the way you react in different situations. Try it yourself. First, smile then frown. Make a lot of faces as if you're picking on someone. Then laugh like a witch and talk as if you've seen your next prey. It's all up to your imagination. Be creative and make a lot of expressions. This is also advisable if you're doing a public speech. Plus, seeing your own expressions can give you a hint on what you look like when chatting with someone. Surely, this can enhance your personality. That is the reason why theaters have this very huge mirror for the actors and actresses to see if they have the right expressions and correct themselves if it is awkward. Lastly, do it in privacy unless they know what you are doing or else... ..^^..cherry
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5 responses
• United States
23 Nov 07
Hi Cherry, Thats some really good advice! I got sucked into a play that I didnt want to be in once. LoL It was really fun though. The director would have us doing that before rehearsals and stuff. It was a lot of fun! It helped us to loosen up and relax. I had initially went with a friend of mine just for moral support and ended up reading a part and got the spot. It was tough, but a lot of fun in the end. The play was a success and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Good luck in your future! Bay Lay Gray xx
• Philippines
24 Nov 07
I also love joining plays because it's really fun. Even though it's tiring because of the rehearsals, I never became bored of what I was doing. It's a very enjoyable and a learning experience for me. ..^^..cherry
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• United States
25 Nov 07
Yes! Definately a learning experience for me too Cherry. I was just working a full time job at the time from 6 am to 2 home for a couple of hours before rehersals from 4 to 9. Actually doing the play was the most fun though! It got a little hot during practices. Not everyone knowing their lines and goofing off instead of being really serious. It was just a small town play, nothing really professional. I still enjoyed it. Bay xx
• Philippines
25 Nov 07
Working in the morning and acting in the afternoon until evening...you're very energetic! ..^^.. That just shows how you enjoyed doing that play because you were able to stay up late. I'm just wondering what kind of role you got. There is this play wherein I had the role of a mute girl. It's very difficult because you need to use body language for others to understand you. It's quite challenging that's why it became an experience I will never forget. ..^^..cherry
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• China
24 Nov 07
once i need to go to the public to have a speach,i was so nervous,i do not know how can i do.one of my teacher told me to practise it in front of the mirror.at the first time,i can not speak it smoothly.i feel strange to talk to myself.but i was used to it after practicing many times.i got award at that speach.i think i should appreciate this mirror,so i think it is a good idea to make practice in front of the mirror,it can help you feel calm.
• Philippines
24 Nov 07
.^_^. That's great! Practice makes perfect and you even got an award. I think practicing in front of the mirror helped boost your confidence to speak in front of many people. Keep it up! ..^^..cherry
• Australia
23 Nov 07
My singing teacher says that too! it's quite scary to look at yourself in the mirror while you're singing at the start! But it is so helpful to see the shapes of your mouth and how much tension you have when you sing. I also find it is so helpful in checking out your performance skills. However, it does make it easy to get distracted as you notice any blemishes on your face or that bit of food caught in your teeth! And I totally agree with you, privacy is DEFINATELY the way to do it!
• Philippines
24 Nov 07
lol my acne also distracts my attention whenever I'm facing the mirror. If they can just vanish quickly then there will be no problems. ..^^..cherry
@ummiter (13)
• China
23 Nov 07
It's my daily rountine,although I'm not a actor,but it's really amusing,so I'd like do that...
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
23 Nov 07
the last line you typed is funny. anyway, you are right. it's always advisable to see yourself infront of your mirror when you wanna improve on your acting skills. by doing so, you will be able to know on which part you needed to improve yourself more or on which part you are overdoing it. you can improve yourself more by playing with your emotions infront of the mirror. most importantly, it is going to be yourself who will judge your performances. anne