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Rhythm and Hues Apprenticeship

Posted by Keith Seyer on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : Acting 

I am very proud to announce that I've just been accepted into the Animation Apprenticeship program at Rhythm and Hues in El Segundo, California!  Words can't express just how pumped I am right now :)

Wait a minute....I've gotta pack!  AHHHHHHH!!!!!!

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Uta Hagen's Acting Class

Posted by Keith Seyer on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Acting 
I really can't overstate just how influential this set of lectures from Uta Hagen has been for me over the last few months. She has such a great way of analyzing a scene and giving it a way to move forward. I've learned more about the psychology of physical acting than I ever really thought I could. I really didn't know what I didn't know.

One of my favorite lines about observation from the lecture I think applies specifically to animation:

"The first thing I learned was how little we ar...

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Facial Reference: John Pinette

Posted by Keith Seyer on Friday, July 9, 2010, In : Acting 

Here's a YouTube link to a tv special from one of my favorite comedians--John Pinette.  (You can watch the whole thing if you follow the related videos at the end.)  I could watch this special over and over again and still laugh every time (and I have).  He's got such a unique and entertaining way of telling stories.  I think if someone else was telling the same stories they wouldn't have the same impact that they do for me.  They don't make many comedians like this any more.  There's no ...
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Acting Analysis - Mrs. Doubtfire

Posted by Keith Seyer on Saturday, May 15, 2010, In : Acting 
Here's one of the scenes that really hammered home for me what subtext really is.  It's one of the coolest things about acting for me.  What really gets me about this scene is Robin Williams' performance.  It really is a great scene.  Take a look:

If you think about it, all he's really doing is listening and letting Sally Field talk.  And even though Field is the one that's talking, the scene really isn't about her at all.  It's about Robin ...
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