GTO 3987 on Mulholland

GTO 3987 on Mulholland

Action/ReAction examples



This take is from a scene from Exigence, a movie I am currently filming. It is a good example of "responsive reactions" per my Action/ReAction technique for actors. A responsive reaction is performed a half beat after the other actor concludes his or her speech or action (for example, if he pulls a gun on you or waves 'hello') and before you say your dialogue.



This scene from my movie Point of Departure shows responsive reactions in a completed scene. Note that in the first two exchanges, I chose not to use responsive reactions cutting straight to the actor's dialogue. In the next two exchanges, using the responsive reactions escalated the emotional tension and amplified the impact of the scene. In the next two exchanges, using the responsive reactions amplified the impact of the scene. A responsive reaction can be subtle and of very short duration or it can be profound and lengthy--it is up to the actor to orchestrate his or her performance.

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