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Hands and Acting

Lesson 11:

What to do with hands?

This is a question faced by many new actors. Do they need to be kept open, folded, in the pockets, with open fingers, closed and so on. It is very difficult to keep the hands natural when the shot is on. So, the question is what exactly do the actors need to do? You should ask whether the actual shot being taken is a close up of your face, or half shot of your body or full shot. Based on this you should position your hands. If there is any thing to hold on to like a pen or a paper, then it becomes easier. Otherwise keeping the hands empty and positioning them awkwardly will be a disaster.

Using of hands play a major role in conveying the character’s role.   How can hands be used to extend the nine emotions that we had talked about earlier is what we will see next:

Peace:To show peace, apart from a pleasant face, hands can be extended by way of handshake to extend peace and an amicable display of character.

Anger:Hands can be used in an aggressive movement to demonstrate anger, for example banging a table or breaking some objectsHands and Acting

Wonder:Raising of hands with open hands and with a wonder expression on the face will enhance the character’s behavior of expressing wonder

Love:Holding of hands of the other character, or buy a gentle pat in the back or a hug will be useful in demonstrating the emotion of love.

Courage:Fisting of hands clubbed with a courageous and bold look will effectively portray the emotion of courage in a character.

Sadness:Keeping hands closed with chin resting on it, cheeks placed sideways resting on open hand all bring out the sadness of a character.

Fear:Open hands kept to the side of the face, with a look of fear with both eyes open and mouth open displays a clear emotion of fear.

Disgust:Hands can be used to dismiss a thing/ person by raising it and by snapping the fingers (as if sprinkling water with fingers) along with demonstrating disgust with face will be more effective.

Joy:Raising of both hands above the head with full glee in the face will clearly emote joy on the part of the character.

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