AOBStudio.de Berlin

Media Production & Performance Coaching

The Method

Acting Techniques are techniques that help us create art in an effective way and maintain our careers for the long term. An Acting method, that includes tens of techniques. Our acting method, classes and private coaching, is a structured learning process that is built in a specific order and in relevance to the level, needs and  challenges of the actor. In the acting group classes, we give the actor the safe ground where he's allowed to research and find his strengths and weaknesses without feeling judged by a comfortable observer. Confidence here is an essential factor to improve and grow. That's why, no guests, visitors, viewers or observers watch the acting classes. The actor's necessity to express himself truthfully and freely in a safe working environment and professional working process is our highest priority. In this intimate and protected process, we learn the guiding lines of the method, and after the course, when the actors learn most of the basic acting techniques, they can choose to train and sharpen them or train and sharpen specific acting techniques that work for him most.

When we are ready to perform in front of audience, the show begins!


This is one of the most confusing questions that are asked, especially when not knowing much about acting work, and the crucial need for it while working in theater or in films:

What is Method Acting?

Why actors really need an acting method?

Why do actors need a method to act?

Which acting method should I choose?

Who knows method acting and who can really teach it?

    

Method acting techniques were discovered and developed by the father of the method Konstantin Stanislawski under the name of "The Stanislawski System". Those acting techniques were considered as the Revolution of the Art of Acting of all Times. So when we speak about method acting we speak about the interpretation of Stanislawski's students like "Lee Strasberg, and Stella Adler... to The Stanislawski System.


After Stanislawski taught his students his method (The Stanislawski System), it was difficult for everybody to follow such a deep understanding of the human interaction, so later, the students made their own different interpretations of the method. These methods are also considered famous today, like the methods of Michael Chekhov, Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Stanford Meisner...


Of course, sometimes it’s easy to make a shortcut but one would not have the same result. We can paint a plastic box with gold, still it will not be gold, even if it shines. Because gold is the substance, not a facade.


Actors that made their acting career thanks to Stanislawski’s method are actors like, Robert de Niro, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Anthony Hopkins and many other Oscar Nominees.


Of course, after the actors learn the whole method, they get to know how their mechanism functions, and that will allow them to choose to exercise  specific techniques that are relevant to specific goals.  


A method acting can’t be explained disconnected from the practice. The intelectual explanations are useless without the emotional experience. When actors wish to read, we can give access to the relevant books and articles after finishing the actual level. That way we help our actors avoid confusion and misconceptions.