Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Travis Technique – In The Beginning

So, tonight I sat down to write a proposal for a workshop/seminar that I am going to do at a local film school. Hmm, why call it a “local film school”, why not reveal the name. Okay, the Dodge College … Continue reading

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The Travis Technique – Authenticy

I have the rare privilege of being invited to teach all over the world. Not only do I get to travel to some of the most amazing cities (I won’t bore you with the list here .. but I do … Continue reading

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The Travis Technique – An Actor Prepares – an autobiography of sorts

You see, I have become totally immersed in Stanislavski’s brilliant book, An Actor Prepares. And, curiously, it’s not just the content, the ideas, the brilliant insights. It is also the writing, the storytelling .. the amazing innocent and naive point … Continue reading

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Commercial Break – “The Film Director’s Bag of Tricks”

I know we’re on a nice roll with our conversations with Constantin and John … and I promised to ask Mr. Stanislavski some poignant questions, but my day was interrupted by two things, a Big Box delivered by UPS and … Continue reading

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The Travis Technique – a few words from Constantin and John

“Players (actors) trust their instinct, both in creating and sustaining a performance – but instinct can lead them astray when repetition has dulled the first creative invention.” John Gielgud “The very best that can happen is to have the actor … Continue reading

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The Travis Technique – What is acting? What is directing?

We are now beginning the journey of regular (going for daily) blogs on The Travis Technique. For those of you who don’t know: The Travis Technique is a revolutionary (yet grounded in tradition) way of Directing Actors. In my book, … Continue reading

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