Skip to 0 minutes and 20 seconds I can’t remember ever wanting to do anything else. Ever since I was really young, six or seven years old– –I’ve just loved the theatre and everything about it. And even when I’ve briefly imagined another career– –as a lawyer or a scientist or a politician or a pilot– –I’ve soon realized that the idea has usually come from a movie I’ve just seen– –or a TV-show. And what I really want is to pretend to have that job.
Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds Acting and the movies and the theatre has always been my passion. And judging by the number of applicants our acting schools receive each year– –I know I’m not alone in this.
Skip to 0 minutes and 58 seconds We now live in a time when we see more acting– –and so, observe more actors at work than any time before in history– –in movies, TV-shows and plays.
Skip to 1 minute and 7 seconds And one question we might ask ourselves is:– –What are they all doing? Or, what is it that we do when we act?
Skip to 1 minute and 16 seconds My name is Johan Forslund. And I’m a senior lecturer in acting at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. As a teacher I have often thought that– –everything worth saying about acting really can be said in one afternoon. And the rest of our 3-year candidate program is applying these few ideas– –over and over again. And, in the process learn from your own experiences. This course is an attempt to share with you that first afternoon.