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Information about the scene objective within acting

In this video, Johan examines the idea of scene objectives and why understanding this concept is one of the trickier parts of acting.

A common misunderstanding is that the point of the objective is to try, at all costs, to “get what you want”. But as what ultimately happens in the scene is already decided before you begin, your job is only about living truthfully on the way there. Instead, think of the objective as something that gives you a point of view and a direction into the scene.

For the objective to work it needs to be specific enough so that we truly understand what achieving it would look like. Formulate your objective so that what you want is not a material or practical thing but rather an emotional change in the other person.

And from this point of view, answer truthfully to whatever happens in the moment.

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