The car you drive can have the most powerful engine imaginable however…without the right fuel, it’s not gonna perform very well. Hence, the reason for different octane fuels, ranging from 89 (there is lower), to rocket fuel (or Kentucky sour mash).
The FOOD you eat regularly is your BRAIN FOOD. It’s the same food that fuels your ‘thinker’. And, your brain’s performance is directly linked to what fuels it. So, let me ask you a simple question…“What are you filling your tank with?”
OR, THIS >
If you just stop for a second and think about it…what we do as actors is more often than not called, a “PERFORMANCE”.
Why? Have you seen bad acting before?? Right! And, it’s not what most people want to experience either. We want to see brilliant acting. Outstanding PERFORMANCES! And, when it’s done correctly…that’s exactly what it is…a PERFORMANCE.
< Is this you?
Friendly and smiley.
OR, is this you? >
Fierce and aggressive.
Don’t take your food consumption for granted…“Wishful thinking doesn’t therefore a successful actor make you!” You’ve got to act…smart…in all
areas of the craft. And, your nutrition is certainly one of them.
BRAIN FOOD – Think about what you eat!
See You On Set!
“THE ACTORS FREEWAY”
Free Weekly Acting Exercises (a free way to train)
WRITE one short paragraph of something, anything, filled with as much LITERAL and CONCEPTUAL information as you can. Then send it off to an acting buddy or (scene partner). They intern will do the same.
Once you receive your paragraph, begin to memorize it ‘verbatim’. Try using what
you know about mnemonics to assist you. (see blog post on MNEMONICS)
Work on memorizing menu items. Every time you eat out, try and remember all of the ingredients of that food item by the time the wait person comes to take your order. Then attempt to tell them ‘exactly’ what you would like, as it appears on the menue.
REMEMBER: Memory is a muscle that requires exercise — regularly.