Camille Stopps urged the posting of Definitions so as to clarify the terms of our work. Often, what is said in the movie industry needs to be translated - defined.
All definitions come from the Oxford English Dictionary.
Ease: In comfort, without anxiety or annoyance, unconstrained, unembarrassed. Facility as opposed to difficulty.
Grace: Refined elegance of manner, expression, form, or movement. Regarded as natural or effortless.
She moved through the water with effortless grace.
A state where we play seemingly effortlessly and the scene just flies by. The highest level of work is done like this.
John Boylan is a Toronto-based teacher, acting coach, mentor, actor and founder of Toronto’s Centre for the Arts. He offers a number of acting classes focused on acting for camera as well as private coaching and mentoring.