By this point in time, it is certain that everyone has seen a movie already. While movies are mainstream with all the cinematic effects and CGIs they showcase, theatre plays are as amazing as its counterparts too. Film and live theater are similar in some aspects such as the actors have to be in shape for their role and follow diet regimen from Offer Weight and the likes but, they’re totally different forms.
Films vs. Theater
Films are always embracing new materials and technology and has some obvious acting and less dramatic. At the same time, some of the scenes could be edited as and when needed by the director. Whereas theater brings the larger than life, more familiar scenes that lack of special effects. Both are forms of visual arts in which actors portray they characters, have a script to follow and greatly appreciated. However, they’re not intended for the same people or place.
One of the major differences between film and live theater is going to be the audience’s location. On stage for example, the audience is far off and intended to see as well as hear the performance to be able to enjoy it. Performers should act at their best in order for the back row to see them. This is what creating the larger than life performance that works onstage only.
In films on the other hand, camera is always at an optimal angle and the mic can hear the actors always. With this said, actors don’t need to act over the top. Rather, they sometimes have to do less than they should in real life, such as in theaters.
Exerting Extra Efforts
Theater is also more demanding for the artists compared to those who are acting in films. There are different vocal disciplines that actors need to hit from the enunciation, projection and volume of scripts. Compared to film works, majority of these concerns can be relegated by the sound man or sound director.
While both are obviously different in its own discipline, there is one thing in common between them and that is to bring entertainment to its viewers.