So as many of you know that follow me my main job is as a software developer and general tech gadget nerd. When I throw myself into anything I tend to go “all-in”. I also strive to always find good ways to leverage technology to solve real world problems. Lately, this has applied a lot to acting. As I strive to improve as an actor I wanted to reach a point where any script I was working on just flowed naturally for me. So in addition to the rehearsal mobile app I wrote I decided for my current film I was going to try auditory learning methods as well. If you are a person that learns through listening and you want to act this could be very helpful for you. In addition, if you are like me and learn things through various ways then this is still useful (you’ll have to try it to believe me though).
So the current feature that I am working on is a Christmas Film called Ivy & Mistletoe and it was a perfect one to try this new technique out on. I’ll give you the cliff notes to what I did here first:
Okay, that sounds pretty terrible I know but it is certainly worth it. The result gave me a way to constantly play something in the background while working, driving, exercising, or even sleeping. The background music was set to a lower level than the text so it provided some noise cancellation without being overly distracting. The music I picked was also Christmas music which further set the mood/tone for maximizing the auditory learning experience.
I obviously cannot use or share the script that we are actively in production on but I can provide you with a similar example. If you think this is interesting let me know and I can kick around developing it into a more usable one-stop application. Of course you can easily do all of this with a variety of available tools and a little bit of effort on your part.