How To Have One Actor Play Multiple Characters
There are plenty of movies that make you see double such as Coming To America, The Nutty Professor, or the Nutty Professor 2. Pretty much most Eddie Murphy movies, actually. And while this might seem like a movie-making trick of the past, it's actually still commonly used today in films like The Prestige, Adaptation, and Now You See Me 2. So whether you're planning on faking twins or in short supply of actors, here's some tips that will help you make one actor play multiple characters like a pro.
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We all turn to the internet whenever we have a curiosity around a specific topic or want to learn something new. This month's challenge invites you to be the teacher. Create a short-form video around any subject that you feel especially knowledgeable about that could help someone as a learning resource. Perhaps you have a passion for photography and you have a unique tip that could change the way an aspiring photographer captures an image, or you've unlocked the mystery about how to write a compelling song. Whatever the topic, make it something that you're enthusiastic about, that can educate viewers, and creatively uses video to capture your audience's attention and interest. Your video should clearly set up the topic, highlight any important facts, provide clarity on how to do something, and should be a strong piece of content that adds value to learning on the internet. Your final video submission should be no longer than 10 minutes.
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Videos must be no longer than 10 minutes.
Deadline to submit: September 30, 2021 at 2PM PT.
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