The Opposite of People: The Transformative Power Nunca pidas permiso | Ronald 2 days ago   18:26

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In Tom Stoppard’s play /Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead/, he humorously writes, ‘But don’t you see! We’re actors! We’re the opposite of people!’. After more than 20 years of teaching acting for film and TV around the world Paul Barry finds this consistently to be proven true. In order to regularly and believably portray real and engaging human beings, actors must subvert their habitual impulses and dive into the unfamiliar and sometimes frightening territory of playing the opposite of what would seem to be ‘intuitive’. Actors learn by observing their fellow humans on an incredibly deep level, but Paul Barry is here to let you know that you can flip the camera around and observe actors, and in so doing, become bolder, braver and more successful in your own life. A graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Paul Barry worked extensively in the industry as an actor and director and taught acting and corporate communication skills upon graduation for six years prior to moving to Santa Monica, California where he now resides. Having taught acting for film and TV for over 20 years to almost five thousand clients from around the world, including many recognisable actors working on screen in Australia, the UK and the US, Paul's time is now dedicated to his online acting training and helping actors avoid the 'starving artist' fate by teaching online income generation skills to the next generation of artists via his coaching program, 'Dreaming for a Living'. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Michelle Stewart
Great talk Paul! Good to see you.
I didn't get if this is actors class, but I found the idea of finding patterns and break them or to create them where they are lacking to be intriguing.
Tansel Ali
This is fantastic mate, well done and congrats once again!
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Nunca pidas permiso | Ronald The Opposite of People: The Transformative Power 2 days ago   17:52

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Ronald Shakespear es director de "Diseño Shakespear", hace más de cincuenta años fundó su estudio por el que pasaron alrededor de 1600 marcas.Hoy lo dirige junto a su hijo Juan. Fue profesor titular de la Cátedra de Diseño FADU/UBA y Presidente de ADG, Asociación de Diseñadores Gráficos de Buenos Aires.
Autor de megaproyectos a escala urbana y pública como el Subte y la planificación visual y señalización de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, ha brindado conferencias y workshops en treinta y nueve ciudades del mundo y su obra ha sido publicada en libros y revistas de Argentina, China, Italia, y México, entre otros.
En agosto 2013 ha sido nombrado Maestro del Diseño en la Universidad de Palermo y Profesor Honorario de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Las muestras antológicas de Diseño Shakespear han sido expuestas en los principales museos. Obtuvo el Lápiz de Plata al Diseñador del Año, el Premio Konex, el Premio Klaukol-Cayc a la Trayectoria y el Golden Brain. También el Fellow Award de la Sociedad Ambiental de Diseño Gráfico en Estados Unidos, que por primera vez se otorgó a un latinoamericano.
Su último libro "Señal de Diseño, Memoria de la Práctica" ha sido re-editado por la editorial Paidós.

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