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Acting Tips 101: How To Portray a Zombie! Do you want to be a part of the entertainment world? Do you enjoy acting, and want to broaden your spectrum? Do you want to learn how to be famous and land an audition? Lately zombies have become a big part of the entertainment world. In this article, we will go over the history of zombies in the entertainment world, as well as how to portray a zombie as an actor. We will also take a look at the popular show The Walking dead and why it’s so successful, and the upcoming zombie movies. Before we begin, to become a zombie as an actor , you must understand what a zombie is. According to Wikipedia, a zombie is an animated corpse brought back to life by mystical means, such as witchcraft.


If you want to learn how to be famous by portraying a zombie in a film, there are four main points that casting directors look for in a an actor in the entertainment world. 1. The Walk- The walk say it all, try to be uncoordinated as possible, stumble and trip over your feet. Go as slow as possible. Some parts of your body should look broken or twisted. 2. The Moan- Leave your mouth open, and moan from your diaphragm. Zombies can’t produce words, so gibberish and straight up moaning works very well. 3. The Look- Roll around in dirt or mud, make appropriate cuts in your attire. If you plan to audition. Use fake blood to stand out from the crowd. Here is a video to make your own fake blood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbBFq2pJeKc 4. The Movements- This is the most important thing you need to conquer and ace the audition. Try to be as stiff as possible, but use certain body parts to move side to side. Try practicing cocking your head in front of the mirror. When you’re in a audition remember to be professional and always have a pleasing personality, while learning as much as you can from the casting directors. Auditions can be nerve wracking, but remember to keep calm, focus on your craft and try to entertain the crowd. The judges and jury will appreciate the professionalism. The most successful television show in the entertainment world about zombies is The Walking Dead on AMC. The show has over 6.6 million viewers every sunday night. The show is set after a zombie apocalypse and it’s based off a comic book from Robert Kirkman. It’s very suspenseful, they usually have some graphic zombie killing scenes. Greg Nicotero just won an emmy for his special effects and make up in the show. The Walking Dead is now filming their third season. You can learn how to be famous as a zombie by watching the first two seasons. You can learn how to be famous as a zombie by practicing for an audition in the entertainment world, you should also watch and study these 3 zombie films. Recognize how the zombies move, how they look, and how you can mimic them.     

Night of the living dead (1968) Shaun of the Dead (2004) Zombieland (2009) World War Z (2013) R.I.P.D. (2013)

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