Welcome to the introduction of our 7 part series written by John Palacio Sr. about the sources of our modern day acting techniques. The people, principles and practices that shape today’s actor. For the modern actor, little can hide from cameras and microphones. TV and film technology bring audiences within a hair’s breadth of the actor and the action. Every nuance, the smallest expression, the slightest inflection, is conveyed to the audience. As a result, today’s acting professional must master dozens of skills. In order to deliver thoroughly believable performances, today’s actors must communicate emotions that are consistent with the characters they portray. In this series, we touch on some of the people who brought us the acting techniques we use today.