Real Actors Do What?

  1. Real Actors Do What?Real actors learn to act in theatre. If you can’t act on stage, you aren’t good enough to be an actor! Stage acting is where you learn and gain experience, build your resume and make important industry connections
  2. Real actors don’t care about impressing anyone – they act because they love to act and everything that comes with acting. In other words, their passion overrides everything else and everyone’s opinions
  3. Real actors develop their talent, are committed and dedicated – it’s called hard work!
  4. Real actors understand that 99.9% of the time, overnight success is a fantasy
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What Is Voice Acting?

What Is Voice Acting?Voice acting is the art of providing voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television programs, animated short films, and video games) and radio and audio dramas and comedy, as well as doing voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides.

Performers are called voice actors/actresses, voice artists or simply voice talent.

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What Is ‘Method Acting’?

What Is 'Method Acting'?Method acting involves adopting the lifestyle, habits or traits that are a reflection of the character you are trying to portray. Immersing yourself heavily into your characters mindset, will enable you to understand their motives or actions and gain a better understanding of how they feel. As a result you portray them with greater accuracy; many successful actors and actresses have adopted this particular method and as a result gained awards and praise for performances using method acting. Based on the theories of Stanislavsky, ‘the method’ as it is also known is associated mainly with Lee Strasberg. Some famous method actors/actresses include Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Christian Bale, Edward Norton, Adrian Brody, Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts and of course Marilyn Monroe!

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Double-Cleanse Your Skin – The Asian Way of Cleansing & Makeup Removal

Double-Cleanse Your Skin - The Asian Way of Cleansing & Makeup RemovalWe think the Asian way of cleansing one’s skin can teach us a lot! The Asians are famous for having beautiful clear skin. Double cleansing is exactly what it says. You cleanse your skin twice. The first time around you use cleansing oil and the second, with a foaming cleanser.

The cleansing oil removes facial oil, makeup and skin impurities (also great for removing waterproof mascara). The foam cleanser ensures that your skin is really clean and that your moisturizer will absorb better.

We all know that models have to wear a lot of makeup so double cleansing is second nature to them. We don’t recommend any particular brands. A note of caution: If you have dry or combination skin, we recommend that you double cleanse only twice a week because you don’t want to make your skin drier.

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Model Competition

Model CompetitionCompetition in modeling is unique in that it is often one-on-one, more visible, and that repeated rejection can take its toll on a model’s confidence. A potential professional model expects to be a little insecure when she/he is first starting out. But once success is achieved does insecurity disappear? Hardly!  Some days it might feel like the clients are demanding, and that no one considers you beyond your face/figure/body. So what can you do about the fear of competition, real or imagined? Remind yourself that the self confidence you are always radiating is not just a show. It’s based on a sense of your own self-worth. Only you can give yourself the inner strength you need to stand up to the competition and impersonal demands of the modeling business. Always remember to stay positive! You can do it! As for the ‘competition’ itself, be friendly and cooperative with other models, especially those in your own agency. Remember, they may be under as much stress as you are, and they’re probably just as nervous. Give the competition support as co-workers in the business!

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Summer Beach Defense

Summer Beach DefenseOur annual summer reminder of protecting your skin has found a no mess solution that will keep you excuse free! It’s Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Barrier Stick with SPF 50! ($10.99 at your local drug store). We strongly encourage you to protect your skin at all times and avoid tanning beds!

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.  About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.   

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Trendy Crop Tops For Summer

Trendy Crop Tops For SummerThe crop top isn’t a new trend; it’s been around since 2009! The reason for its longevity as a trend is because it isn’t for everyone. As a trend, the crop top and its variations, including the tube top, isn’t about exposing your whole stomach. Instead, in 2014 it’s about interpreting the crop top into an elegant or sophisticated new look that often shows just a peep of the midriff. Check out models in the different varieties of crop tops in the magazines.

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Our Top 3 Model Picks For Summer Beauty

  • Out Top 3 Model Picks For Summer BeautyFRINGE BENEFITS: Constantly bending your lashes with a curler can cause them to fall out faster. This new curling mascara by Physician’s Formula Organic Wear CC Curl + Mascara ($10) let you skip that extra step while protecting your lashline. Its slightly curved wand helps extend your lashes up and outwards, and it’s made with ingredients, such as aloe and cucumber, designed to prevent breakage and sculpt and thicken hairs.
  • SMOOTH OPERATOR:  Maybelline’s latest primer (Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser @ $7) instantly helps reduce the appearance of pores. While it won’t exactly erase them, the transparent gel formula will immediately blur the look of pores and can be used under foundation for a smoother-looking complexion.
  • TAKE TWO:  This lip and cheek multitasker (Kiss Me Twice Lip & Cheek Chubby @ $10) from Drew Barrymore’s line Flower will help cut down on your makeup routine. Just swipe it on for sheer, natural color, and add layers if you want a more intense color. As a bonus, the formula contains ultra-fine silicone powders that are supposed to fill in lines and play down wrinkles.
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The Over-60 Supermodels Giving Fashion A Fresh New Look

The Over-60 Supermodels Giving Fashion A Fresh New LookOne of the most talked-about models of the year is Jacky O’Shaughnessey, the 62-year old face of American Apparel. Jacky only began modeling in 2011, when she was discovered in a NYC restaurant by AA’s creative director. Cindy Joseph, one of the most successful older models working today said “When society sees beautiful, happy, healthy women being represented, it changes the perspective on what aging really is. You can be full of vitality, passion and adventure at any age!”

It’s great news that the fashion and beauty world is embracing more diversity. Thanks to models such as Beverly Johnson, Cheryl Tiegs & the legendary Carmen Deli’Orefice, mature faces are taking the fashion industry by storm. We think it’s about time!

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Makeup Counter Hygiene

Makeup Counter HygieneThere have been many extensive studies on public makeup testers and the results show staph, strep, and even E. coli bacteria on makeup testers, and on Saturdays, the percentage of contamination on tester products was 100 percent.

It isn’t possible to avoid makeup counter germs all together but we hope the following tips will minimize your chances of picking up a nasty infection!

  • ALWAYS use sample products that don’t require finger dipping. Squeeze bottles of creams and lip glosses are always a better alternative to lotion jars or pots of lip gloss.
  • NEVER use shared brushes, and always opt for disposable applicators instead. Don’t double-dip with your applicators. Each dip should always be with a new, clean applicator.

Studies showed that cosmetics used around the lips, eyes, or nose are the worst, resulting in the spread of afflictions like cold sores, conjunctivitis, or pink eye. Therefore, avoid any products that must be directly applied to the nose, eyes, or mouth, especially mascara.

If you don’t see rubbing alcohol or disposable applicators, ask for them, and don’t be afraid to ask for individual samples as well. Just because they’re not out on the counter doesn’t mean they’re not available.

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