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MEMORIZING A MONOLOGUE… BY HANDWRITING

Most actors have their own unique approach to memorizing monologues. One tip is to handwrite your monologue. The time it takes to write out each word will definitely burn the words into your mind. A few hours of doing this, … Continue reading

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Eating & Drinking On Camera

When working on TV with food and beverages there are a few important tips to keep in mind: Take small bites! (Especially if  lines are to be delivered afterwards) There should be a change in expression or physicality from ‘before … Continue reading

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How A TV Commercial Is Developed

A concept (an idea) for a commercial is formed in an advertising agency and the entire development of this idea may take as long as one year to complete. The ad agency supplies the Casting Director with a roughly sketched … Continue reading

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What Is A Teleprompter?

A teleprompter is used to display text in front of a video camera. It allows a person to look directly into the camera while still being able to read notes or a script. Teleprompters are often used in newsrooms and … Continue reading

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Accents & Dialects In TV Commercials

Sometimes, accents and dialects are used in TV commercials. Do you know the difference between the two? An “accent’ is foreign and a ‘dialect’ is regional. In other words, if you were raised in the southern part of the US, … Continue reading

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TV Commercial Acting

More money is made by actors in TV commercials than by actors in all stage plays combined and believe it or not, more money is made by actors in commercials than in all feature films combined, including all video and … Continue reading

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Digital Portfolios

Many of the NYC and European agencies have gone to digital portfolios because it saves a lot of money versus printed photos. Most local agencies still use the traditional portfolios.  However, once a model gets to NYC or any other … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE INDUSTRIAL FILMS?

‘Industrials’ are corporate films, made by businesses for use in training or motivating employees! There is on-camera work for talent and narration work for voice talent too! Industrial films typically have lots of corporate terminology – words that actors aren’t … Continue reading

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‘Walla’ Actors

“Walla” is a strangely named job for actors who provide background noises in movies and TV shows. Imagine a scene where two actors are sitting down and talking with each other. The background extras are instructed to walk around silently … Continue reading

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Female Model’s Tote Bag

From the start of a model’s career, she must build a ‘tote bag’ and stock it with all the tools of the trade. The bag should be light weight, waterproof, large enough to hold a portfolio and have a shoulder … Continue reading

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