Category Archives: Acting

Slating

What is it? Why is it important? How do you slate successfully? Here’s how to ace one of the most overlooked aspects of an audition. What is slating? Slating is the short introduction that kicks off an audition where you … Continue reading

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“Yes, and…” Improv Technique – What is it?

Improv theatre is a fast-paced form of performance that challenges actors to create and tell a story together on the spot with minimal inspiration and a live audience. It’s a challenging art form that comes with its own exercises to … Continue reading

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Top Actors of 2020

What a wild year it’s been! But with 2021 on the horizon and fresh starts just around the corner, it’s always nice to take a look back and celebrate the performers that really made this year shine. Samuel L. Jackson … Continue reading

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What NOT to Do During an Audition

We often list what we should do during an audition but rarely to do we go over the biggest faux pas. Here are the top offenders to avoid. Show Up Unprepared Everything the casting directors will want from you is … Continue reading

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Top Films for Monologue Inspiration

There’s good reason the best film monologues are the best. If you find yourself stuck trying to figure out how to best go about performing your monologue, study these films and the performances that make them noteworthy. Independence Day (1996) … Continue reading

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Online Portfolios: The Dos and Don’ts

Online portfolios are the modern man’s business card. Accessible to anyone with an internet connection and able to house your entire body of work, it’s one of the best ways to catch the eye of a possible employer. However, not … Continue reading

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Learning a New Skill for a Role

All great actors embrace learning. Accents, physical feats, and languages are all par for the course. If you’ve been cast in a role or are auditioning for one that requires you to learn a new skill or language, here’s how … Continue reading

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Standing Out in an Audition

There are a lot of artists out there and you’re just one more in a sea of hundreds of thousands. Each one of you is vying for that next gig and the audition is where the rubber meets the road. … Continue reading

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Different Roles and Staff on Set

Filming anything, even something as simple as a commercial, is a huge undertaking requiring the expertise of a lot of people. Here’s who you’ll see on set. Director The director is the person in charge on set. They manage everyone, … Continue reading

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Self-Taping and Submitting a Reel from Home

Now that the technology available to the public has caught up to the quality that used to only be accessible through professionals, it’s no surprise that many auditions are moving to self-taped reels. While this gives the artist greater control … Continue reading

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