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Wardrobe Tips for Auditions

Wardrobe Tips for Auditions Auditioning for the next Rambo movie? Don’t show up wearing spandex and a headband! It’s not that you shouldn’t care about what you wear to an audition. After all, there are lots of things you need to think about before an audition. But actually, your choice of attire is pretty important!The way you look can affect […]

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What is Method Acting?

What is Method Acting? Remember the bony structure of Christian Bale in the film The Machinist when he lost some 60 pounds? His body fat was so low that his body structure resembled that of a skeleton. Actors who go to such lengths to become as close as possible to the character they are playing are known as Method Actors. […]

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Books You Should Read to Learn About Acting

Books You Should Read to Learn About Acting If you’re interested in becoming a full time actor and want to learn more about it before deciding to pursue it, or if you don’t know where to begin, you’re probably searching for books you should read to learn about acting. Some actors are born great, some grow into greatness, and some […]

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How to Practice Acting at Home

How to Practice Acting at Home Acting is a skill that requires continuous practice and learning. Becoming a successful actor may not be easy and filled with adversity. But it’s not impossible either. With enough practice and perseverance, you can make your dreams come true, starting with learning how to practice acting at home.There are a lot of ways to […]

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How to Prepare for an Audition

How to Prepare for an Audition Sun Tzu said, “On the battlefield, victory depends on planning.” When thinking about how to prepare for an audition, this quote is just as true. Intimidating as they may seem, acting auditions are an essential part of your acting career. They are the first steps towards realizing your dream as an actor and thus […]

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The Best Acting Exercises

The Best Acting Exercises Can acting exercises really help you become a better actor? The art of acting is an exceptional form of communication. As an actor, you communicate thoughts and ideas to your audience through emotions, words, and actions. So, the performers need to have a command on their physical, mental, facial, vocal, and emotional expressions.However, not everyone can […]

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Acting Tips for Beginners

Acting Tips for Beginners Acting. It’s a tough industry to break into, but persevere and you will get paid to have fun. The old saying goes: “the show must go on,” and in this case that phrase applies literally. Just as with any other craft, acting takes hard work and dedication to perfect. It’s a constant balancing act between hustle […]

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Acting Smarter to Feel Stronger

Acting smarter to feel stronger HERE WE GO!I could not be more excited about the results coming from the Academy! Every semester I get to watch actors take the reins on their career AND learn how to act BETTER – with more authenticity, more specificity and more ACTIVITY. Because the fact is, if you want to be a stronger actor, […]

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Commercial Acting 101

Commercial Acting 101 I have had the pleasure of acting in dozens of commercial projects since I started my audition journey. I really love the specificity and fun of the work, but I know that not all actors feel the same way. When you don’t know the commercial acting process, auditions can be really daunting.I still remember my first commercial […]

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Managing Your Audition Nerves

Managing Your Audition Nerves You’ve done the work, you know your character, you know your sides, you know the relationships you’re playing, you know the tone of the piece and you know what you want to do. But 5 minutes before your call time and your brain seems to be totally against you. Your heart is racing, you’re sweating, you […]

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