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How to set the Stage for a Killer Self-Tape in 2024: Background

Self-tapes have become more common and practical for casting directors as well as for actors, but what will be the perfect self-tape background? Listen up, future stars! When it comes

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Measure Twice, Act Once: Costume Size Card for Actors

Have you ever found yourself in the hot seat, facing the inevitable “size card” interrogation during auditions, or the triumphant moment of clinching that movie role? If your dream is

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Measure Twice Act Once Size Card
Cold Reading The Art of Nailing An Audition Without Knowing The Script

Cold Reading: The Art of Nailing an Audition Without Knowing the Script

Are you an actor trying to make it big in Hollywood? If so, you probably heard of cold reading or even had the experience of doing Cold Reading during an

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  • March 22, 2023
  • Acting
  • 16 Mins Read

Behind the Curtain: The Wacky World of Acting Unions

As an actor, you’re used to playing all sorts of roles, from the dramatic to the comedic. But did you know that there’s a whole cast of characters behind the

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Behind the Curtain: The Wacky World of Acting Unions
Acting Techniques: From Stanislavski's System to Suzuki's Bodies
  • February 14, 2023
  • Acting
  • 9 Mins Read

Acting Techniques: From Stanislavski’s System to Suzuki’s Bodies

Acting is a challenging and complex art form that requires a combination of technical skill, emotional depth, and creative imagination. With all these, you can create magic. The magic happening

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Acting 101: From Zero to Hero (or at least a decent extra)

You’ve decided to pursue your ambition of becoming an actor or actress. It’s exciting to think about standing on stage in front of the camera, mesmerizing viewers with your performances. And who knows, maybe one day you’ll be giving that all-important

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Acting Jargon for the confused a hillarious guide

Acting Jargon for the Confused: A Hilarious Guide

Welcome to the world of theater and film, where actors and actresses use words and terms that might sound like a foreign language to those outside of the industry. But

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  • January 21, 2023
  • Acting
  • 4 Mins Read

Rejection: The Actor’s Nemesis

As an actor, rejection is a part of the job. It’s like a badge of dishonor, a necessary evil. But let’s be real, it sucks. Handling rejection in acting can

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Handling Rejection in Acting
How to start carrer as an actor: Actor's package | group of actors in dark colored clothes on rehearsal

How to Start a Career as an Actor: Actor’s package

Are you an aspiring actor? But do you know how to build your actor’s package – the essential things to do and start to be a successful actor? It’s never

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Mastering cold reading for actors

What is cold reading? Should I wear a jacket or the cold read won’t be that cold? How to improve my cold reading skills? Cold reading will challenge how fast

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How to create an actors’ demo reel

What is an actors’ demo reel? How do I create a demo reel? Do I need one? What should I include in a demo reel? Is a video of my

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  • December 20, 2021
  • Acting
  • 5 Mins Read

Memorizing lines for actors

7 pm. You just received an email that you have a callback for tomorrow morning and along with the email sides with ten pages of lines. Or you should take

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Promoting yourself as an actor – social media

Acting is about promoting yourself. You are the product you want to sell (to get cast). And so we ought to ask ourselves: what exactly should I do? How can

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How to create a self-tape – “Camera”

What is the right self-tape camera to create your best self-tape? Does it really matter? What are some things to consider? Is my cell phone just enough? Read more in

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the right background

How to create a self-tape – “Background”

What background to use for a self-tape? What is the right background? Is there any industry standard? Do I have to use any background, or is just a blank white

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Self-tape audio setup for any budget

Should I invest in my audio setup? And if so, how much? As we learned in the article about sound (here if you haven’t checked it yet), sound is the

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How to create a self-tape – “Sound”

The sound quality is the most important thing for self-tape. So, how is it that we create the best audio set-up? Did you know you can improve your sound without

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Self-tape Lighting Set-up for any Budget

How to find a cheap and effective lighting set-up? Where is the line between the price and quality of the products? Do I really have to spend thousands to have

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How to create a self-tape – “Lighting”

Do I need any self-tape lighting? Should I spend thousands of dollars to buy proper lighting? My desk lamp is just fine, right? Let’s learn about lighting! What types of

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10 Books Every Actor Should Read

Every successful human being is a life-long learner, and one of the best ways to learn something is through reading. We, as actors, should read even more than our scripts.

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How to write a cover letter to an agent

A cover letter is another essential thing in the actor’s package. It is very wise to have more information before you start writing your first cover letter. Perhaps some of

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How to write an acting resume

Do I need an acting resume? Acting is a real job, believe it or not. And as with any job, you need a resume to apply for it; to make

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How to get your improv flow

Improvisation! Improv flow! Have you ever took improv classes? If you haven’t, try it! It’s fun. On the top, you can discover so many insights about yourself and built the

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  • February 18, 2021
  • Acting
  • 2 Mins Read

How to make your demo reel look better – golden ratio

Have you ever heard about the golden ratio? The golden ratio is a mathematical phenomenon that catches our eyes, and we don’t quite know why it is so pleasant for

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How to get the right headshot

A headshot is one of the essential things for an actors’s career. Why is this so important? It just a freaking photo, right? Well…yes, it is just a freaking photo,

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Opening Creativity – A Summary

If you don’t want to read all six articles, I happily will outline the goals and intentions of each I have shared as my insights into opening creativity. Here we

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Opening creativity, part 6 – Side projects

Your creativity happens only if you are working on something. If you don’t have anything to work with within your niche, have some side projects. There is nothing better than

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Opening creativity, part 5 – Do something now

Have you ever struggled with creativity? Didn’t you know where to start? To do something, we need to start first. Do something now. (more…)

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Opening creativity, part 4 – Don’t block emotions

The essential thing for actors is emotions. Through experiencing emotions, you are opening them in others. Emotions are creating Art. So don’t block them when your body wants to feel

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Opening creativity, part 3 – Review your Day, Every Day

You can learn so much about yourself and others when you review your day. Let us begin our part three in opening creativity. (more…)

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Opening creativity, part 2 – Steal like an artist

Have you ever struggled with creativity? Perhaps you’ve felt stuck and unsure how to play some assigned character because you’ve never lived through a relatable experience yourself. Here are six

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Opening creativity, part 1 – Observe

Have you ever struggle with creativity? Didn’t you know where to start? Or you didn’t know where to get an idea? Or you felt you don’t know how to play

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Define Your Type for Acting

What’s your type for roles? Can you use it to your advantage? (more…)

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Do you really want to be an actor?

Everybody knows you. Parties, living on the edge and with glory, associating with famous actors, being admired and adored by many. If this is what you hope to gain and

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Four steps to start your career as a great actor

What is Acting? The Art of becoming somebody else? Inventing the life of another person onstage? Is it to live, breathe, pretend to be somebody else? Everybody can answer differently.

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