After you’ve worked so hard to book that job and delivered a flawless performance on set, you’re gonna want that footage! If not for your demo reel, at least for the memories!Getting your footage isn’t always easy. No matter your situation, I hope I can help you here. PLANNING AHEAD The best way to set yourself up for footage success is to plan ahead. While on set: if you have another … Read More about How To Get Your Footage From Anywhere
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“Tristen’s got a checklist for everything!”My friends often tease me for my love of The Container Store, new iPhone apps, and checklists. They think I LOVE to be organized.But I’ll share my dirty little secret. I don’t love to be organized - I’m actually a bit of a mess. But I absolutely HATE being stressed. And that hate far outweighs my desire to be “laid back” about the important … Read More about Leaving Your Auditions To Chance? Swipe My Free Checklist!
So you’ve booked a gig off LA Casting. It’s an infomercial for a hair product that pays $500/day, $1000 buyout…In perpetuity. But what does that mean? WHAT DOES ‘IN PERPETUITY’ MEAN? “In perpetuity” means…forever. And ever. They can use your image in this infomercial FOREVER! Oh, I can hear what you’re saying “Um…so! I just want to work, and that’s $1500 bucks!." The immediate money can … Read More about What Does "In Perpetuity" Mean For Actors?
DISCLAIMER: I am not a tax professional, just a helpful guide. Tax laws change from year to year. Nothing on this page is to be cited as a legal source. This is for helpful/informational purposes only and should not replace direct advice from a tax professional. If you're earning 1099 or cash income, particularly as an actor, there are some things you need to be aware of. I'll tackle the most … Read More about 4 Reminders For Anyone Earning 1099 Income As An Actor
Do you buy the books that are faced out on the shelves? I do! Ever wonder why these particular books get to be face out while all the others are sitting on the shelves “the right way” and relying on only the very committed shopper to find them? My guess is it has something to do with luck, a deal made by the publisher, and the fact that it’s already got some buzz. When you buy that book and … Read More about Face Yourself Out
In this Scene Study Series, we'll explore the practice of bringing a scripted character to life. If you've ever had an audition that felt "flat" or needed examples of what it means to "take a risk" in your auditions, we hope to help by showing examples of actors bring the page to life in exceptional ways. This particular scene has only three scripted lines! It would be easy to fall into the … Read More about Scene Study: I AM THE NIGHT