How do you put together an acting reel that you’re really proud of? That gets you the right auditions? And why the heck is it important? Let’s chat! These days, it seems like no one believes in a product until they can try it for themselves…for free. I know that I’m guilty of it. My […]
Create Your Actor Wormhole
You already know that the fastest way to grow your acting career is by getting people to watch you act. If not, go check out that post right away! But once you’ve got a ton of content that showcases your undeniable talent, what’s the next step? I WANT YOU TO CREATE A WORMHOLE! Definition of […]
Do You Need An Acting Website?
Do you need a website for your acting business? Is this something you need to spend your time and money on right now? In this post, we’ll look at the benefits of a website, who looks at them, when you’ll need one, and what the heck needs to be on it. Let’s do it! BENEFITS […]
Your Secret Commercial Audition Weapon
You’ve got a highly under-utilized commercial audition secret weapon in your pocket: your cell phone camera! Here are my tips on what to snap! CALLBACK AND BOOKING DETAILS Generally, the callback and booking dates for the job you’re auditioning for are posted near the sign-out sheet. Snap a photo so you can plan to be […]
How To Audition For Commercials: Part 2
In Audition For Commercials Part 1 we talked about how to walk into the audition room like a booking machine. Now, I’ll share a few tips for the actual read. We’ll discuss memorization, staying positive, and commercial improv. Let’s do this! SHOULD I MEMORIZE THE SCRIPT? It doesn’t hurt! However, it’s not uncommon to see the script […]
How To Audition For Commercials: Part 1
This series is for those of you hoping to find a home in the commercial game because they’re certainly a whole other animal than “regular acting.” Auditioning for them is another skill set you’ll need to refine. I’d like to share with you a few lessons I’ve learned over the years while auditioning for commercials. […]
How Many Reels Do You Need?
How many reels do you need, really? Should you have one all-encompassing reel? Or separate ones for comedy & drama? Here are some general guidelines to help you decide. Important note: All agents and managers will have their own preferences, so please ask yours if you’ve got ‘em! If you’re flying solo or they aren’t […]
5 Places To Write (That Aren't Coffee Shops)
Sick of writing at Starbucks with that super-loud jazz blasting in the background? Here are 5 non-coffee shop places to write your masterpiece! Hotel Lobbies Most hotels have free wifi and wide-open lobbies where you can work for hours without being interrupted. Bonus points for a bar-area that offers snacks and cocktails if that’s your […]
How To Get Your Footage From Anywhere
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 […]
Leaving Your Auditions To Chance? Swipe My Checklist!
“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 […]