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 “Wormhole”: essentially a "shortcut" through the universe—connecting the distant black holes. See, … [Read more...] about Create Your Actor Wormhole
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 OF AN ACTOR WEBSITE There are some great benefits for having your own acting website. The most important of which is that … [Read more...] about Do You Need An Acting Website?
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 available after you crush it in the room. THE STORYBOARD Many times, … [Read more...] about Your Secret Commercial Audition Weapon
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 for the first time when you arrive at the … [Read more...] about How To Audition For Commercials: Part 2
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. WATCH COMMERCIALS I totally get the desire to fast forward through commercial … [Read more...] about How To Audition For Commercials: Part 1
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 giving you clear direction, this one’s for you. WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR … [Read more...] about How Many Reels Do You Need?