Acting From All Angles

Why Is Acting Important?

It can be easy to take actors and acting for granted. We often think of the acting profession as a privileged type of opportunity rather than an occupation that requires

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Benefits Of Online Acting Classes

With the shift to remote learning and web-based interactions, it is natural to question whether online acting classes can be beneficial in the same way in-person training is.  Of course,

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Are Acting Classes Helpful?

Acting is an art form, and actors are talented artists. Are actors born with an innate talent for performance, or is it a learned skill? If acting is a learned

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Content Creation

Write Your Own Stuff!

I totally second TMFA’s Wendy Alane Wrights’ suggestion to WRITE YOUR OWN STUFF! I have been MIA for the last week on social media because of a project I wrote, produced, and

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Acting From All Angles

Good Acting: What Is It and What Isn’t It?

Here’s the thing, if you are reading this there’s a huge chance that you are human. And that means you 100% understand honest human behavior AND you’re well versed in it.

That’s GREAT news.

Now all we have to do is get you to allow your humanity to sally forth while under imaginary circumstances.

Aye, there’s the rub . . . Read more . . .

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Acting From All Angles

The Real way to get a GREAT Agent! (Shocking Content Enclosed!)

I talk to a lot of actors. Training them, helping them find their way, understanding their needs and burning desires.

One question that comes up a lot is: “How do I get a better agent?” (So I can book more work and get more fulfillment as an actor, etc.)

I really started thinking about that and what came to me was not the usual – Network! Send out postcards! Get referrals! All of those can be helpful to a point but what you really want to do is – – –

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Appearance

Impulses & the Actor

As a human being your are chalk full of impulses.

But as an actor you may be shutting those off – which will make your acting seem stilted and disconnected, not to mention make the camera yawn.

What are impulses, exactly anyway? And how do we learn to rely on them like Tilda Swinton, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and other great actors do?

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Acting From All Angles

Your Emotions Basket

Actors and emotions – they go hand in hand. Every artist has an instrument – piano, paint and canvas, pen and paper. Art is supposed to make the observer FEEL.

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Acting From All Angles

Listening & the Actor

As an actor you hear it all the time – “Listen!”

But what does that mean exactly? You hear the words your scene partner is saying. You’re familiar with the scene. So what more is there?

A lot more.

Listening isn’t exactly the best word to describe what they are talking about with this aspect of acting. Being present with, responding to, connecting with and allowing yourself to be moved by – your partner – those phrases better catch what we’re after . . . [more]

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Acting From All Angles

Do Online Acting Classes Work?

Right now we’re all in lock down from the coronavirus pandemic. So we’re going online a lot more. The question is, can we find what we need for acting training

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