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06 Dec Trauma–Free Acting

The beauty of a watching a good acting performance is that you can live vicariously through the character being played on the screen. A good performance allows you to “feel” what the character is feeling: the tension, the anger, the melancholy, the desperation, the joy,...

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02 Dec Playing a Sitcom

“When you’re [playing] a sitcom effectively, you almost need to treat them like a play. Not exactly, but almost.” – Brad Heller COMEDY AND THE INDUSTRY In an industry filled with multiple genres, techniques, and styles, there is always one specific style or technique that clicks...

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26 Nov The Choices We Make

Every day in our lives, we make choices. The choices we make shape the next steps of our day, our week, our year, our lives. Making decisions is important, but sometimes we forget the need to make choices when performing a character, making...

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27 Apr Understanding the Style You’re Playing In

As pilot season approaches quickly, auditions happen in droves. Agents, managers, casting directors, and many other entertainment professionals involved in the casting and submission process are overworked, overwhelmed, yet still get their job done in the highest degree of professionalism possible. Casting directors...

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12 Mar Give Yourself a Place to Fall From

Many times, an actor has to do multiple takes of a scene before moving on, and sometimes it’s not the performer’s fault more than it is anyone else’s, such as the crew. Whoever needs a retake, it is absolutely impossible to duplicate or repeat...

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27 Feb THE GODFATHER PRINCIPLE

In the industry today, times are changing. The power is shifting, and people will lower status are becoming the ones in power. Whatever the case is, world views are ever-evolving, and the film industry specifically is drastically changing all at once—but there’s something...

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03 Sep Nicos Christou

Nicos got a callback for The Little Rascals. It's a Universal Feature Film. He auditioned for two parts, Butch and Woim. They are the bullies in the movie...

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15 Aug Kristoforo Askins

Mr. Heller is an absolutely amazing teacher that will not only take your acting skill to another level that you could never imagine, but will also guide and help you in your career and development as a human being. He is a true Sensei of...

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