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A lot of actors feel a lot of apprehension when they are actually on set, doing a scene, and practicing their craft. This is because, most of the time; they are preoccupied with the performance aspect of acting. The root of this is fear: the...

Many actors swear by Method Acting: an acting technique by which an actor strives to achieve complete emotional identification with their part, usually by evoking a real-life memory to trigger the emotional reaction. While this technique may seem favorable for achieving the proper emotional frame;...

A roller coaster is fun, and we all know the entertainment industry is like a roller coaster: it has its ups and downs.  Therefore, why can't a roller coaster be fun? Sometimes, it’s out of service due to inclement whether or because it needs...

Many actors can act—there’s no question about it.  However, what many actors don’t realize, however, is that, as an actor, not only do you need to act, but you need to react as well, something that is received.  Films are ensemble pieces, as are television...

Actors, let’s talk for a minute about audition nerves.  We all get them—that’s normal.  But how can we overcome the audition nerves in the room, and therefore show the session runners and, ultimately, ourselves, that we can be confident and are the problem to casting’s solutions? Vince Lombardi once stated...

We’ve all seen athletes on TV: a lot of their footage involves seeing them constantly training, exercising, and practicing: sometimes until odd hours of the night, or hours before the crack of dawn. Sometimes, we see them repeating the same motion, like kicking, over and over again. Apparently, this...

There’s an age-old saying that states an actor must make a character his or her own.  Many actors portray real-life individuals, and while they need to have the essence of that real-life human being, audiences do not necessarily enjoy mimicry or elements of being a...

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,...