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As you know, my wife Jessa is from the Philippines. Her family in Manila is fine.
Her grandparents, though are in dire need of assistance.
Her paternal grandparents in Visayas had their property destroyed, felling hundreds of coconut trees and killing all of their pigs, so her family, the grandparents, the aunts and uncles, cousins, etc., are left with no way of making a living or raising food.
Her maternal grandparents in Bicol, who were very poor to begin with, have lost their house and the entire family is devastated. So there is another set of uncles, aunts, and cousins who are need of assistance.
So here’s what Jessa is doing.
As you may already know, she shoots killer headshots, so she is offering a special so she can send money to her relatives.
She will shoot a ONE LOOK HEADSHOT SESSION for $50 cash. You can see a couple of samples of Venise here.
To prepare: Be sure to wear contrasting colors, usually dark colors. Layered is good. So throw a sweater or jacket on top.
Be sure to come with a clean face and, if you need makeup, bring all of your makeup. Also bring all the things to fix your hair, etc…
We’ll upload to SHOOTPROOF.COM so you can see your prints and make your choices.
Each print will be $15 to order the original digital copy or $50 for the entire set. That way, you only pay for what you download, rather than getting dozens of shots you don’t like or don’t need.
She’ll be shooting MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY (5 pm to 7 pm) and SATURDAY 10am to 5 pm) next week.
For more info send to email@example.com .
All the best,
Today, I want to remind you that with all of the pop acting
advice out there, that the FUNDAMENTALS of building a career
So I’ll give you a basic list to remind you what to focus
1. Practice Clear Speech. Every day it’s important to warm up the lips
the tongue, the teeth, and your entire mouth so that you speak
If they can’t understand you, they can’t hire you.
Some free voice warmups here:
FOUR MINUTES A DAY of speech practice will ensure that you speak
MUCH MORE CLEARLY when you are in character and being creative.
2. COLD READING PRACTICE: Today (and every day) take some text and
read it OUT LOUD and make it real and natural. If you are student,
then take any of your textbooks and read it OUT LOUD in a natural
voice and make is sound like you are SAYING and not READING.
Acting is not reading, reading is not acting.
COLD READING is not READING, it is ACTING!
5 to 10 minutes of this every day will work wonders on your overall skill
TV DRAMA/FEATURE FILM CASTING DIRECTOR WORKSHOP:
Casting Director RUSSEL BOAST from Pagano/Mannwiller Casting
THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2:00 pm
BRING TWO COPIES OF YOUR TV DRAMA SCENE TO READ WITH A READER
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3. Practice scenes in a class or with your acting friends. Always
have scenes available that you can pull at the drop of a hat, in case
you get a chance to showcase. Comedy is always best, but a good
dramedy works too. Short scene are more effective than long scenes.
TV scenes rarely go over 3 minutes, so limit your scenes to 2-3 minutes.
A Band practices songs so they can connect and play together, Actors can practice
scenes with the same intent, to CONNECT and PLAY together. MOST IMPORTANTLY
4. Write ONE MINUTE MONOLOGUES about every subject imaginable.
Suggestions: BREAKFAST, TRAFFIC, RESTAURANT FOOD, FRIENDS, RELATIVES,
Make them specific and full of detail and have a beginning, middle and
end. Clock them at 50 seconds so when you perform and (hopefully) slow down, you
can bring them in under a minute. Don’t go for laughs, go for entertainment.
5. Refine your VEIN OF GOLD as far as the characters you play.
Write monologues for your characters…and record them and put them up
on YOUTUBE or just show to your friends.
Got a super interesting character, make a YOUTUBE CHANNEL and update
it once a week with new videos.
5. Practice shooting scenes on your phone. First, do the scene with one
person holding the phone, then the other, then get a friend to do the TWO shot
while you perform the scene.
Then practice clipping the scenes together. If the performers are within 2
feet of the phone, you will get great sound.
Add a little music and you have a scene recorded!
TV DRAMA CASTING DIRECTOR SCOTT DAVID
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 1 pm.
Bring Two Copies of your TV DRAMA SCENE
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6. Walk, run, play sports, get physical EVERY DAY. Your body is
your instrument, you have to practice with it. Challenge yourself
to make your instrument stronger and more flexible.
NOW GET BUSY!
KEEP ROCKING YOUR SKILLS! THEN HOLLYWOOD WILL FIND YOU!
All the best,
Actorsite.com’s AWESOME ACTING CLUB
In Association with ONE ON ONE PRODUCTIONS, who refined the
ONE ON ONE Interview with Agents, Casting Directors, and
Producers for the past 30 years.
Take one minute to SPEAK MORE CLEARLY so that when you go to do your scene, you are clearly understood.
These must be done OUT LOUD to train the lips, the teeth, the tongue and to practice breathing properly when speaking.
Do them as loud as you dare when riding in the car or at home or in the park…
Dear Parents and Young Actors,
Help raise money for your school.
From now until the end of SEPTEMBER, any new GOLD or PLATINUM enrollments in our “FAST TRACK PRO” classes will be asked for the name of their school.
Those schools who participate will be given a one time cash bonus to use for educational purposes using this formula:
At the end of SEPTEMBER we will administer the program and send out the checks to the schools.
If you wish for us to come to your school and do a slide presentation explaining our program and the fund-raising aspects, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This is limited to NEW ENROLLMENTS ONLY, so be sure to bring in those kids from your school who are interested in Acting in TV and FILMS.
We love to support education in our school system.
All the best,
Holly Taylor, starring in THE AMERICANS on FX
Paris Berelc, starring in “MIGHTY MED” on DISNEY
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She’s busy casting a EPISODIC TV SHOW for the HALLMARK Channel based on a best selling book series with tons of kids and teens roles in them, so we are excited to hear about this from her and how her casting process works.
This is an awesome chance for our young actors to spend quality time with a very active casting director!
Perry / Reece Casting most recently cast over 30 movies-of-the-week and a miniseries. Since Amy Reece started their careers as actresses, actors who come to workshops will learn from an actress who has been in their shoes. This is a must see office…they are ALWAYS casting!!!
Wednesdays, we have ON-CAMERA CLASS w/Acting Coach Kimberly Crandall.
Bring your A-GAME and enjoy!
We’ll be working on TV DRAMA/FEATURE FILM casting, so come ready to ROCK!