Actorsiter Ethan Lee joins Actorsiter Amandla Stenberg in the new comedy called MR. ROBINSON airing on NBC NETWORK. EXCELENTE, ETHAN! We loved you in the MORTAL KOMBAT Movie…great martial arts moves!
We loved you as RUE in the first HUNGER GAMES movie….too bad they killed you off…I cried!
A huge shout out to Ashley Fuss, guest starring on CSI this last week. She’s been busy since her studies at the Actorsite, with guest roles on shows like THE MIDDLE on ABC, THE FOSTERS on ABC FAMILY, LAB RATS on DISNEY XD, CRIMINAL MINDS, and dozens of other shows! She’s rockin’ out. Watch her in the hit show KC UNDERCOVER starring Zendaya, too!
Actorsiter Jack Griffo continues to SOAR. His musical performances are rockin’ his YOUTUBE channel, plus the show THE THUNDERMANS is continuing to entertain us!
He’s rockin, you can follow him on twitter @littlejgriffo . SUPER!
Remember, if you want to study acting at the Actorsite, like Jack Griffo, then come join us for a free trial class.
Actorsiter Jake Short will be in Galveston, TX on December 29 with RADIO DISNEY to sign fan autographs and say hello. Tell him you are an Actor and coming to Hollywood for Pilot Season. He first came to the Actorsite over 7 years ago, with a SUPER work ethic and tons of talent and he put it to work and has found success.
He gives back in many ways and never asks for recognition. One of the ways he gives back is through the the FAMOUS FONE FRIENDS organization.
I remember when A. N. T. Farm was first on the air and it was a SUPER HIT, but Jake stayed humble and felt blessed. It might be because of his strong religious beliefs. As it says on his website: “The only people who are truly lost, are the people who haven’t found Jesus.” His website is http://thejakeshort.com .
And now, he’s starring on the DISNEY XD hit show MIGHTY MED with fellow Actorsiter Paris Berelc, and he continues to make us laugh and inspire us with his talent.
He’s also an outstanding athlete, so check out his website for more.
His website is http://thejakeshort.com and his twitter is @thejakeshort . Follow him and enjoy.
The "Jack Turnbull Method" means that each young actor is taught to bring EVERYTHING to the table when auditioning. Each of our coaches is trained to teach each young actor to bring several elements to the AUDITION PERFORMANCE. Not only do we TEACH these important lessons, we also have the kids and teens PRACTICE them regularly, in our "FAST TRACK" program. Young actors can stay sharp by attend once a week or MORE. As many as FOUR OR FIVE TIMES PER WEEK! http://www.actorsite.com/fast-track/ So here's some tips to share with young actors, when auditioning. Do You Bring EVERYTHING to the table?--- Do you bring all of your acting training and experience to the table? Or do you leave it home when you go in to a casting session. These are skills that we both LEARN and PRACTICE regularly at the Actorsite. For young actors: 1. Do you approach each audition working out a "moment before" for your character, even if it's just a word or two, or a silent moment. Remember, any scene is a MOMENT IN TIME, and that MOMENT IN TIME is preceded by OTHER MOMENTS. We regularly practice using the moment before in our FAST TRACK CLASSES, so each young actor in our classes is prepared when they audition! Using the "moment before" in an audition ensures a great beginning to your audition. 2. Do you establish a strong character for your audition? All roles are written for CHARACTERS, not by actors just saying the words or doing the action. Establish your CHARACTER PRIOR to walking into the room! So many actors are called in and then bring THE MOST BORING PART OF THEMSELVES. DON'T fall into the trap of "THEY WANT ME". They NEVER WANT YOU. They want an interesting character that TELLS THE STORY. Look at all of the successful actors. THEY ARE CHARACTERS both privately and on film! BE A CHARACTER! Better yet, have a choice of two or three or more that you can bring to the table. Our "FAST TRACK" classes encourage each young actor to establish a strong character with each scene they practice. So, be sure to bring a STRONG CHARACTER TO THE TABLE. 3. Do you respect the story ARC. Even if your scene has just ONE LINE, even if you are just a couple of seconds in a commercial, you are part of a STORY ARC, bring SOMETHING INTERESTING to help complete the arc. DON'T BE LAZY...DO YOUR HOMEWORK... When you get your sides, are you in the TEAZER in the beginning of the show? (That's page one or two) or are you on page 17 or page 43...Remember most TV scripts are around 45 pages in length...Be aware of your WHERE YOU ARE IN THE STORY and bring elements that will help complete the story! 4. EVERY PERFORMANCE HAS A BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END, EVEN ONE WORD. Complete your performance. ONE SECOND can contain all of those elements! Most TV scenes are one to two minutes in length, so whether the scene whips to a new scene or cuts to commercial, it will have a complete arc. Beginning, middle end. 5. Do you have THREE different ways to perform the audition. I used to recommend 5 different ways, but because kids are so busy, try to have at least three different ways. Simply put, if you you have three different ways, you are more likely to be able to take the direction if you inspire them to direct you in the room. My suggestion: Find a way you feel is comfortable, then also practice it much BIGGER, even HUGE so that if they give you the "more" direction on any part of your performance, you can take the direction and run with it. And, also practice a much SMALLER version, where they might say "more natural" so you bring it down a little. Remember, they usually have a hard time getting you BIG enough for the scene, but also, you need to be able to do it SMALL sometimes too. LOUDER, SOFTER, HIGHER, LOWER, FASTER SLOWER. Have at least THREE different ways to do the audition. That's what we practice at the Actorsite. 6. Do you FIND A BUTTON at the end of your audition. ALWAYS find a way to complete your performance. STICK THE LANDING and make sure you show your confidence. Finish on an interesting BUTTON and HOLD on it for one second (sometimes more) Remember, they are always casting the close up. HOLD IT for an extra SECOND!!! Give casting time to see you are finished...It's important that you STAY IN CHARACTER UNTIL YOU LEAVE THE ROOM. Young artists are LUCKY, because adult actors will study for years and years after graduating from theater school, and yet, they never learn this stuff. Most young Actorsiters are qualified to TEACH in COLLEGE because they have the skills that most college trained actors never achieve, the skill to BOOK in HOLLYWOOD! All the best, Jack Turnbull Actorsite.com
I’ve put together three challenging lessons for ACTORS of ALL AGES (Particularly KIDS/TEENS) to practice to prepare for AUDITION SKILLS. It’s all free, so just fill out the form below and you’ll receive three short challenging lessons to practice so you are SHARP and READY TO BOOK those auditions….
By Coach Jack Turnbull
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” John F. Kennedy
This Thanksgiving, while we are settling down for our family holiday dinner, I wanted to remind you that we at the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club are thankful for you and here are just a few reasons:
1. You are a remarkable person. You respect creativity and enjoy being creative and you also show support for your fellow creatives. If you are a parent of a creative, you not only show support, but provide support while that creative artist fulfills their destiny—to build a solid Hollywood career.
2. You encourage us to be our best. You not only encourage us, you challenge us to constantly bring our “A” game to each class and event, so that we provide a launching pad to each young artist who attends.
3. You stick with us. Many of you on this list have been on it for 5 years or more, and you continue to participate in our events and programs over the years.
4. You share your successes. In fact, sometimes I am overwhelmed by the successes of our students, so it’s always a fantastic joy to hear about your successes.
5. You always keep growing. Each of you keeps growing and learning and challenging us in new ways.
So today, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I just want to send to you that we are thankful for YOU.
All the best,
Jack Turnbull, Actorsite.com, awesomeactingclub.com,