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Philippine Fundraiser: Headshot Special

IMG_4580Dear Readers,

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…

She’ll shoot 30 frames of super high-quality digital photography.IMG_4581

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 actorsite.support@gmail.com .

All the best,

Jack Turnbull
Actorsite.com

Do this today and your career will SOAR.

JACKNEWActing is a muscle, you have to work it out…

Dear Readers,

Today, I want to remind you that with all of the pop acting
advice out there, that the FUNDAMENTALS of building a career
never change.

So I’ll give you a basic list to remind you what to focus
on first.

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
clearly.

If they can’t understand you, they can’t hire you.

Some free voice warmups here:

http://www.actorsite.com/2013/09/some-voice-and-diction-exercises/

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
level.

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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

http://awesomeactingclub.wildapricot.org/events?eventId=785303

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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
TO ENTERTAIN.

4. Write ONE MINUTE MONOLOGUES about every subject imaginable.

Suggestions: BREAKFAST, TRAFFIC, RESTAURANT FOOD, FRIENDS, RELATIVES,
RELATIONSHIPS, etc…

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!

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TV DRAMA CASTING DIRECTOR SCOTT DAVID
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 at 1 pm.
Bring Two Copies of your TV DRAMA SCENE

http://awesomeactingclub.wildapricot.org/events?eventId=690335

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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,

Jack Turnbull
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.

SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE!

As seen on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD,  THE TODAY SHOW, SHOWBIZ MOMS AND DADS and OPRAH!

Actorsite Presents: Coach Kimberly Crandall’s Sketch Comedy BOOT CAMP, November 2 – 3, 2013.

THREE FUN AND EXCITING SKETCH COMEDY TRAINING SESSIONS, PLUS AN INDUSTRY SHOWCASE!

SESSION 1: SATURDAY, NOV 2, 10 am to 1 pm.
SESSION 2: SATURDAY, NOV 2, 2 pm to 5 pm.
SESSION 3: SUNDAY, NOV 3, 10 am to 1 pm.

THEN A SUPER SHOWCASE FOR INDUSTRY AT 3 pm on SUNDAY. Be sure to INVITE YOUR AGENT AND MANAGER so they can GET EXCITED ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE!

You’ll ROCK into PILOT SEASON!

DATE: NOVEMBER 2 -3, 2013.
COST: $299 (Many Lesser Showcases are $499 and up)
Ages: 9 years and up.
CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

LOCATION: ACTORSITE YOUNG HOLLYWOOD SPACE
5512 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
(818) 442-9400 OR SEND TO actorsite.support@gmail.com

Successful Los Angeles acting coach KIMBERLY CRANDALL has been seen coaching on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, THE TODAY SHOW, SHOWBIZ MOM’S & DAD’S, OPRAH, is featured in the book “ACTING IS EVERYTHING” and was named one of the top coaches in Los Angeles in casting director Bonnie Gillespie’s weekly Actors Access column. Kimberly stimulates imaginations and creativity of young performers in Los Angeles teaching the fundamentals of acting along with an understanding of the entertainment industry. Guiding actors of all ages to strive to reach their full potential by instilling the tools necessary and confidence for them to persevere and always do their best.

Join Winners When You TRAIN at

ACTORSITE’S AWESOME ACTING CLUB!
Congratulations to some of our ACTORSITE SUCCESS STORIES:

Holly Taylor, starring in THE AMERICANS on FX – Paris Berelc, starring in “MIGHTY MED” on DISNEY – Jack Griffo starring on “THE THUNDERMANS” on NICK – Addison Reicke, Starring on “THE THUNDERMANS” on NICK – Austin North, Starring on “I DIDN’T DO IT” on DISNEY – Piper Curda, Starring on “I DIDN’T DO IT” on Disney – Donis Leonard, Jr., Starring on “HOUSE OF LIES” on SHOWTIME – Mateus Ward, Starring on “HOSTAGES” on CBS – Chandler Riggs, Starring on “THE WALKING DEAD” on AMC – McCarry McCausland, starring on “ARMY WIVES” on LIFETIME – Connor Christie, starring on “ARMY WIVES” on LIFETIME – Brittany Snow, Starring in FEATURES, and BEN AND KATE on FOX – Skyler Gisondo, starring on “PSYCH”, Features, and MIDDLE AGE RAGE on ABC – Cayden Boyd, Film Star of “SHARK BOY AND LAVA GIRL” plus TV – Kelsey Chow, Starring on “PAIR OF KINGS” for DISNEY XD – Tiffany Espensen, starring on “BUCKET AND SKINNER” on NICK – Jake Short, starring on “ANT FARM” and “MIGHTY MED” on DISNEY – Stefanie Scott, starring on “ANT FARM” on DISNEY – Aedin Mincks, starring on “ANT FARM” on DISNEY – Cameron Palatas, starring on “ANT FARM” and a new series on MTV – Adam Irigoyen, starring on “SHAKE IT UP” on DISNEY – Kenton Duty, starring on “SHAKE IT UP” on DISNEY – Davis Cleveland, starring on “SHAKE IT UP” on DISNEY – Hailee Steinfeld, star of “TRUE GRIT” and “ROMEO AND JULIET”  – Victoria Justice, TV and Recording star. – Sarah Ramos, starring on “PARENTHOOD”  – Savannah Rae, starring on “PARENTHOOD” – Scout Taylor-Compton, FEATURE FILM STAR – Ashley Rickards, starring in “AWKWARD” on MTV – Jillian Rose Reed, Starring in “AWKWARD” on MTV – Caitlin Carmichael, starring in Stephen King Miniseries. – Jason Dolley, starring in “GOOD LUCK, CHARLIE” and FEATURES – Sterling Knight, starring on “SO RANDOM” and features – Charlie McDermott, starring on “THE MIDDLE” and features and dozens of other young successful actors!

Some Voice and Diction Exercises

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…

ENJOY!

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School Fund Raisers

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

Help raise money for your school.

When you enroll in the ACTORSITE AWESOME ACTING CLUB, 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:

  • Yearly Platinum: $100
  • Yearly Gold: $50
  • Monthly Platinum: $50
  • Monthly Gold: $25

Then MONTHLY,  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 actorsite.support@gmail.com .

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.

NICE!

We love to support education in our school system.

Here is info on our FAST TRACK PRO classes.

All the best,

Jack Turnbull

Congratulations to some of our ACTORSITE SUCCESS STORIES:Holly Taylor, starring in THE AMERICANS on FX
Paris Berelc, starring in “MIGHTY MED” on DISNEY

Jack Griffo starring on “THE THUNDERMANS” on NICK
Addison Reicke, Starring on “THE THUNDERMANS” on NICK
Austin North, Starring on “I DIDN’T DO IT” on DISNEY
Piper Curda, Starring on “I DIDN’T DO IT” on Disney
Donis Leonard, Jr., Starring on “HOUSE OF LIES” on SHOWTIME
Mateus Ward, Starring on “HOSTAGES” on CBS
Chandler Riggs, Starring on “THE WALKING DEAD” on AMC
McCarry McCausland, starring on “ARMY WIVES” on LIFETIME
Connor Christie, starring on “ARMY WIVES” on LIFETIME
Brittany Snow, Starring in FEATURES, and BEN AND KATE on FOX
Skyler Gisondo, starring on “PSYCH”, Features, and MIDDLE AGE RAGE on ABC
Cayden Boyd, Film Star of “SHARK BOY AND LAVA GIRL” plus TV
Kelsey Chow, Starring on “PAIR OF KINGS” for DISNEY XD
Tiffany Espensen, starring on “BUCKET AND SKINNER” on NICK
Jake Short, starring on “ANT FARM” and “MIGHTY MED” on DISNEY
Stefanie Scott, starring on “ANT FARM” on DISNEY
Aedin Mincks, starring on “ANT FARM” on DISNEY
Cameron Palatas, starring on “ANT FARM” and a new series on MTV
Adam Irigoyen, starring on “SHAKE IT UP” on DISNEY
Kenton Duty, starring on “SHAKE IT UP” on DISNEY
Davis Cleveland, starring on “SHAKE IT UP” on DISNEY
Hailee Steinfeld, star of “TRUE GRIT” and FEATURES
Victoria Justice, TV and Recording star.
Brittany Snow, starring on “HARRY’S  LAW” and FEATURES
Sarah Ramos, starring on “PARENTHOOD”
Savannah Rae, starring on “PARENTHOOD”
Scout Taylor-Compton, FEATURE FILM STAR
Ashley Rickards, starring in “AWKWARD” on MTV
Jillian Rose Reed, Starring in “AWKWARD” on MTV
Caitlin Carmichael, starring in Stephen King Miniseries.
Jason Dolley, starring in “GOOD LUCK, CHARLIE” and FEATURES
Sterling Knight, starring on “SO RANDOM” and features.
Charlie McDermott, starring on “THE MIDDLE” and features
and dozens of other young successful actors!

FILM/TV Casting Director

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TV Casting Director Amy Reece w/Perry-Reece Casting
This workshop is a “Mock Audition” Format Class.
Amy Reece is the co owner of Perry/Reece Casting. Amy has a background in acting, so she knows what it takes to make your auditions work! Her office is known for casting Movie of the Week’s and they are always casting several of them! A few she has cast are ELEVATOR GIRL, FAREWELL MR. KRINGLE, and BACKYARD WEDDING.

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!!!

AWESOME WEDNESDAY

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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!

  • 5 pm to 6 pm: Age 8 and under (MOCK AUDITION, So Parents Will Stay in the Waiting Room)
  • 6 pm to 7 pm: Ages 9 to 12
  • 7 pm to 8:30 pm: TEENS

 

  • Actorsite AWESOME Acting Classes
  • 5512 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
  • Actorsite.support@gmail.com

 

 

Anger, Fear and Crying on Cue

“EMOTIONS INTENSIVE” 


Young actors learn to harness their “emotional availability” in this POWERFUL class.

Acting Coach Kimberly Crandall

“EMOTIONS INTENSIVE” taught by Hollywood Coach Kimberly Crandall
Has your child ever needed to cry on cue for an audition?   Or reach a high level of fear for a scene?  Or express a wide range of levels of anger…  Then don’t miss out on this powerful intensive!!
The class will cover the following:
* crying on cue
* different emotional levels and how to show range
* learning how to make strong emotional choices
* how to help auditions stand out
* how to access real vulnerability
* expressing deep feelings
Sunday June 16th
10:00 – 2:00 (Snacks will be provided)
space is limited
Pre-teens and Teens
ABOUT KIMBERLY

Kimberly is a successful acting teacher and private coach in Los Angeles.  She has been seen coaching on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, THE TODAY SHOW, SHOWBIZ MOM’S & DAD’S and OPRAH.  And she is featured in the book “ACTING IS EVERYTHING” by Judy Kerr.

As an accomplished actor in her own right she has had roles on GOSSIP GIRL, 90210, CRIMINAL MINDS, ER, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS AND PASSIONS, as well as several commercials and independent films.  She is also a writer/director/producer and has had several of her short films receive recognition at film festivals.

Kimberly has a real gift with child, teen and adult actors, an ability to pull their best acting out of them while making it the most fun and encouraging experience they can have, teaching indispensable skills to create growth and mastery of their craft. She focuses on guiding actors to strive to reach their full potential by instilling the tools necessary AND confidence for them to persevere and always do their best.

Kimberly’s students have worked on television shows such as TWO AND A HALF MEN, A.N.T. FARM, SHAKE IT UP, CRIMINAL MINDS, TRUE BLOOD, THE MENTALIST, FIRST FAMILY, HART OF DIXIE, LEVERAGE, SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER, DEXTER, RIZZOLI & ISLES, CSI MIAMI, iCARLY, CSI, GREYS ANATOMY, CSI NEW YORK, NCIS,  PYSCH, HOUSE, IN PLAIN SIGHT, BUCKET AND SKINNER, ZEKE AND LUTHER, CHUCK, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, LIE TO ME, ZOEY 101, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE OC, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, WIZZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, GHOST WHISPERER, HANNA MONTANA, 7TH HEAVEN, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS…

In feature films such as the upcoming Superman reboot THE MAN OF STEEL, 300 SEQUEL, ENDER’S GAME, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN, as well as KICK-ASS 2, AVATAR, HOP, BATTLE LOS ANGELES, BAD TEACHER, THE THREE STOOGES, FOUR CHRISTMASES, DREAMGIRLS, BAG OF BONES, THE TRANSPORTER 2, REPO MEN, DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR, FREAKY FRIDAY, THE BANGER SISTERS, BIG FAT LIAR…