How to Runway Model

How to Runway Model

Posted by Thac321 on Apr 8, 2014

In this video acting lesson, Ms. Mae Ross  from 3-2-1- Acting school in Los Angeles and two young sisters who are acting students, show you how to runway model, starting with the basic model stance, posture, and the half or “T” turn. In minutes, and with a little practice, you can add modeling basics to your actor’s toolbox! What a great way to supplement or expand beginning careers!  Hi there. And welcome to Top Hollywood Acting Coach dot com. I’m Ms. Mae Ross, and I own 321 Acting Studios here in Los Angeles. And...

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Listening and Reacting are Power on Camera

Listening and Reacting are Power on Camera

Posted by Thac321 on Apr 1, 2014

The camera loves to see actors listening and reacting.  In reality television or on-site news interviews, it’s the living moment that feels so poignant and sincere.  That authenticity and sincerity pulls us in.  Listening and reacting are at the heart of most acting techniques you’ll develop.  In this video acting lesson, master instructor John Walcutt shows how listening and reacting are what the camera loves most.   Hi, this is John Walcutt at 3-2-1- Acting school.  One of the things the camera loves the most is...

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How to Find Your Actor Type

How to Find Your Actor Type

Posted by Thac321 on Mar 27, 2014

In the world of TV and Film, as talented and versatile as you are, when it comes to on-camera acting, you have a type, and likely more than one.  How do you find your actor type?  An actor’s type is the range of characters that actor can reliably play.  Of course you can play roles beyond your “type,” and you may get cast against type once in a while.  When it comes to deciding on headshots or which auditions to prioritize, you want better than once-in-a-while odds on landing the role.  Knowing your acting...

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Parents, help your child actor succeed!

Parents, help your child actor succeed!

Posted by Thac321 on Mar 19, 2014

If you’re the parent of a child or teen actor, there are a lot of things you can do to help your young star prepare and succeed. These days, young athletes and artists alike face challenges of time and stress management. Parents of young achievers often find themselves walking fine lines between parent and teacher, cheerleader and coach. Remember, your child – and casting directors — are watching you. Keep those lines straight and help your child actor succeed and pursue their dreams with these six simple tips! 1. Be...

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How to Succeed in On Camera Hosting – Part One

How to Succeed in On Camera Hosting – Part One

Posted by Thac321 on Mar 10, 2014

There is more on-camera hosting work now than ever before.  Disney, Nickelodeon, and others that cater to children and families often hire children, kids and teens as hosts to better engage their audiences.  Hosts help to put a human face and engaging personality on the products and services companies are trying so hard to perfect and sell.  In this video acting lesson, B.J. Lange from 3-2-1- Acting school for children and teens.  Find out how to succeed in on camera hosting and book more jobs! Hello, I’m B.J. Lange.  I’m...

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How to speak clearly with enunciation exercises for young actors.

How to speak clearly with enunciation exercises for young actors.

Posted by Thac321 on Mar 4, 2014

There are a lot of long words to describe how people talk: pronunciation, enunciation, elocution, articulation, projection.  Being understood is important to everyone.  While Hollywood did have a silent era, the talkies seem here to stay.  One way for young actors to get an edge and stand apart in casting, starting with the first syllable of your slate, is by enunciating, or speaking clearly.  In this video acting lesson, BJ Lange of 3-2-1- Acting Studios explains how to speak clearly with enunciation exercises for young...

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Get the Key to Acing Your Auditions!

Get the Key to Acing Your Auditions!

Posted by Thac321 on Feb 24, 2014

Casting is a tricky job.  Casting Directors use experience and intuition to select actors.  There are also a series of activities built into every audition they use to test actors.  You know the basics.  You get there prepared and on time, perform well, take a note or adjustment…  And that’s when it happens.  The casting director interview.  It’s one of the best opportunities actors ever get make their auditions so unique and unforgettable that they book the job!  Presented by one of 3-2-1- Acting...

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Why On-Camera Actors Need to Know Coverage

Why On-Camera Actors Need to Know Coverage

Posted by Thac321 on Feb 17, 2014

You’ve seen television shows, movies and commercials.  Have you noticed how you’ve seen them?  Everything you watch is built from multiple takes and camera angles, with rare exception.   On-camera actors do best when they understand what kind of shot they’re in and their relationship to camera.  In this video acting lesson, veteran actor and film director John Walcutt discusses why actors need to know coverage and more essential fundamentals of on-camera acting. (Scroll down for key terms and definitions.) Hi, I’m...

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How to add buttons to commercial auditions and book the job!

How to add buttons to commercial auditions and book the job!

Posted by Thac321 on Jan 21, 2014

You’re at an audition.  You know your lines.  You’ve practiced on your own or in your acting class for kids or acting school for teens and young adults.  You’re ready to rock your audition.  Or you just did, and now they tell you to “make it your own.”  Rest easy!  In this free video acting lesson, 3-2-1- Acting school’s own expert acting coach Natasha shows you exactly how to add buttons to commercial auditions and book the job.   Hey there!  My name is Natasha, and I am here at 3-2-1- Acting Studios in the...

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Billing: Opening Credits vs. End Credits

Billing: Opening Credits vs. End Credits

Posted by Thac321 on Jan 16, 2014

Billing is the order in which performers’ names are credited in a film, tv show, play, etc.  Actors, directors, producers and other members of the production may be listed in the main credits (opening credits) or ending credits.  When an actor receives Main Billing, that means that he or she is a large role in the project– a lead or strong supporting character.  They are normally credited at the beginning of a film in the title sequence.  A fun trick to distinguish whether or not an actor has received main billing...

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