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Staying in Character (Video Acting Lesson)

Staying in Character (Video Acting Lesson)

Posted by Jody Lindke on Sep 29, 2014

Take a great audition tip—staying in character is a big way seasoned actors stand apart from beginners. You can give your auditions and career a huge competitive edge by staying in character, especially in those all-important spaces between your lines. Take a look at this video of teens applying this audition tip, staying in character, in their kids acting class in Los Angeles:   When actors are cast in any role, they often go through their script and count their lines with the assumption the more lines, the more important...

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Reacting – Great Kids Acting Warm-up Game! (Video Acting Lesson)

Reacting – Great Kids Acting Warm-up Game! (Video Acting Lesson)

Posted by Jody Lindke on Sep 25, 2014

Try this out! This great kids acting warm-up game is fast, fun, and easy for children and adults, especially to do together! If you’re a young actor or a parent of a child actor, watch this video acting lesson to learn this great audition warm-up technique that works in the car, at home, with other actors, or with friends! Check it out: Just like athletes warm up before playing sports and musicians before a concert, actors do better when they warm up their “instruments” before any performance. Every actor’s instrument has...

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What’s an Actor Stage Name?

What’s an Actor Stage Name?

Posted by Jody Lindke on Sep 8, 2014

Not all actors need or use stage names or screen names.  What’s an actor stage name?  An actor stage name is like a pen name or nom de plume for writers.  An actor stage name is a pseudonym actors use for themselves professionally that is different from their birth or legal name.   What’s in a Stage Name?    Sometimes actors go so far as to legally change their names for work.  However, actors can use and register stage names without ever legally changing their names in court.  In fact, some actors...

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How to Slate On Camera Auditions (Video Acting Lesson)

How to Slate On Camera Auditions (Video Acting Lesson)

Posted by Jody Lindke on Aug 25, 2014

What does it mean when casting says, “go ahead and slate,” and how do you do it? Learning how to slate on camera auditions will help you stand out and look utterly cast-able! Watch this video acting lesson with examples and read on to get called back more and book acting jobs! Origins of the Slate Before video, picture and sound were always recorded on two different media by two different machines, so picture and sound had to be matched up to run in sync. Picture was recorded to film, which you’ve probably seen before. Sound...

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How to Enter and Exit Auditions (Video Acting Lesson)

How to Enter and Exit Auditions (Video Acting Lesson)

Posted by Jody Lindke on Aug 20, 2014

Knowing how to enter and exit auditions will make a great first impression with casting directors! Entering and exiting properly says that you know what you’re doing, you pay attention to detail, and you’re easy to work with. Having working credits looks great on an actor’s resume. Taking acting classes or having actor training on your resume says you’re serious about being a working actor. Showing that you know what to do and how to behave in and out of auditions is just as important. An audition is more than what you do...

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Why Self-Submissions Are Great for Young Actors!

Why Self-Submissions Are Great for Young Actors!

Posted by Jody Lindke on Aug 11, 2014

Why self-submissions are great for young actors starts with the fact that a lot of casting that used to be done in person is now done digitally. Online casting websites, online casting services and chat boards… Even auditions are being held digitally.  Embrace this change!  You can make self submission work for young actors when you know why digital or recorded auditions are actually great opportunities!   Casting sees your best! When you submit yourself digitally for a role, you get MORE THAN ONE TAKE!  If you’re...

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On Set Manners for Child Actors Video Lesson

On Set Manners for Child Actors Video Lesson

Posted by Jody Lindke on Aug 6, 2014

Being on set is a huge opportunity! Make the most of your time on set!  Parents can help their child actors fit in, feel good, and get asked back with this simple on set manners for child actors video lesson.  Take a look, and read more below! Actors of all ages do best on set when they know what to expect.  There’s nothing better than getting along well with the cast and crew.  Manners work to smooth the way with friends, acquaintances and strangers. Manners are about  demonstrating consideration of...

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How to Be a Good Reader for Self-Taped Auditions — Video Lesson

How to Be a Good Reader for Self-Taped Auditions — Video Lesson

Posted by Jody Lindke on Jul 27, 2014

When you’re auditioning with a script that has more than one speaking role, you’ll need to work with a reader.  How to be a good reader for self-taped auditions is different from being a good scene partner.  If you’re reading for someone else or taping an audition scene, a Reader’s role is important and can greatly affect the outcome of an actor’s audition.  Take a look at this video lesson and learn how to be a good reader, and learn what to look for in the readers you use.  With these great acting tips...

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How to Get Good Self-Taped Audition Videos

How to Get Good Self-Taped Audition Videos

Posted by Jody Lindke on Jul 14, 2014

More than ever, actors new and experienced are being asked by casting directors to submit “tape” or “self-taped” recordings of their audition pieces. There are professional recording services available if you have the time and money.  Or you can learn how to get good self-taped audition videos with these simple tips. In some ways, good self-taped audition videos are becoming a new industry standard, as common and important as a good headshot. Add these few simple tips to your actor’s toolbox to showcase...

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How To Choose Great Monologues for Kids

How To Choose Great Monologues for Kids

Posted by Jody Lindke on Jun 30, 2014

Knowing how to choose great monologues for kids can tip the scales in your direction with talent agents and casting directors alike!  Whether you’re looking for yourself or your child, if you choose great monologues for kids and teens, you give them an extra advantage.  A great monologue is like an ideal frame, and it helps define and show off the talent within.  Check out this video acting lesson from veteran actor and acting coach at 3-2-1- Acting school for kids and teens in Los Angeles, and help your child actor get...

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