Self-Tape Equipment

Let me be clear. There are many, many ways to get a good image and good sound in self-tapes. You could go nuts and shoot on a BlackMagic Cinema camera, and use asynchronous sound recording via the top Sennheiser microphones.

Or not. There are ways to get really really good images and sound using very basic,

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What shall we do until the work comes back?

Don’t let working from home stop you from developing as an actor.

We’re offering classes online, to keep your skills and instrument ready for the brave new world.

Make a commitment to yourself.

Use this time well.

And start practicing your self-tape skills now. The new paradigm of auditioning has arrived. Make it second nature.

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thescream“Oh no, I’m nervous.”

“Why do I have to be nervous?”

Nothing seems to chase the nerves away. Meditation, yoga, breathing exercises…Still that sickening feeling.

“My mouth loses control. I trip over words.” Check.
“My memorization goes out the window.” Check.
“I talk too much and say ridiculous things.”

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The Reward of the Work…

The reward of the work is what we become

Often when meeting men and women my own age who are not artists, I’m struck by how unimaginative they are. Their humor is often corny. Their insights shallow or cliche.

But why am I surprised? They haven’t lived in their imaginations. They haven’t been thinking deeply about the films they see. They haven’t been reading widely.

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Playing the Opposite

Are you forcing yourself to fill someone else's form?
As actors we often feel rushed. You get sides today for an audition tomorrow.
And consequently, play the most obvious thing on the page.

Unless we build a habit of considering something different.
This has often been called, “Playing the Opposite,” and, as you know,
it works well most of the time. Sometimes works astonishingly well.

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