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How to Get the Best from Your Actors Headshots

How to Get the Best from Your Actors Headshots   Taking the Stress Out of Headshots Headshots can be an unusually stressful affair in the acting profession. Like an audition, we often experience them like a make or break moment, and also like an audition, our innate need for validation is often triggered leaving us …

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Why Actor’s NEED Script Analysis

Our job as actors, is less about making ourselves feel than making the audience feel and we do this primarily by attempting to affect the other person in the scene. In a sense acting is about trying to affect change. In order to do that we need to know what to DO, not what to feel.

Actors – Lower Your Expectations

Actors, it is time to lower your expectations. Let me be clear here, lower your ‘expectations’ not your ‘aspirations’. Having a goal is a tool best used to make things into a kind of game, not a competition

Actor’s New Year’s Resolutions

“New year’s resolutions for actors are a good thing. The secret is you have to treat them as a commitment, and work failure into the equation.” Want to know the secrets to setting successful New Year’s resolutions?

What’s the BEST Acting Technique?

Ever wondered which Acting Technique is the BEST? Want to know how to choose the best acting technique for you and get the most out of whichever one you do choose?

Why am i NOT ‘In-the-Moment’?

Most actors began their journey by getting high. This ‘flowing’ state of consciousness is the holy grail experience of acting. But it needn’t be as elusive as it often seems.

When Acting Techniques Breakdown

What do we do when acting techniques breakdown? And is there any point in learning them in the first place? In this post, Dan explores the usefulness and limitations of Acting Techniques and how to make them work for you.

Artists are NOT Entertainers

The main goal of the artist or performer is not to entertain. This is a misunderstanding borne of ignorance. It is not to simply help an audience escape its reality. This is in fact the opposite of the artist’s role.

Why Do We Imagine?

Why do we have imagination? What’s it for? And how can we use it to further our acting?

Getting Rid of Self-Consciousness

What is self-consciousness? Why do we have it? And more importantly, how do we get rid of it?

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How to Get the Best from Your Actors Headshots

How to Get the Best from Your Actors Headshots   Taking the Stress Out of Headshots Headshots can be an unusually stressful affair in the acting profession. Like an audition, we often experience them like a make or break moment, and also like an audition, our innate need for validation is often triggered leaving us …

How to Get the Best from Your Actors Headshots Read More »

Why Actor’s NEED Script Analysis

Our job as actors, is less about making ourselves feel than making the audience feel and we do this primarily by attempting to affect the other person in the scene. In a sense acting is about trying to affect change. In order to do that we need to know what to DO, not what to feel.

Actors – Lower Your Expectations

Actors, it is time to lower your expectations. Let me be clear here, lower your ‘expectations’ not your ‘aspirations’. Having a goal is a tool best used to make things into a kind of game, not a competition

Actor’s New Year’s Resolutions

“New year’s resolutions for actors are a good thing. The secret is you have to treat them as a commitment, and work failure into the equation.” Want to know the secrets to setting successful New Year’s resolutions?

What’s the BEST Acting Technique?

Ever wondered which Acting Technique is the BEST? Want to know how to choose the best acting technique for you and get the most out of whichever one you do choose?

Why am i NOT ‘In-the-Moment’?

Most actors began their journey by getting high. This ‘flowing’ state of consciousness is the holy grail experience of acting. But it needn’t be as elusive as it often seems.

When Acting Techniques Breakdown

What do we do when acting techniques breakdown? And is there any point in learning them in the first place? In this post, Dan explores the usefulness and limitations of Acting Techniques and how to make them work for you.

Artists are NOT Entertainers

The main goal of the artist or performer is not to entertain. This is a misunderstanding borne of ignorance. It is not to simply help an audience escape its reality. This is in fact the opposite of the artist’s role.

Why Do We Imagine?

Why do we have imagination? What’s it for? And how can we use it to further our acting?

Getting Rid of Self-Consciousness

What is self-consciousness? Why do we have it? And more importantly, how do we get rid of it?

The Suspension of Disbelief (On-stage and Off)

Exploring our capacity for imagination and the ‘suspension of disbelief’ and the barriers that prevent us from immersing ourselves completely into our imaginary worlds and sense of play.

Doubt

“When did you first start really doubting you wanted to be an actor/artist? Not unsure about financial security or wondering if you’re ‘good enough’. I mean really doubting it was the thing for you?”

The Power Of Vulnerability

Exploring the importance of vulnerability and resilience in acting and in life.

Acting and Tolerance

A post exploring the idea of emotional tolerance, resilience and the tendency towards ‘being comfortable’ in acting.

Acting and the Unconscious

Second post and an exploration of the unconscious aspects of acting.

Why Act?

The first post, asking us the most important question of all – Why do we act?

Glossary of Terms

A glossary of terms and concepts in the context they are being used throughout this website