Acting Techniques

The 5 Most Important Technical Aspects of a Self-Tape 

The 5 Most Important Technical Aspects of a Self-Tape  Nail down the technical aspects of your self-tape so the viewer can concentrate on your acting (by Jim Webb) (Photo: George Milton | Pexels)…

The 3-Second Pause

The 3-Second Pause A 3-second pause allows me to refocus, regroup and recognize that this is MY audition (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: KoolShooters | Pexels) I used to have a BIG problem staying…

10 Daily Affirmations for Actors

10 Daily Affirmations for Actors Use these affirmations to shape the way your mind views your acting career (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Patrick Fore | Unsplash) One of the best ways to control your…

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  • If You Weren’t an Actor, What Would You Be? 

    If You Weren’t an Actor, What Would You Be?  Spoiler alert: It’s a trick question  (by Jim Webb)  (Photo: Tima Miroschnich | Pexels) What are three professions you could see yourself getting into…

    What is Relaxation? 

    What is Relaxation?  The actor’s body is an instrument that must be tuned up (by Tonya Tannenbaum)  (Photo: Mikhail Nilov | Pexels) Relaxation, in the world of acting, is an exercise (or series…

    Bill Nighy: “I still don’t have a process” 

    Bill Nighy: “I still don’t have a process”  (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Bill Nighy) “I’m old enough to say that I’ve never knowingly been in character in my life.” Bill Nighy, the English…

    Viola Davis: “I write a bio of the character.”

    Viola Davis: “I write a bio of the character.” Viola Davis describes her character-building and collaboration process (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Viola Davis) “I read the script over and over and over again….

    How to Sell Yourself in 10 Seconds or Less

    How to Sell Yourself in 10 Seconds or Less Quick! Sell your acting career in 10 seconds or less! (by Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: August de Richelieu/Unsplash) Quick! Sell your acting career in 10…

    Every Take Should Be Different, Every Performance Should Be Different

    Every Take Should Be Different, Every Performance Should Be Different Always keep this rule in mind (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Rene Ranisch/Unsplash) Here’s an easy way to know whether you are truly acting…

    The Knock-at-the-Door Exercise

    The Knock-at-the-Door Exercise Its main purpose is to introduce actors to “imaginary circumstances” (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Mart Productions | Pexels) The Knock-at-the-Door Exercise is an acting exercise, where one actor engages in…