Being A Thankful Actor

BEING GRATEFUL CAN BE TOUGH PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY Thanksgiving may be over, but it’s always recommended to constantly reflect on all you have to be thankful for, I mean, you’re an actor, right? You must have lots you’re grateful for! Well, as we all know, that’s not exactly how we always feel. Being rejected,…

Happily Ever Acting

A SHORT BREAK FROM THE BLOG Hope you’ve been enjoying the AOS blog, for all things acting, modeling, film, and more! As much fun as it is to write blog posts every week, our blog writer will be taking a pause from writing for the next few weeks. Why you ask? She’s getting married! Best…

The Truth About Talent Inc.

MORE THAN A TALENT SHOW PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY We’ve covered how to get work when you’re unrepresented, but in looking forward to Tuesday’s open auditions for the March Talent Inc. cast, it seemed fitting to point out and discuss another tool to help get you out there. You guessed it: Talent Inc. To those…

Belt It Out!

GET READY TO SING YOUR HEART OUT We’re counting down the days until our voice program and our Fall musical here at AOS, but in the meantime we singers and non-singers alike are always looking for tips on how to improve our voices. I mean, who doesn’t want to be good it singing? If you’re…

Mental Health: Unscripted

DEPRESSION? FEAR? ANXIETY? IMAGE COURTESY OF PIXABAY Millions of people all over the world suffer from mental health issues, among those, two of the most common are anxiety and depression. Even without clinical diagnoses, many of us have found ourselves panicking in social situations or falling depressed in the face of stress. So what if there…

Acting Unrepresented

ALLLL BYYYY MYYYYSELF IMAGE COURTESY OF PIXABAY For one reason or another, you’re unrepresented. No agent, no agency, no manager. Maybe the ones you’ve auditioned or interviewed for didn’t offer, or maybe you just haven’t found one that you’re really happy with. Either way, all that’s running through your mind is how on Earth to…

Using social media to help your acting career

ACTORS TWEET TOO! PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY Looking ahead to our Breaking Into the Biz workshops in October, we’re offering extra tips for you to jumpstart your acting career that your drama teacher may have not mentioned. One tip that often goes unsaid, use social media to your advantage. There are probably some things on…

WHY FILM FESTIVALS MATTER

LOOKING PAST THE STIGMA PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY In the wake of Fall film festival season and the start of Charlotte Film Festival, showing the film FARE with our very own instructor Will Triplett, we thought it most appropriate to pay homage to the film fest industry by determining what these events are really about…

Headshot How-To

GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSE UP AOS student Charlotte Trembath Headshots are worlds away from your average school pictures or your typical selfie. How often do you take those duck-faced photos into job interviews? Never. But as an actor or performer, your headshot is your money maker. It’s as important, if not more so, than…