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…

Stage Versus Screen

DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY If an actor does a monologue, and no one’s there to film it, does it make a sound? On one side of the studio, an instructor records and coaches a student through her taped audition for a television series. On another side of the studio, a student…

Handling Rejection… Time After Time

TURN-DOWN SERVICE PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY Your palms are sweating. Do you remember your lines? Oh gosh, this shirt… you should have worn the green one. Oh no… they called your name. Here goes. You go in… “Hey, how’s it going”… They stare… you perform your monologue… “Thanks for having me”… WHEW! You’re done! As nerve-wracking…

The Science of the Catwalk

Defying Gravity? PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY Whether on reality television or the broadcasted fashion shows of major clothing brands, we’ve all seen models strutting their stuff in six-inch heels and unrealistically impractical garments and wondered how such a thing was even physically possible. How can these models make…well…modeling look so easy? The secret is in…

A Magical Start to an Acting Career

Photo courtesy of tumblr In honor of our Little Mermaid Jr. auditions here at Acting Out Studio, we decided to explore the magical roles and lives of Disney princess. It’s an easy assumption that every girl has dreamed of wearing one of these gowns at one time or another, and many of these young ladies…