Everything listed under: Behind The Scenes

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    How to Stop Doubt from Holding You Back from Achieving What You Really Want

    You’re sitting at your desk writing your screenplay or you’re working on sides for an audition or you realize you’ve been staring at your to do list for 10 minutes in complete overwhelm and haven’t done a single thing. Then, the inevitable happens. That initial motivation to begin any one of those projects is hijacked by doubt. Our brain...  Continue Reading ...

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    Home Studio Set Up - Some A’s to your Q’s

    After our recent #AskAnExpert series on Reels, I received a reader question I wanted to share: What's the average cost of a home studio set up? What editing tools are available for free to create a rough draft of what I want to cut down on the time a reel editor will take to modify my work? To get...  Continue Reading ...

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    Class is in Session

    I talk a lot about the #actorslife here on the blog. Whether I’m sharing lessons learned through my own auditions and gigs, or tips gathered from peers and other folks around the industry, my hope is you...  Continue Reading ...

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    Reel Refresh!

    You need a reel, whether your niche is as a commercial actor, voiceover talent, or anything in between! As a new actor, it's almost inevitable that you're scrambling to gather enough footage (and there's nothing wrong with some DIY, as long as you do it right) and find that your focus is on more, more, more. Although it may never feel like it at the time, there will come a day when you've gotta shed the "Collect ALL the Work!" mindset and...  Continue Reading ...

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    How Much Footage Do You Need for a Reel?

    What if your acting career still has the new car smell? What if you’re a veteran in the industry with many of years of work but are still working toward that breakout role? Creating your own work is much more accessible now, but you need to do it the right away.  Continue Reading ...


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