Meghan Sanett – Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher & Social Media Personality – shares some insight on taking classes, coming to LA, getting and working with an agent and more!
Insights into the process of headshots, and ways to prepare.
Here are some examples of my take, answering the following questions:
- What is a headshot (?), i.e., it’s the most important calling card you have.
- Do I need hair and makeup (?), i.e., you need to be able to reproduce the looks you chose, no matter how you get there.
- What should I wear (?), i.e., colors that compliment your eyes, skin and hair coloring.
- What do I need to do (?), i.e., Do your homework and speak to your representation. Be clear on what it is they need to market you and the looks you want to achieve.
- What will I need to get started (?), i.e., one to two looks will do if you’re new to show business otherwise consult with your agent or manager.
- What is a look (?), i.e., I like to say it’s a character change that could be enhanced by a wardrobe, makeup, hair or location change.
- Should I meet with the photographer? That’s up to you and the photographer.
- What’s the process (?), i.e., prepare, shoot, review, post session online, burn a DVD.
by: Suzanne Lyons
Is life going to get in the way of your career commitments from time to time? Sure. Are you going to be thrown the odd curve? Of course. Is it going to throw you off course and affect your focus? Absolutely. The question is, for how long. I have been a career coach for over 25 years and have seen people get stopped and stuck for days, weeks, months, even years. How can we turn that into minutes and seconds?! How can you do it? Keep your eyes on the prize! When an ‘incident’ or ‘event’ happens that throws us off track, we react to our interpretation of the ‘incident’ and not the ‘incident’ itself. It’s fact versus fiction. We stay stuck in what we think it means.
Okay, so that director was mean to you during your audition or that executive hasn’t returned your call. You can spend weeks making it mean something or you can separate fact from fiction and move on. It’s that simple! I find one way that helps me get back on track more quickly is my Vision Board. In his book “The Success Principles,” Jack Canfield says that “if you have trouble seeing your goals, use pictures, images, and symbols you collect to keep your conscious and subconscious mind focused on your goals.”
We all want to dream big and create a life of abundance and magic. And why not? As Marianne Williamson said “Your playing small does not serve the World.” So create a Vision Board displaying all the images that represent your purpose, vision and goals. It is so much fun to do. Nothing will get you back on track more quickly than this great exercise. It will help you “keep your eyes on the prize.” Don’t forget to look at it every day!