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What You Need to Know Before You Get Your Headshots Taken

What You Need to Know Before Getting Your Headshots

Insights into the process of headshots, and ways to prepare.

Here are some examples of my take, answering the following questions:

  1. What is a headshot (?), i.e., it’s the most important calling card you have.
  2. 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.
  3. What should I wear (?), i.e., colors that compliment your eyes, skin and hair coloring.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Should I meet with the photographer? That’s up to you and the photographer.
  8. What’s the process (?), i.e., prepare, shoot, review, post session online, burn a DVD.
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Professional Photographer/Videographer Ray Bengston

MTT would like to welcome Ray Bengston to the fold! Professional Photographer/Videographer Ray Bengston has been one of the top headshot and publicity photographers in Los Angeles for over twenty five years. He has photographed for SAG, AFTRA, Equity, Disney and his work has been seen in major magazines and books. Photographing newcomers to celebrities Read the Rest…

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Blue8 Intro to Basic Stunt Work

Intro to Basic Stunt Work

Stunt performance is the ultimate form of physical acting. It is the moment when you commit, mind,body,soul into a physical state and share the same fears, exhilarations, triumphs and defeats as your character. In this place the lines of reality blur and for a blink you exist in complete portrayal of the role you have Read the Rest…

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5 Ways Technology Changed the Demo Reel

5 Ways Technology Has Changed the Demo Reel

A demo reel is an absolute must for actors. In this video, Retta Putignano of Create Your Reel talks about the value of the demo reel for getting you in the door of casting or an agent, and exactly how it should look in today’s market.

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Demo Reel Evolution

Evolution of the Demo Reel

All actors need a demo reel. In this video, Retta Putignano of Create Your Reel talks about the demo reel and its evolution.

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Blue8 Productions

Blue8 is an action-adventure training facility and production company comprised of top stunt performers and athletes in multiple fields including: Parkour, Martial Arts, Yoga, Dance and Military Special-Operations. We encompass these dynamic arts into one practice that prepares our students for anything the entertainment industry can throw at them. Our faculty and company member credits Read the Rest…

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Five ways you are ruining your headshots

Five Ways You are Ruining Your Headshots

Watch this video for tips to improve your headshots, and a few things you may be doing wrong…

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Headshots On-Location

How to Prepare for Your On-Location Headshot Session

On-location headshots are very popular right now – and with good reason! They can look very natural and offer multiple different background options in one session. If your photographer has suggested an on-location shoot, here are five things you can do to prepare to make your photo shoot go as smoothly as possible: Plan, plan, Read the Rest…

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Mastering Dialects

The Secret to Mastering Any Dialect

The Standard/Neutral American Dialect, The Minnesota Dialect, The Southern Dialect, The British Dialect, The Australian Dialect, The New York Dialect, The German Dialect, The Texas Dialect, The British South African Dialect, and The Irish Dialect with Donald The Dialect Coach (www.DonaldTheDialectCoach.com)

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How to Make a Dialect Believable, Part 2

How to Make a Dialect Believable – PART 2

In today’s video, Donald The Dialect Coach teaches you what to focus on when learning a dialect so that it will be believable. He also shows you how to keep your line delivery from being choppy while performing with a dialect. Part 2.

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