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Acting Tips: The Wide Shot vs The Close-up

Just when you thought you had learned everything about the emotional journey an Actor must master, we go and add another layer of technical knowledge into the mix. Camera shots! Unless you study filmmaking as well as Acting, you won’t know about shots and frames unless you spend a lot of time in an on camera class or on set, watching, learning and grasping all of those buzz words the Director and the crew are using to describe the shots they are setting up and using to shoot each scene. Continue Reading →

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Acting for Children: Adjusting your Acting Style to Different Scripts

Most Actors pride themselves on having a dazzling paint box filled with emotions that range in a number of shades, which they can use to paint their roles with and change frequently. Many imagine they have few limits, whether their sensibilities are based in Theatrical training or Film work, most of them believe they can “play anything”.

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Joey Luthman Interview

In The Moment with Joey Luthman

Rarely do you see a four page resume and a mile long list of awards at the age of 14. However, if your name is Joey Luthman, you do. This prolific young actor embodies the same belief system as the late, great Lucille Ball, who’s motto was “Do Everything you can “…as an Actor. Joey Read the Rest…

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Audition Tips: Mock Auditions for Kids and Teens

Mock Auditions are the most preparatory portion of on camera training and although I am not a firm believer of being on camera every week, I feel adding mock auditions for kids and teens once a month is perfect for fine tuning the young Actors audition technique. Today we will concentrate on what happens once Read the Rest…

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Interview with Shelbie Bruce

In the Moment: Interview with Working Teen Actress Shelbie Bruce

In an age of truly terrific young actresses, Shelbie Bruce emerges with a body of work that is specific and commanding. Today, at 17 years of age, she gives riveting performances, much like she did in the blockbuster hit film “Spanglish.” At 10 years old, she joined Adam Sandler in her break out role as Read the Rest…

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