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Which will give me a head-start: buying custom reels or more classes?

Which will give me a head-start: buying custom reels or more classes?

Posted on Sep 21st

Hi, I bought a custom acting reel from Acting and Voice Studios for about $750. In my opinion, it was not worth the money because I’m barely in the scene in comparison with my scene partner. At the same time, the quality is pretty good and I have an IMDB credit now (not that it means much for a 2-minute video lol). I looked online and other places look like they offer worse production quality but the reels are about half the price. How soon is it to buy more demo reels? I’m a new actor (have only taken tao serious acting classes) and according to people here, you can see that in the video (which is totally ok). Should I wait until I take more classes first? I’m getting inpatient because I have been acting for a months now and barely got a supporting role in a student short film.

[HIRING] Actors/Actresses for 30 second selfie video ad. Online/Remote gig. ($30)

[HIRING] Actors/Actresses for 30 second selfie video ad. Online/Remote gig. ($30)

Posted on Sep 21st

Hi I am looking for native English speaking actors who can create aquick testimonial video for our product. You can film the video in your mobile phone and submit. Video length : 30 \~ 60 secondsWe will provide you the script to create the video.You have to be a native English speaker.When you send me message / chat request. Please send the following \- Your Country name \- Link to any one of your social profiles (IG , FB , Twitter)this is to verify you are who you say you are. (We won't be making this info or your name public. Its only for verification) ​ Payment : Paypal / Crypto Thanks

Stage fright and a complete loss of confidence

Stage fright and a complete loss of confidence

Posted on Sep 21st

Hey everyone! Summarizing for context: i’ve always wanted to be an actress, took some classes here and there, but never had the guts to really go after it. So I quit. Many years went by, and after a big career crisis during the pandemic, I decided to give it another go. I thought being older would help me navigate all those feelings of “not being good enough”, but they’re catching up with me again, and to make it worse, now I feel i’m “too old” for this. I took a musical theatre class on Sunday, and when it was my turn to perform, I completely froze and went into full panic mode (i have anxiety and i’m in therapy). I’ve been taking singing classes for years and still couldn’t do anything, I just broke down, it was very embarrassing. That triggered a complete loss of confidence. I’ve been trying to record some monologues, but just can’t do anything. I feel I suck and will never get better and all those doubts and horrible feelings. I am trying not to be too hard on myself, and trying to give myself more time until the bad feeling passes, since it was only 2 days ago. I just wanted to ask you for advice on how to keep going. If you ever felt this way, how did you overcome it, how did you build up your confidence again. Also, for those of you with performance anxiety/stage fright, what helps you with it? Thanks ❤️

Best long term career type jobs for actors that haven’t broken through yet?

Best long term career type jobs for actors that haven’t broken through yet?

Posted on Sep 21st

I’ve been in a weird place with acting for a few years now. Handful of pins but no major bookings yet. I’ve been waiting tables & bartending for years but as I’m getting ‘older’ I don’t want to do this anymore. I’m still ‘young’ enough to get an actual career, so I wanted to see what other people do on here outside of survival type jobs. I’m not a corporate person and I don’t want that life even if I wasn’t an actor. I’ve been exploring tech sales, IT support, and real estate. Industries that have decent entry level jobs that are remote, start around 50k in New York, and have pathways for upward mobility. I’m heavily leaning toward real estate since it’s the most flexible and dynamic, but obviously the most challenging out of the 3. What do you guys do? I’d love to be inspired. It’s a hard pill to swallow realising acting just isn’t happening for me like I’ve wanted it to for so long, but I do believe I will break through one day, so it’s important to have that flexibility to take it as seriously as I can without sacrificing making actual adult money in life. Thanks guys!

what should i expect??

what should i expect??

Posted on Sep 21st

hi everyone!! so here’s the deal: in early august i sent in a submission to be an extra in a movie which required a special skill, and it was an open casting call. over a month goes by and i’ve come to terms with the fact that they don’t want me for it. then like 3 days ago i get an email saying they want me to audition for one of the lead roles and they send me a script. they gave me like 2 days to send it in, which i did. they asked for amateur actors to apply because i guess they are prioritizing this skill, but i have literally no idea what to expect with this whole audition process. my only other acting experience was being an extra once (aside from school plays), but i feel pretty okay about the tape i sent in. i guess i’m mainly worried about how long it might take to find out if i got the role. also it sounds pretty silly, but if i don’t get this role, does it mean i won’t be in it at all??? i’m just so new to all this that i have no idea what to expect. thanks :D

How can I emulate this type of voice with Audacity? (Cerebrates from StarCraft)

How can I emulate this type of voice with Audacity? (Cerebrates from StarCraft)

Posted on Sep 21st

Here's a prime example: https://youtu.be/P3S0v77H-PU I'm aiming for a cunning voice for a project I'm working on. When I hear the phrase "cunning voice", I immediately think of this character. I'm not a voice actor but my friend is a professional voice actor. Not even he can emulate the voice of the character speaking in the first 20 secs of this video. He says there's way too much modularity for him. It doesn't have to be exact, or even close to exact. But does anyone have any tips? What sort of effects should I shoot for? I hear some reverb, but not sure what else. And in terms of recording the voice itself, how should I be speaking? I can make my voice sound like him, but the cadence the character has is really difficult to emulate. Never really done any voice acting, and like I said this doesn't have to be perfect. But my voice definitely has a wide range of possibilities (perfect Joe Swanson impression, can speak really high pitched above falsetto, things like that) so I'm sure I can do it.

Is it worth joining Actors Equity as an actor who is basically starting out professionally?

Is it worth joining Actors Equity as an actor who is basically starting out professionally?

Posted on Sep 21st

(My apologies if this isn’t the right place) I’m a young NJ/NY based actor who is looking to step up into more professional opportunities. I have an opportunity to join Actors Equity through their Open Access option (where membership is open to any stage actor who has worked professionally on a theatre production in the US, which I have done) However, the dues and fees are pretty hefty and right now I don’t have anything in the horizon that can justify saying yes and start paying the initiation fee (I don’t have an agent, I haven’t been able to attend any calls in NY, etc.) I’d love the opportunity to gain more opportunities for auditions and down the road if a great opportunity happens and I can join Equity that way, that would be awesome, but I’m wondering if it is worth joining Equity now or if it would be better if I stayed non-union and continued to audition around and hope for the best? Any advice is greatly appreciated. I can also clarify or answer any questions if needed. Thanks in advance!

LA auditions-Actors Access, Backstage etc (pre Covid!)

LA auditions-Actors Access, Backstage etc (pre Covid!)

Posted on Sep 21st

For acting auditions in LA (pre covid, I know things are weird now), when submitting online to sites like these: 1-how many auditions on average did you get invited to a wk/month? 2-what was the turn around time or lead time that you usually got? (same day in 2 hours? 2 wks out? the day before?)

Any Atlanta Actors here?

Any Atlanta Actors here?

Posted on Sep 21st

After several mental breakdowns I am finally taking my leap of faith into acting. Any advice and for those taking/taken acting classes, what class do you recommend?

I love how they are no B.S but still super inspiring!

I love how they are no B.S but still super inspiring!

Posted on Sep 20th

This is one I want to share with the actors here particularly. I hope this is the right lounge. If not, happy to delete and apologise.

Actors: are you currently involved in telling a traumatic story?

Actors: are you currently involved in telling a traumatic story?

Posted on Sep 20th

I specialize in safeguarding actors who are representing human suffering & distress in performance. My background is directing (16 yrs) and before that I was an actor. I've spent the last 5 years training in  psychotherapy at accredited schools in the UK and I have integrated specific techniques into a new approach to help actors increase their resiliency, build stronger boundaries between themselves and their characters, remove emotional blocks and embody their character's emotional life in a safe and ethical way. I started with 1-1 work with a small group of professional actors working with monologues. I am now working with actors involved in productions. Please get in touch if you're an actor currently involved in a production and looking for preventative measures to safeguard your mental well being. I can discuss the process in detail in a free, no obligation 1-1 consultation. I am also running an Actors Group that meets every two weeks. It's a creative AND self-reflective space designed for you to grow as an artist. It's currently being offered on a sliding fee scale, i.e. the fee is dependent on your income. Please get in touch for further details.

is this a legit agency?

is this a legit agency?

Posted on Sep 20th

It's called MAX Agency and it is in Toronto There are over 200 google reviews and they seem split on either completely loving the agency or hating it. I am completely 50-50 on whether it's a scam or not because some of the negative comments really just look like bitter people who didn't get an audition while a lot of the positive reviews look completely fake. I just have no clue what to believe and I think my desperation for being an actor has clouded my judgment Here is a link to the site. You can just google it as well. https://maxagency.com/

INSANE Hazbin Hotel Cover

INSANE Hazbin Hotel Cover

Posted on Sep 20th

Hello you beautiful voice actors! Recently I took a number of courses that really made it clear to me that in order to really get out there and be noticed, on top of being great at auditions, is to make content and be known - and so I made a cover of a song with the help of my professional audio engineer friend and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do (Or at least like 66% as much would suffice) - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxM-ig0h4jI](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxM-ig0h4jI) (The goal is to get Black Gryp0n to see it which would be NUTS, but I'm putting the energy out there)

How do I credit voice actors correctly?

How do I credit voice actors correctly?

Posted on Sep 20th

I've been working on a project where for a couple of the characters we have one actor for the acting on screen and a different actor for the voice over - how would I differentiate their credits? I have done: Katie: .... Katie's voice performance: ... Is there a better way of doing this should I break down the credits under different subheadings? Actors Katie: .... Voice actors Katie: ....

Don’t ask what your chance of being famous is…we’ll never know, and it’s counterproductive to ask.

Don’t ask what your chance of being famous is…we’ll never know, and it’s counterproductive to ask.

Posted on Sep 20th

All over this subreddit and the rest of the Internet, I see questions about “I am X, can I still act?” Or, “I am X years old, is there still time?” The answer is always yes…if you want to act because you love it. But come on, when we ask this, we’re asking, “Is it still possible to become rich and famous?” Maybe not EVERYONE who asks that means that, but that’s the implication. Can you still become an extremely famous and successful actor if you are XYZ? Well, the chances are very low…but the chances are very low regardless of what attributes you have or what age you start. “I’m 30. Can I still be famous?” “Well, the chance before was 0.5%, and now it’s probably like 0.4%, so…” I feel this is forgotten. If you’re doing this solely to be famous, you have to remember the odds for EVERYBODY. Sure, you could have started acting professionally at 18 instead of 27…but thousands of people who start at 18 don’t get anywhere either. Sure, you could be thinner or have more hair or whatever…but there are tons of ripped young men with long hair who never get a callback. You have to remember that famous actors are a very diverse bunch as well…well, for men, at least. I can say that for sure. There’s no way to know whether you will succeed unless you try. I do know exactly why these questions are asked aside from this, though. People are nervous that they are wasting their time. They’re nervous that if they spend years and years of their life working on this, all of a sudden, they’ll be 50 with nothing to show for it. Let’s face it, to the general public, being a successful actor means you are famous and in stuff they have heard of. It doesn’t matter if you make a good living and have 100 credits to your name…if you heard that someone was a 45-year old actor, and you’ve never heard of him…you pity him somewhat. Or if not pity, not have the same reverence for if he were the lead in a big TV show. When people say, “is it too late?”, what they mean is, “Am I wasting my time trying to succeed?” But even that is flawed, because acting is not a linear path. The amount of time you act says nothing. Well, not entirely, but you could possibly hit huge stardom after only 3-5 years. Is it likely? No, but again, it’s not likely for anyone. It’s just about the fear of rejection and insecurity over your life’s direction. And the answer is, nobody here can answer that question. We never know what becomes successful or a huge phenomenon. Not just for acting, but for anything.

Need help with my location settings on Actors Access.

Need help with my location settings on Actors Access.

Posted on Sep 20th

Under my account section I'm trying to select more than just two regions  But it won't let me. I want to get notifications for basically anything on the entire East Coast. Why can't I do this?  What the hell am I paying for? Also trying to set it so I only get notifications for feature films.

Introduce Yourself Michael I. Goode Stage Fright Consultant SAG-AFTRA and AFI since 2004

Introduce Yourself Michael I. Goode Stage Fright Consultant SAG-AFTRA and AFI since 2004

Posted on Sep 19th

Howdy All at Stage 32! I have been a member since 2012.  Karen Ross suggested I post herein the Acting Lounge and I am glad to do so.I have been teaching at SAG-AFTRA since 2004 and at AFI to actors, producers,writers, directors, helping people perform under pressure and curing them oftheir stage fright when they do their work. I have helped hundreds of people inthe business over the years. I also wrote a book about stage fright in 2003.I am really glad that you are beginning to address this very important issue in yourposts recently. I even had a major director who used to work for years at MGMin the old days, but is still working in the business ask me for help with his stagefright, so it doesn't just happen to actors and writers who may have writers' blockwhich is the same thing as stage fright only the writing version of it.We have an exciting business as Karen Ross said in her article, but you have to have down time toget grounded but you have to know how to do it. That’s one of the other thingsI teach actors, writers, directors, producers and others in the business how todo and I have changed lives and careers doing it. I do private consultations also not justclasses at SAG-AFTRA and AFI. You can be happy and more productive even in the midstof our crazy yet fun business. I can be reached via email through my website, under thecontact us tab. I get so many texts, that it's best to email me through my website.BRAVO STAGE 32!Michael I. GoodeStage Fright Consultant and Neurophysiologist, Actor, Musician, Singer, Teacher and AuthorUniversity of Chicago M.A.Teacher, SAG-AFTRA and AFIPrivate Consultations on Stage FrightMichael I. Goode's Trumpetworks Presshttp://www.trumpetworkspress.com/

How do i get an agent or a film audition

How do i get an agent or a film audition

Posted on Sep 19th

Hello everyone, my name is Sean Zamir. I’m from Houston, Texas.First off, it’s a pleasure to hear from everyone here and reading about everyone. It makes me feel like I have a chance to learn and work from INDIVIDUALS THAT CARE! I want to learn from anyone about anything.I’m also looking to find more work as an actor, but also learn more as a Director and someday direct. I want to continue to write my own Scripps to collaborate with others and create something unique or help out with anything I can. Listen to me. This whole process is a team effort about having fun but aligning everyone’s goals to make something special.I’ve been into film and acting since I was 12. I’ve done short films, I have done plays, and I’ve done featured-length films, which taught me a lot. I have filmed and directed a few ads for businesses. I am interested in finding a team that would want to make a film actors directors writers.I'm ready to go!! But I know everything is a STEP BY STEP process. Currently taking STAGE 32 class taught by HEATH CULLENS, I RECOMMENDED ITI would love to work with anyone so, contact me if you want to work on Anything. OR IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN HELP WITH, DON'T HESITATE! I'm a professional

Advise

Advise

Posted on Sep 19th

Hey guys Williams from Nigeria 26. Please i want some advice on how to make it to the big screen as a migrant in USA 

Hey all .. actor and voice actor here from Montreal. Also host and cohost of two Broadcast/podcasts
Popping in to say hi to everyone!

Popping in to say hi to everyone!

Posted on Sep 19th

I can't believe it is time for another introduce yourself weekend! Is the world on fast forward? I'm still working on my family-friendly adventure script and new novel projects. Keeping an eye on the pitch opportunities, hoping the right one will come along when I'm ready to pitch. And cheering you all on from the sidelines! Have a wonderful day!

Twisted good characters

Twisted good characters

Posted on Sep 19th

I'm a 25 year Old ACTRESS. I played in a tv show Idealna Niania (2013)(Nanny) Prawnicy (2013)(Kinga);Rodzinka.pl (The most known polish tv show) (girl in the party) and a movie called Ravages which is still awaiting its premierę. (2014, Anna) i think i am good at playing complicated, characters as both Anna and Kinga were Twisted somehow, even though Kinga was a villain I managed to portray her quite well, but other than that, I'm better with playing heroes.

Survey for voice actors

Survey for voice actors

Posted on Sep 19th

Hi everyone! I am looking for input from voice artists to find out how you use owned platforms (e.g. a personal website) to market your services and how satisfied you are with the options available. I have a feeling this is a particularly annoying challenge, and your input will be hugely helpful to me in solving it! Please take 5 minutes to take the survey at: https://forms.gle/XN7tmbNH7wyypodq5 Thanks!!

Hot take: stop over producing your self tapes.

Hot take: stop over producing your self tapes.

Posted on Sep 19th

My agent told me that the majority of his clients are booking jobs based on extremely minimal self tape production value. The lighting does not have to be perfect, and in fact, he told me that extremely well produced tapes like those you record at a studio, will often be seen negatively by casting, as it means the actor has excess time they can spend on the tape. On the other hand, the working actor who is busy, often has to record on set. So their only option would be to record their tape in the dressing room, etc. They want your essence, not your effort.

FEMALE VOICE ACTOR NEEDED (just for fun)

FEMALE VOICE ACTOR NEEDED (just for fun)

Posted on Sep 19th

im looking for a female voice actor to say a few lines for a youtube series im doing called detectives under cover. look here for more info [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ed1P0qbOQNTXmFxL5vT8g/videos](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ed1P0qbOQNTXmFxL5vT8g/videos) this is not for a major role i just need these lines done but you will be credited in the credits here are the lines Wife: I don’t wanna die \*crying\* I’m not ready to die \*cough\* \*cough\* Wife: I will always love you take care of our boy \*cough\* just dm the recordings

Tips or advice for a young person who would like to pursue voice acting as a career one day

Tips or advice for a young person who would like to pursue voice acting as a career one day

Posted on Sep 19th

For quite a while I’ve been wanting to become a voice actor. I mainly would like to voice in anime and video games since that is what has inspired me to want to become a voice actor. I would like some advice on when would maybe be the best time to start or maybe even where to start. Also what are some things I should consider or know before becoming a voice actor. Also can anyone become a voice actor or do you need to have an interesting or cool voice to get hired. Any tips or advice would be very much appreciated :)

Director/writer just changed the project to voiceover, a week before we’re supposed to film. I’m angry. This is unprofessional right? What should I do??

Director/writer just changed the project to voiceover, a week before we’re supposed to film. I’m angry. This is unprofessional right? What should I do??

Posted on Sep 19th

Two months ago I booked a lead role in a project that was supposed to be a trilogy of three short films. The writer/director of the film just told me they are making it completely animated… ONE WEEK before we’re supposed to film. And before that he changed filming dates around multiple times. Which caused my hotel dates to get messed up (dates he previously confirmed). I expected these three films to be on a set, acting, not doing voiceover. I’m not a voice actor and I’ve been wanting SET experience and material for my reel. He said we could still film some scenes for my reel but ??? I don’t know. I feel a bit betrayed. I want to be honest and tell him he’s caused a major strain on my schedule and wallet (considering I bought my costume and hotel), but I don’t want him to completely kick me off the project. I’m feeling frustrated and stuck. Thoughts?

What are some things I should consider when trying to pursue a career in voice acting?

What are some things I should consider when trying to pursue a career in voice acting?

Posted on Sep 19th

For a while I’ve been wanting to become a voice actor. I’m just curious if there are maybe any good ways to practice voice acting. Also what are some things I should consider or know before becoming a voice actor. Any advice is very much appreciated :)

Actors with websites: would you recommend making one?

Actors with websites: would you recommend making one?

Posted on Sep 19th

I’ve gotten mixed feedback regarding the usefulness of actor websites nowadays. One of the main pros I can think of is that it has all your materials in one place. What other things should actors consider when deciding whether or not they need a website? How has your site helped you? Would love to know your thoughts. Thanks!

Adelaide Fringe Play Auditions Open!

Adelaide Fringe Play Auditions Open!

Posted on Sep 19th

Hi everyone! I'm Jazz from Quasar Arts - a new theatre company based in Adelaide, Australia. Currently our auditions for an original, new play (sci-fi, dystopian-drama) titled 'Escaping The Burning Sun' that will be premiering in the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Festival are OPEN. If you are from Adelaide, or know anyone from Adelaide (which is the capital city of South Australia - the state), let them know! You can message me here, on Facebook (@QuasarArtsOfficial) or via email ([quasar.arts.official@gmail.com](mailto:quasar.arts.official@gmail.com)) for the Audition Pack (an audition application form and information document about the auditions, performance, and Quasar Arts) and more information! Below is the play synopsis and character breakdowns. This production is volunteer based for everyone involved, including myself (unpaid). ​ **Play Synopsis:** *Escaping The Burning Sun: In a World Where Everyone Lives Forever, Why Are People Dying?* *Escaping The Burning Sun* is an original play by Jaziel Siegertsz. It is a one hour long, one act play, written specifically with the Fringe in mind. The play is a sci-fi, dystopian-drama that dissects what it means to live and die, and takes a critical look at our world via the lens of this fictional one. It touches on power imbalances that are growing through wealth hoarding, the ethics of regulating life and death, and the pain that tyrannical governments have on its peoples. The play follows eight main characters, five of whom the audience don’t meet until halfway through. They live in a world where people undergo a natural biological process called *mithalosis. Mithalosis* is the process where an individual ceases ageing between the ages of twenty to thirty, and it isn’t unheard of for people to stop ageing early or late. An example of this would be our protagonist, Sagan, who stops ageing at only fifteen. In this world, as one can imagine, overpopulation is a big issue. And it is dealt with by what is supposed to be a random selection. Whoever qualifies in said selection each night is sent up into space on a pod to be incinerated by the sun. To make things fair of course, only those who have stopped ageing are in the running. Fairness, however, is brought into question when fifteen-year-old Sagan is randomly selected to die as she has recently stopped ageing. When Sagan is sent to the pod, she encounters other people who are to meet their end. And through talking to them, not only is the fairness of the selection questioned, but so is the legitimacy of the randomness and the ethics of it all as well as the very foundations their world is built upon. Sagan and her new acquaintances decide that enough is enough and they try their best to escape their fate - to escape the burning sun approaching them. ​ **Character Breakdowns:** ***Casting for production with 8 actors:*** Blake Wills/ Qualifier 1/ Guard 3 Camille Opas/ Guard 4/ Qualifier 2 Sagan Page Announcer (pre-recorded)/ or alternatively played by Helix or Dr Drew Kepler Dr Drew Kepler Agnes Ainsley/ Organiser Azriel Creed/ Nurse/ Guard 1 Fordwin Redfield/ Doctor/ Guard 2 Helix Rey Ellion/ Announcer ​ ***Character Breakdowns:*** ***Note:*** *in reality, the only character whose gender matters to their story is Agnes’. All other characters can be played by anyone of any race or gender (Agnes’ race doesn’t matter). Dr Drew Kepler and Blake especially have been written as gender neutral with they/them pronouns. They can remain non-binary characters or be given a different gender. All characters are written with a gender in mind other than Dr Drew Kepler and Blake. Ideally, Sagan would remain female only for the playwright’s sentimental reasons surrounding the play’s conception. However, Sagan being female is not a requirement for her character.* *Sagan’s stage age is 15. All other characters’ stage ages are between 20-30 years old.* *Make these characters your own.* **Blake Wills:** Blake fell into carer’s work when they were young and never ventured into anything else. Not because they weren’t ambitious or motivated, but because the grind to live stole so much of their time. Blake has been a carer at Astra Orphanage since its opening 34 years ago. Blake is tired and has given up on a future for themselves, but hopes that they can have a positive impact on the future of kids like Sagan. **Camille Opas:** Camille, unlike Blake, still has life in her. She is aware of the reality of the unfairness of the Qualifications, and looks into things like the Neighplan movement in her spare time. She makes a great carer and an even better friend. She gets on so well with all the kids at the orphanage, and works her butt of every day and still manages to have a smile on her face every morning. Even though she is younger than and less experienced than Blake, she is as much of a mentor to them as they are to her. **Sagan Page:** Sagan, 15, is a bright young mind who thinks herself mature for her age, especially given all she has been through, but at heart, she is still a kid. Sagan was always interested in science and technology, but ever since her parents were burnt, she has been thinking of ways to escape the pods if she ever finds herself in one. Sagan takes everything in her stride and seems to be able to handle so much, but she hasn’t given herself a moment to sit and explore all that she has been through emotionally. And this avoidance of exploring her emotions fully is what keeps her functioning through hardship after hardship. **Announcer:** Can be a pre-recorded part or someone can play the announcer and incorporate an onstage appearance through the use of a prop TV screen that they ‘appear’ on. The Announcer is much like a news anchor and speaks in the same manner. **Doctor:** Unkind, uncaring, and just another cog (albeit a wealthier one) in the capitalist machine. They do not care about the patients or much of anything else. Is cartoonish with how much of a ‘heartless cog’ they are in the ‘machine’ that is society. **Nurse:** Much the same as the Doctor personality-wise and with the cartoonish, caricaturish feel. The Nurse only differs in financial earnings and social status. **Organiser:** Bright and bubbly, the Organiser is surprisingly genuine. They are an active member of their community and an enthusiast of science and innovation. They are volunteering their time for the Young Inventors’ Competition that they help out with every year. **Dr Drew Kepler:** A quirky and eccentric character of over three-hundred years old, Drew is a lot of fun even if their speech can be a little outdated. Drew is a well-respected astrophysicist by day and a pioneer within the secret Neighplan Solution movement by night. They believe in ending The Qualifications and ‘solving’ the overpopulation problem by colonising the neighbouring planet. They are genuinely interested in Sagan and her invention as well as her intentions and is not the type of person to be malicious or manipulative. **Guard 1:** Just another cog in the machine. Except this cog has a gun. **Guard 2:** Also has gun. **Agnes Ainsley:** Poor Agnes has been through quite a lot. Now in her fourth century of life, she has bottled up her mind to protect herself from her own reality. In her monologues, she explains it all. She is a broken woman who has enough sense left to quickly analyse her entire being an experience for those she has only just met when faced with the reality of the dire situation. This shows her kindness and selflessness even though she comes across at the beginning as the exact opposite of those things. **Azriel Creed:** Is a nervous young man who feels as though his life still has yet to start. He is a computer programmer for work and still lives with his mum, because even though he only went into the field for the money via his mum’s suggestion, everything costs far too much for him or his mum to live on their own. Azriel gains confidence throughout his time on the pod as he realises that his skills are one of the components that give everyone a chance of living. **Fordwin Redfield:** Is like an oak tree. He exudes a feeling of age and knowledge and wisdom. Being over seven-hundred years old, he has had many careers and lovers throughout his long life. He has been around since the beginning of The Qualifications and has somehow managed to miss every one through sheer luck. There aren’t many oak trees standing left. Since Fordwin has been around for so long, he has witnessed how The Qualifications have changed and evolved from something seen as experimental and out there, yet accepted and celebrated, to something cruel and unjust and just another tool for the powerful to play with. **Helix Rey Ellion:** Is your bad boy. But kind at heart. Helix is only ‘bad’ because he doesn’t behave, dress, and speak in the ways his parents want him to. He can be a little rude and blunt, but that’s as ‘mean’ of a person he gets. He finds himself in fights and other questionable situations only because he is that guy that will stand up for what he believes is right and defend those who can’t defend themselves. He makes sure to respect things like the way someone wishes to be addressed etc. **Qualifier 1:** One of the unlucky 29,418 Qualifiers in the thousands of pods that launched at the same time as the main characters’. A ‘real’ person rather than a ‘heartless cog’. **Qualifier 2:** Another *real* person. *Real... unlucky*. **Guard 3 (Cypher):** Another heartless cog with a gun. All new cog! Comes with its own name! **Guard 4:** Unlike all the other Qualifier Guards, Guard 4 seems to have a conscience. They want to abort their orders and look for Emric (who that is, is up to you), who was also one of the 29,418 Qualifiers hurdling back to the planet. **Potential New Character in New Drafts of Script:** Works for a rebel organisation who has access to the Announcement lists a day before they are made public. They work hard to try and save as many people from those lists as possible, but they have found themselves in a bit of a pickle now that they’re on the list this time too.

ARBRO STELLA Voice Casting [Indie Cartoon]

ARBRO STELLA Voice Casting [Indie Cartoon]

Posted on Sep 18th

Hello, everybody,  Call me Blond. I have been working for some time now on a passion project and I would like to cast those of you who are interested in the work to voiceover some of the characters of the main cast.   Here's a teaser featuring some characters of the main cast: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqeqlZVY6bo](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqeqlZVY6bo) **PITCH:** Arbro Stella is an independant comedy cartoon where we follow the staff of the Arbro Stella boutique, as they operating their small shop, selling magical stars and enchanted gems to a variety of odd and curious customers. I'll keep it short; we are currently looking to fill position for the 4 characters of the main, especially the 2 leading roles; Vitis and Wapeka Wotters. We are currently working on a set of small promotional clips but we are mostly casting those interested for the **Pilot Teasers** . The Pilot Teaser is about 5 minutes and will features 2 of the characters of the main cast. Accompanying the Pilot Teaser is a short 2 minute video promoting the full Pilot, featuring all the charactaers of the main cast All position will be paid accordingly (ranging from **100$ to 1000$ USD**) depending on the workload. So in brief, the workload of the Project is summarized this way: \-4 Characters; 2 Leading roles and 2 supporting roles. \-The 2 leading actors will particiapte in the Pilot Teaser Clip (4-5 minutes lenght video-**600$** ) \-The 4 characters will be featured in the Pilot Promotion Clip (2 minutes) \-The selected cast may have to participate in short/brief podcasts that will be posted on Youtube \-The selected cast may have to participate in video meetings with the directors of the show (mostly me haha). **Your presence in the podcasts and meeting will be compensated as well !** They will be brief and we are talking about 2 or 3 maximums. SCHEDULE: We should directly working with you towrad mid-october til mid-november. BUDGET: 600$ for the leading roles and 100$ for the minor/extra characters. More details here: [https://www.castingcall.club/projects/arbro-stella-pilot-voice-casting](https://www.castingcall.club/projects/arbro-stella-pilot-voice-casting) If you are interested and want to shoot your shot; you can simply send us a PM here on Reddit and audition with the lines found on the CastingCallClub link or you can directly submit your position over there. This is a serious project and we will notify you each week on the progress of the whole thing. I am a working professional CG animator with industry experience so I've\\managed/dealt with that type of work beforehand. Our freshly created subreddit: [https://www.reddit.com/r/Arbrostella/](https://www.reddit.com/r/Arbrostella/) Twitter: [https://mobile.twitter.com/BlondyAnimation](https://mobile.twitter.com/BlondyAnimation) YT Channel: [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaEvrebMeaO5sUDdcpHBEWg](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaEvrebMeaO5sUDdcpHBEWg) Stay tuned for more! ⭐ ​ ​ https://i.redd.it/l7m2f9ef7ao71.gif

feeling overwhelmed by multiple auditions i need to do. do you guys have any tips or advice on how to handle/deal with multiple auditions (time management and etc)?

feeling overwhelmed by multiple auditions i need to do. do you guys have any tips or advice on how to handle/deal with multiple auditions (time management and etc)?

Posted on Sep 18th

hello fellow actors. i am just starting out. i am looking to build my reel so the past few days, ive just been submitting to several student film castings and commercials in hopes i can get footage and build my reel in the process. i now have 4 pending audition invite, and there are about 3 prescreens that i am also planning to do. that's on top of checking casting sites daily for any other projects i can submit to. am i doing too much? i feel slightly overwhelmed and just all over the place with managing my time, memorizing sides, filming, and balancing that with my day job as a flight attendant. in my head, since i am still starting out, i feel like i should apply to as many oppotunities as possible. mainly student films for now. do u guys think i am going about this the right way? do you have strategies/hacks on managing your time in between auditions and your day to day life? would love to hear your thoughts. thanks.

Character Demo is finally done, need honest feedback!

Character Demo is finally done, need honest feedback!

Posted on Sep 18th

So I finally finished my character demo! I don't really consider myself a character actor and prefer to stick with just boring ol' voice over work, but through being on Fiverr and just getting booked for random things I've sort of been pushed more and more towards character acting. Also every once in a while I see a posting here or on twitter that fits my voice and am like "gee I wish I had a character reel to send them for that part". That's all to say that I truly don't know what I'm doing lol I spent the last 1-2 weeks on this and I've wildly oscillated between thinking "I am so proud of this and didn't think I was capable of this" and "this is the cringiest thing I've ever done and this should never see the light of day" so your honest feedback is appreciated. Thanks! [Fiona Audron's Character Demo](https://soundcloud.com/fiona-audron/character-reel/s-wUVUaLO6dP0)

Media and Public Relations for Actors

Media and Public Relations for Actors

Posted on Sep 17th

Happy Friday Stage 32 Actors!Last week, Stage 32 had a webinar "Get Press"https://www.stage32.com/webinars/How-to-Pitch-Yourself-to-Media-and-Get-You-and-Your-Project-Attention I was wondering if you attended as well?  As a former journalist, celebrity studies scholar, and actor, I attended the webinar as I am always excited to elevate the voices and stories of actors, despite the social pressures of fame.Remember, representation in media does not have to be in famous magazines or TV shows.  It includes the equal use of our own social media platforms, where we can connect and support each other. So, here are a couple of tasks I am doing right now:* I am in the process of putting together behind-the-scenes shots and developing a trailer for the 48-hour festival film I completed last weekend - as an actor and co-producer, I am always excited to learn from the creative process and share reflections with the audience I engage. All film & acting updates will be coming up on my IG www.instagram.com/samitanandyofficial, where I lead by example.* Drafting the 81st Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) newsletter which will also have my Stage 32 announcement and more! To receive a copy from my editorial desk, feel free to join here https://us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8d968a451671b45aa780b5674&id=c0075e3a74 * Hosting a live IG @cmcs_media conversation with pop culture scholar Evie Psarras and fan activist Tamar Salibian on #FreeBritneySpears and on our Yahoo! Entertainment media interview on it next Saturday, Sept 25 at 9:30 am PDT at https://www.instagram.com/cmcs_media/ - stay tuned for questions & notes on why & how all artists  can stand up for ethical causes e.g., #FreeBritney That's all for now!Looking forward to the success of all Stage 32 actors - every voice counts.Samita

Acting for videogames - Will the cinema-theater training work? or maybe I should try something more focalized?

Acting for videogames - Will the cinema-theater training work? or maybe I should try something more focalized?

Posted on Sep 17th

I am very new at acting, I haven't done it since high school (but I remember loving it! I am now 30 F yo) I am a game developer generalist (programmer, 3d and 2d artist) and recently re-discovered my love for singing and acting, and I'd like to use it in game development, I am currently going to acting classes, they are reaaaaaally slooooow, but that's all I could find in my country... As I can only use so few time to practice my acting I want to invest the time smartly, but I don't know how to do that! I am learning karate, and trying to do monologues (in spanish, since it's my main language), and I am terrible at it :C I am also reading the book An Actor's Work on a Role by Stanislavsky. Do you get better at doing monologues with the time? is there a smarter way of practicing acting for videogames? (preferably without acting classes, I can't find any and because of the pandemic it's even harder T^T)

Posted on Sep 17th

Just some stuff I've noticed when people / new people post on here. This is a place for advice so help us help you. **Specifics are our friend.** Let's practice critical thinking.... **EX 1: I've gotten a brand new agent/mgr/rep! I don't know what to do ack help!!!**

Have you ever "faked" your way through a scene?

Have you ever "faked" your way through a scene?

Posted on Sep 17th

The actors I know are all self-described method actors; according to them, you have to feel sad to play sad or otherwise the audience will notice. But I'm not so sure that's true. I'm pretty sure there are tons of actors that do not emotionally prepare for their scenes. They go out and say their lines while going through the necessary motions to portray a certain emotion. They don't feel what the character's feeling - their sadness for example - but fake it by changing up their face and intonation in a certain way. For them it's all technical and physical. Do you guys know actors like these? Have you ever done it yourself?

Looking for Andrew Garfield Spider-Man Sound-a-Like for Audio Drama Project - PAID

Looking for Andrew Garfield Spider-Man Sound-a-Like for Audio Drama Project - PAID

Posted on Sep 17th

Currently looking for an actor who can channel Andrew Garfield's portrayal of Spider-Man, while still being able to perform and act beyond an impression. The role will be for a non-profit full script audio drama. Paid at $2 a line for a total of 226 lines. $452 overall. Auditions will be needed before final confirmation. I can be contacted here, by twitter [https://twitter.com/AGeekForFun](https://twitter.com/AGeekForFun), or by email at alfiertaylor1@gmail.com

Where to find a coach to help me improve talking voice?

Where to find a coach to help me improve talking voice?

Posted on Sep 17th

I don't really plan to be a voice actor, if anything the closest activity I'd like to try would be casting my favorite games (Starcraft 2 and Rainbow 6). But I really want to hire a voice acting coach or a similar professional to help me improve my talking voice because I always thought I had a bad speaking voice. I feel like I'm annoying to listen to and people say my voice fluctuates a lot. And I don't like the fact that whenever I'm stressed, my voice goes high. Also, some people say I get too intense sometimes and people get the false assumption that I get angry a lot. I really don't get angry but I think people get that impression because of my voice. I want to have a nice sounding voice for conversations and I want to have control over how I talk. Anyone have any advice for me? How do you guys find your coaches, for those of you who partake in the service of those professionals?

Is it a bad idea to get SAG Vouchers from a background job?

Is it a bad idea to get SAG Vouchers from a background job?

Posted on Sep 17th

Hi all, I got asked to do a background job (I have an obscure trait that they need from a few background actors). I would get $ and a SAG Voucher, and this would be my 2nd voucher (earned another in 2019 for a commercial). I don't want to shoot myself in the foot and limit job opportunities in the future, but I also don't know when I will get offered a SAG voucher in the future and don't want to "miss my chance" to get a SAG voucher. Although, not sure if this is even a valid concern. I'm very green, only done commercials and print work until recently. From my understanding, if I get a SAG Voucher, I can only do so many SAG projects until I am a must join. Much like most actresses, I want to eventually get principal roles. So, I don't think it is smart to potentially make myself a must join if I am **not** in a place where I can book principal roles on a SAG-AFTRA project? Would appreciate some insight! ​ TLDR: Is it a bad idea to get SAG Vouchers from a background job?

WeAudition Reader Experience?

WeAudition Reader Experience?

Posted on Sep 17th

Short version: I'm trying to get back on my acting game and feeling extraordinary rusty. I keep hearing about WeAudition and thinking that serving as a reader could help me get back in the swing if connecting with other actors while helping with *their* projects without having to have/coordinate my own. If you've been a reader on WeAudition, what was that process like for you? How involved/"stressful" (for lack of a better word) is it for the reader? How has it helped you (or not, lol) as an actor? Do you feel you've gotten enough value reading for people to make it worth the subscription? Is there anything I should know before I sign up? I know there's the ability to charge/tip, but I'm not really focused on making money from it, beyond maybe getting the subscription to pay for itself ;)

How helpful are book like these for aspiring actors?

How helpful are book like these for aspiring actors?

Posted on Sep 17th

I’m mostly referring to the two books below and any similar to them. If they are useful, in what way? And would you say one is better than another? https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/0801481546/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/0896762521/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&psc=1

Finally have time to get started as a voice actor. I want to make a demo reel and need advice.

Finally have time to get started as a voice actor. I want to make a demo reel and need advice.

Posted on Sep 17th

Hello all, as the title states, I am just getting started. I want to make a demo reel based off some scripts but don't really know where to look for a variety if script samples that are safe for me to use in the demo reel. Any suggestions or resources? I can see myself doing eLearning, professional, ads, etc. Trying different things out.

Booked my First SAG movie and my Scene was cut Venting and using this space to talk to myself

Booked my First SAG movie and my Scene was cut Venting and using this space to talk to myself

Posted on Sep 17th

In the Past 2 years I've booked 3 SAG Feature Films 2 Major Stream Series, and 6 Commercials. I've been incredibly fortunate. I can definitely say I know a thing or two, but I'm not here to act like I'm the shit or pretend I know everything. Cause I don't. I still have a lot to learn. I'm just here to Vent because I know this community understands. This industry really, really, really tries to destroy your self esteem in *many* different ways. Getting rejected on the daily, isn't really that big of a deal anymore. Getting avail checks, First refusal and not getting it doesn't really phase me. but there are some things that become harder and harder to swallow, the further up the ladder I climb. For example, I booked a good part on A Marvel Disney Plus Show. And My line was absorbed the moment I was about to step in front of camera. I had a huge callback session for a HBO series. I received so many compliments from the producer and director, but the role was booked by some other actor WITH THE SAME EXACT NAME! A Feature Netflix Movie I booked with a Star Wars Lead was canned because he stepped down during filming for whatever reason. And Finally, today, The first Feature SAG movie that I booked finally came out in Theatres, and guess what, I didn't make the cut, and it was a good chunk, it was a page of dialogue. I would be lying if I said I didn't feel embarrassed, hurt, pain, insecure and disappointment. My first reaction to why these things happen is that, maybe it's me, maybe I'm not good enough, maybe I suck. But if I really take a step back and put my emotions aside, There's a similar theme with all of these moments. **It's not personal.** Sometimes your line gets absorbed because it doesn't fit the creative flow of what is actually happening between the two leads. And it wouldn't make sense to add your line there anymore. The Lead bails out for whatever reason, that has nothing to do with you and it's not just you who suffers. It's everyone on production, Crew, the Director and Producer who has been writing and planning this out for years. Your part gets cut out because the scene no longer makes sense with the final product of how they want to convey the story. The scene I shot with the lead was so casual and nonchalant that it would diminish and lower the dramatic tension in the final cut of the movie. The actor with the same exact name booking it, that ones probably always going to haunt me, because I will never know if they booked the wrong guy. Anyways, I know It hurts, it stings, we do so much to bend over backwards to get these auditions in, while trying to balance our own life and mental health. Work these really odd jobs to keep our dreams alive, it's kind of difficult to not take these moments personally. and to understand this is all apart of the game, and not everyone's going to have the mental fortitude to survive. So right now, I'm gonna go eat some ice cream, play video games, walk around nature because I need to exercise self love and self care. Not self punishment. because I know, the next audition, and the next big role is coming is coming my way. peace.

Pro Acting Coach Breaks Down Dacre Montgomery's Stranger Things Audition

Pro Acting Coach Breaks Down Dacre Montgomery's Stranger Things Audition

Posted on Sep 16th

Why it Got Him the Part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFJCzYPhle8

Branding for actors, writers and production studios....

Branding for actors, writers and production studios....

Posted on Sep 16th

Attn: actors, writers, and production studios. Finding a place to house your reel or headshots is hard but to brand yourself to stand out among the rest is even harder, I get it, but it must be done! That’s why I would love to offer up my design services @ http://www.toothpaste.studio/ to hopefully get you on the right track. I've been a designer for almost a decade and have been an actor/writer for about the same, so trust me when I say I get the ups and downs of wanting to get noticed by studios, CD’s and agents. If this is something that interests you, message me, or click on my site and let’s create a vibe and get you out there!

*costs may vary based on needsLooking forward to hearing from you!

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Posted on Sep 16th

Use this thread to post your headshots for feedback, get info on your age range/type, find good headshot photographers, ask any questions you may have about headshots. If you are posting a DIY headshot for feedback, and not just a snapshot in order to get feedback on your age range/type/etc, it is advised that you do at least some basic research on what actor headshots look like--composition, framing, lighting. You will find a Google Image search for "actor headshots" to be very helpful for this. Non-professional shots are fine for age/typecasting; please keep in mind that one picture is a difficult way to go about this. Video of you moving and speaking would be ideal, but understandably more difficult to post. For what it's worth, the branding workshop at SAG-AFTRA recommends a five-year age range. That's inclusive, so for example 19-23, 25-29, 34-38, etc.

Don't ever stop and it's never too late

Don't ever stop and it's never too late

Posted on Sep 16th

I just felt like sharing my acting story because i feel like this might help some of you I'm not where I want to be as an actor but the last few weeks changed a lot for me and I'm nearer to my goal than ever 9 years ago I had the change to act on a real stage in front of real people for the first time, it was so much fun that some part of me immediatly knew that this is what i want to become and what i want to do the rest of my life. A few years and more experiences later i moved to a bigger city but i was too anxious to even try an audition for an acting school. The thing is - i was unhappy. I knew what i want to do but was to afraid to do it. Finally, way to late in my eyes, I tried it. And i failed. I tried again and failed again. I tried 8 times i think, not just in my country, i also went to another country to try it there (I live in Europe). Unfortunatily with no luck. But the timed passed anyway and now i'm in my mid 20s and I always felt like it's way to late for me. Most people start with 20 or even 19 and it's way easier because the schools want young people. Well but i luckily I didn't stop and last Tuesday I got my "Yes" for an acting school in my city. I don't think I realized it yet, but shortly after they told me I'm in i almost collapsed. It's just unreal. What I realized a few months ago is this: i will be an actor, no matter what. The only thing that could change that is me stopping persuing my dream. You know? It will take time but eventually, if i don't stop, i will get where i want to be as an actor. So please, don't stop. Just keep on grinding and find new things about yourself, watch movies, read, go in the theatre if you can and keep in mind that age is just a number (i know I might be relativly young in this subreddit but still) Cheers! PS: [This video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVPxwh2UHOk) helped me so much, such incredible advice.

Anyone have Dyspraxia?

Anyone have Dyspraxia?

Posted on Sep 16th

Pretty much the only well-known actor who I can think of that has it is Daniel Radcliffe. If you're not aware of what Dyspraxia is...it's pretty much a disorder that ruins your fine motor skills. Kids with it have terrible handwriting, suck at sports, poor coordination. take longer to learn to tie their shoes, etc. Of course, one crticial component in acting is coordination. Fight scenes or throwing scenes, for instance, may be a significant struggle for dyspraxic folks. I'm pretty sure I'm Dyspraxic as it explains so much about my clumsiness in general and how I can't even play games like beer pong lol. Can any actors on here relate? I feel like this is a career and ambition-ending disorder, given how important movement is in this line of work.

How Does an Agent Deal With a Complicated Schedule?

How Does an Agent Deal With a Complicated Schedule?

Posted on Sep 16th

I am thinking of getting an agent after years of being self-represented. I used to get a lot of small roles from being self-represented, but I think I am ready for the next level and have someone submit me for bigger roles and give me feedback on how to be better. However, I already have tons of opportunities as a brand ambassador and host, which are well-payed jobs that I love, but that have a pretty complicated schedule that changes every week. I personally manage to work as an actor while dealing with this schedule that is very flexible, but I am not sure an agent will have the time to do this too. Being a host is as important to me as being an actor. I was thinking of maybe sharing a Google calendar with them so they’ll know if they can book me on something or not. Maybe an agent who also represents hosts will understand? Or maybe you have other ideas? How do you manage your schedule with an agent? If it won’t work for them, I’ll just stay self-represented.

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