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First attempt at making my own content

First attempt at making my own content

Posted on Nov 26th

Hey yall! I am an actress but have decided to also start making my own content. I am currently working on my first short film. This story will center around mental illness. The story starts when a woman finds a box of letters buried in her garden. Throughout the film you can see her spiral. I used my galaxy s21 ultra camera, ntg2 shotgun mic, ring light, and davinci for editing. I'd love any feedback!

Tips and tricks for networking better

Tips and tricks for networking better

Posted on Nov 26th

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. I have a question about networking. I managed to get few days as a background actor in The Crown season 6 and all I want to do is to have fun, learn as much as possible and to expend my network. Do you know any tips on how to give your details to the producers or director without sounding desperate and annoying? How can I maximize my chances of getting noticed by the decision makers and giving my contact details to them and hopefully getting a speaking role in the future? Best wishes, Alex P.S: I am on Spotlight and I don't have an agent right now. I am currently trying to find a new one.

Copying the voice of friends and family

Copying the voice of friends and family

Posted on Nov 26th

I'm thinking of practicing voice acting to be capable of copying the voices of friends and family. Can you do this as voice actor? If yes, did it come intuitively after practicing voice acting after a while or did you need a mindset/method switch to achieve it?

Fellow theatre nerds, I request your help.

Fellow theatre nerds, I request your help.

Posted on Nov 25th

Hello all! My name is Matt Strauser and I came to shamelessly beg for your vote. I am an actor around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Recently, I was nominated for “Best Supporting Performer” by Dallas Broadway World for a role I played in Plano earlier this year and it would mean to world to me if you could take a second to shoot me a vote. I think the award would be a step in the right direction for my career. To vote, all you need to do in put in your email address and when you’re done, open the confirmation email. The website can be kind of scammy, so if you hit the wrong button and it asks for your credit card info, go back! You don’t need to do all that. When you’re done, please shoot me a DM so I can thank you personally! Thank you! [Vote Here!](https://www.broadwayworld.com/dallas/voteregion.cfm)

Understanding the difference between a hobby and a career.

Understanding the difference between a hobby and a career.

Posted on Nov 25th

When you approach a role as an actor there’s a specific mindset you just have. 1) this isn’t a passion project for a film studio. They don’t spend millions of dollars on passion projects. The studio wants to make money 2) casting directors want to know if you’re talented but they also want to know if your bankable. 3) if you go the student film route, you get student film results. Work with professionals who have been in the trenches and have seen first hand how things get made. Take their advice instead of shitting on it. Don’t approach a Director or Producer like you’re gods greatest gift to the industry and they’ve been waiting their whole life for you to magically walk into the room and blow their minds away. Sure, command presence, but listen. When I get hired by one of the biggest companies in the world, I go through several interviews. Process of elimination. I have to prove to them I know what I’m talking about. Same as an actor, you could be a talented actor, but are you right for the team? If you treat this like a hobby, then we will know. If you create work that isn’t professionally shot, or the other actors are terrible, that’s what the audience walks away with.

Seeking VO artist for indie video game - grizzled steampunk engineer character

Seeking VO artist for indie video game - grizzled steampunk engineer character

Posted on Nov 25th

Hello! We're looking for a voice actor to record a voice-over for the cinematic trailer of our steampunk-themed indie game. This is a paid gig, and we are open to hearing your proposed rate. But since this sub requires us to post compensation terms - as a guideline we're happy to consider $25/hr a *minimum*. More info about the role, and a way to submit your info to us, are here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXvWCWvw0bNuW7pP2HgJEXmFfOjxxxlOY065YIkYWYDlKOUQ/viewform Thank you for your time!

Actor Websites

Actor Websites

Posted on Nov 25th

To all of you who have an actor website, how did you decide which host and/or platform to choose? I used to have Wix. But they changed plan pricing and algorithm, so I dumped them. I'm now in the market searching for a better, professional hosting and domain. But there are so many to choose from! I did try looking on a few of my actor friends' websites, to see if such info was at the bottom somewhere. But couldn't find anything because of VPN security whatnot. There's Zyro (that's apparently THE actor host/site), Weebly, Google Domains, Blue Host / WordPress, WP Engine, IONOS. Each with competitive pricing and annual terms ranging from $13 and $25 /yr. Please and Thank You :) :) :)

Stunt performer

Stunt performer

Posted on Nov 25th

As a marketing mascot and fully costumed character, I've done a lot of work for internal corporate and public commercial spots over the past 10 years, with a video resume and many satisfied clients. I can multi-task and am willing to do many types of projects like motion capture and puppetry, anything to use my existing experience as a character performer. The crew sections of the casting sites I've checked out (actors access, backstage) seem focused on the sound and lighting type of work. While I've had some interest from representatives I've spoken with, I don't have a desire to do commercials showing my face. What I am asking advice for: What is the best way to present myself to make the selection process easiest for casting directors and stunt coordinators? And how should I go about this conversation when speaking with a representative or an agency? And how should I translate my previous industry experience within conversations with agencies? Any and all advice is appreciated. I don't know where else to post this so feel free to redirect me if you know of a more appropriate spot, thanks for reading!

I need a 2 voice actors for a gacha horror video (check rest before judging. Also sorry if wrong flair)

I need a 2 voice actors for a gacha horror video (check rest before judging. Also sorry if wrong flair)

Posted on Nov 25th

You might be wondering "WHY GACHA???" Well because for the celebration of Mandela catalogue volume 4 I want to make a similar horror video to the Mandela catalogue series. Soo yea Also the voices i need are 2 boys

Laughing is tough.

Laughing is tough.

Posted on Nov 25th

I am NOT an actor, but I’ve always thought it’d be fun. I’ve never been able to keep straight faces with my family or in awkward situations. When I was very young, my parents brought me to a cereal commercial audition, but little me could not stop laughing in the face of whoever was trying to give me my lines. Years later, I actually became the lead role in my elementary school play (I do not know how). And now, in my high school days I asked my family if I should get back into trying to act, and they all said, “no, you laugh too much, you can’t even keep a straight face now.” And it was true! But, now I’m curious if any of y’all ever had a similar struggle when it comes to laughing or smiling, just curious.

How do I plan out blocking for a monologue?

How do I plan out blocking for a monologue?

Posted on Nov 25th

Hello! I am a very new actor who got into acting last year. I’ve been applying to roles in Backstage and have gotten two callbacks but no bookings. I feel like it’s because I still haven’t gotten down how to….perform a monologue? I can get into the headspace of a character and their situation and write down all the beats and objectives but when I record myself…my arms get all awkward and it feels wrong to just put them by my side. Or I just forget about my movements and end up gesturing with only my right arm, or gesturing too much or unintentionally doing some sort of nervous habit like digging my nails into my palm. It’s so frustrating because I get so discouraged at how bad I am at this. How do I plan out blocking in monologues and actually keep that in mind along with my feelings and imaginary situation? Thank you so much. I’ve learned a lot from you guys and this subreddit.

You all do care to be aware! just a share!

You all do care to be aware! just a share!

Posted on Nov 24th

EH-EM!A BULLETIN!

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Posted on Nov 24th

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.

Online Journal

Online Journal

Posted on Nov 24th

I tend to be a very reserved person, and like to suppress my emotions--so I feel a healthy method of documenting my process/emotions on this journey will help me. I'm not really intending to get any feedback writing this, I just wanted to do an online journal--as some of my friends have done so prior to me and said that it has helped them. 1st entry: The beginning of the year was a difficult one, I had been attending a performing arts college remotely due to the pandemic. I decided to switch from my BFA track to a two-year one to graduate early due to personal reasons and a desire to no longer attend an institution. Because of that decision, I had to leave home and attend in person--as the sister location for the two-year track had re-opened the campus and it became mandatory for everyone to attend in person--which I understand because Senior showcase and industry panel night was complicated to do remotely. I am pretty young and have been sheltered my entire life, so I felt at a loss as to what the real world outside of my bubble would be like, and to be adventuring alone in a state (that I've heard horror stories about my entire life, left me nervous.) So I had to think about my decision carefully. 2nd entry: I auditioned for the festival of the lion king in Hong Kong and received a callback for the role of Nala/Storyteller! This Callback email came before the decision to go on break for the upcoming semester, so this made my choice harder. I decided if I got the part I would take a break and go overseas. Taking my chances, I submitted the materials requested and didn't hear back. So I uprooted my life and moved up North, away from the comfort of my family. As nervous as I was, the prospects of learning from professionals in person, and being around peers that could help motivate me to become a better actress left me overall excited. So I waved goodbye to my Kermit's life and said hello to a new chapter. 3rd entry: The start of my new chapter was rocky, due to personal issues with the administration and school scheduling--to top it all off I was behind my peers due to transferring programs and had to take extra dance classes with my underclassmen. So I didn't really have time to make friends. But I strived to do my best in my dance classes to catch up with my classmates. To be completely honest, I felt inferior to the rest of the seniors. One lesson that was preached at my school was to not compare yourself to others, as we "all cross the finish line at our own pace," but me being the over-thinker I am I didn't listen. All of my peers were so amazingly talented. I wish to be on Broadway one day, and being a triple threat is really important! Everyone was so great at singing, acting, and dancing, and while singing is my strong suit because of years of training, I started acting in in highschool, so I was very insecure about my techniques, and I started dancing in college so that tells you all about how I got two left feet! Needless to say, I still had many improvements to achieve within myself. 4th entry: Skip ahead some and we are in week four of my Senior semester. Senior year at my campus is all about experiencing the industry and going out and auditioning. So I made sure to do that in between my dance classes (which was a challenge as my schedule included morning classes, night classes, and a student-work job--but I wanted to do it to experience auditioning and because it was mandatory for one of my classes, haha.) I submitted myself for regional theatres, and a few equity submissions that I knew wouldn't get seen because I am *non-union.* I honestly wasn't expecting any results, because I know there are a million people out there that have my look and are stupendously talented and actually are triple threats. (I liked to think I am one too, in an unconventional way. I act, sing, and compose music/write, but that doesn't really count, not when it matters, at least. Despite my pessimism, I received emails from casting directors, informing me that they have put my resume on file for consideration for future productions. I even received a callback for a non-union production of The Color Purple! (I didn't get it, but I'm grateful regardless because I really wasn't expecting to hear back at all!) 5th entry: Got my first industry gig! It was as a background in an upcoming tv show. Now, mind you I have been sheltered my entire life and didn't know what being a background actor entailed. So imagine my confusion when I inform my stage manager for the senior showcase about it, and she looked at me sideways. She told me those things typically lasted all day, and I might not be able to come to practice. I really did my best to make it to rehearsals that day, but I wasn't able to because of how long the shoot ran that day. But I had stayed in touch with my stage manager about the whole ordeal and informed my professors ahead of time, so everything worked out. I remember being on set and just hoping I'd get to be on camera, as I was bg no. 108, and they hadn't called me yet. I really had no idea what being a bg was about, and didn't realize it was mostly waiting until you were called, but regardless it was fun! I met a lot of people, including this *really* cute guy that I ended up grabbing lunch, and walking to the subway in the rain with, (but he was eleven years my senior and my parents freaked out when I told them so nothing else really went further with that.) I even got to be in front of the camera! I know that bg acting gets a bad rep for some reason, but as a baby actress, I love the experience, and getting to see everyone's role/how the behind-the-scene process works was amazing. Plus, I get to spend time with the crew and know them better, as well as other bg actors in the industry. 6th entry: Ever had a moment where you thought: how can I be that stupid? That was me after I sent in a submission for Hadestown and it was the material for another show and I received a message that informed me of such. This isn't the first time either with Stewart and Whitley casting that I've made a mistake. I submitted for a Hairspray tour and was informed by Benton Whitley himself that I needed to add my headshot/resume, and reels...I have made more mistakes than I can count sending submissions and I can't help but beat myself up for it half the time. The show must go on though and I keep moving forward. 7th entry: For most of the semester I have a dry period. I don't receive any callbacks after submissions, and I can't help but think about what is wrong with me. The thoughts get to my head, consuming me. Why am I not good enough? Why didn't I take dance classes earlier? Why is there always someone better than me? On top of that, I was struggling in my dance classes. No matter how hard I tried, my plies never turned out enough. My heel was never lifted in tap, and to make matters worse, my school threw me into an advanced dance class for my senior classes, so I was with ballerinas, tappers, and people who were dancing for years. Needless to say, I stood out like a swore thumb, and got most of the critics from my professors. The pressure of feeling inferior, trying to catch up, on top of missing my family that was thousands of miles away from me left me depressed. I couldn't submit self-tapes, it was hard to move, to clean my room...I was reevaluating myself, and contemplating if I made the right choice in choosing this career path. 8th entry: Senior showcase is here! I got the eleven 'o clock number in the show, and I was really nervous. The people that came to see it sang my praises and it made me feel relieved. (Watching the show back though, my dancing was awful and I'm glad nobody pointed it out to me.) Graduation is moving closer each day, and now I have to worry about finding an apartment, and a job on top of my classes...and self-tapes. My mental health is down the drain at this point. 9th entry: It's a few weeks before finals and I finally did it! I got my first professional theatre gig. I was really feeling the pressure as some of my classmates had already received theatrical contracts for after we graduate and I felt like I was falling behind. But I had somehow done it, I was a cast member for an outdoor summer camp, where I got to play deities like Hathor, Demeter, and Anasi, to name a few! 10th entry: Skip ahead to the final presentations in dance, and my class does their performances. My teachers have been super supportive of me since day one, as most knew I had night classes and morning classes, and I wasn't on par with my classmates. I received a lot of compliments for my energy and facial expressions, and my mentors' had told me that for me having just started dancing, I was doing amazing and that I was going to make it far in this industry. I started crying because up until that point I had been doubting my self-worth and questioning my career choice. For the first time in a while, I felt confident in myself again. 11th entry: Guess who graduated? Now I'm a functioning member of society and my god. Being an adult out of school sucks. Back to acting, though, my first gig was amazing, and I met a lot of wonderful actors during it. I signed up with casting network after learning about it from actors I've met, and central casting to do more bg work. For most of my work as background, I was fortunate enough to be in front of the camera! I submit myself for more roles, and I get more emails saying they will hold my resume for future consideration. Mostly, I get submissions with no response. 12th entry: Confession time, I've only done online submissions, so imagine my surprise when most of the calls are in-person. I start attending those calls, and the experience allows me to grow, but I don't get further than in the room. I'm going through another depressive episode. It gets hard for me to get up, to submit materials. I'm feeling sick most of the time, worrying. My first theatrical gig was my job outside of school so with it being part-time, and only six weeks I was scavenging to find work after this gig is over. I couldn't get another gig, and the safety jobs I was looking into didn't want to hire me because I needed flexibility in my schedule. Luckily I did find a job to keep me stable until I get my next gig. Which seemed to be no time soon. 13th entry: Being a waitress sucks because people have no respect. For the love of god, if you change your order halfway through, or order something that is not on the menu, don't expect it to come out in five minutes. And it isn't the waiter's fault if the food is taking long, so what is the point of yelling at them? Another thing, managers, stick up for your employees and their safety. If entitled people come into the kitchen, don't tell the staff you just "gotta deal with it." Needless to say, I hated my job and was hoping that my next gig was just around the corner. My mental state was hanging by a thread due to things happening in my life I'm not going to mention. 14th entry: My former classmates are getting hired left and right, doing ya tours, going out of state, and joining regional companies for their seasons. I was falling behind, and I couldn't get past callbacks...if I even got that far. I apply for the national tour of The Grinch with Bindercasting, not expecting anything, and I...make it to the 2nd round! OMG!! This time is different than the others, it feels! The casting director has given me tips on what to do for future submissions, and what to include in this one. I am excited! I submit my videos, asking for advice and deadlines along the way--which the casting director kindly gives! I submit myself, and wait! I feel really good about this audition, and am grateful! But ultimately I don't think I will go further than that so I just move on to the next audition. 15th entry: I submit myself for SETC! I get a lot of touring offers with that, which ultimately I don't get because I c*an't drive,* I am asked to submit videos for upcoming shows from casting directors, and I get an offer to do a Christmas show! The only thing stopping me again is that I can't drive and they don't offer a travel stipend. Well, there goes another offer. 16th entry: I get a cmail from actors access! I've finally joined the platform based on the advice of the casting director for the Nat'l grinch tour, and...the message says that all recipients are a part of the final process for the Grinch tour. Some of us will receive offers and the others would be invited to a callback. I'm more than elated at this point. I didn't think I would get this far! And now there might be a chance that I could be offered a role! I really hoped I wasn't asked to do a callback. I wanted to be chosen, for once, after the mountains of nexts and callback-only auditions, to feel like I was enough. I needed someone to see my talents and choose me, despite the odds. Despite the hundreds and thousands of others fighting for the same role, I just wanted to have a reason to keep going. Maybe this was it. 17th entry: I receive an email from the casting director for the Christmas show! They offered me a higher weekly pay to join for the winter and wanted me to sign the contract. I was honest with them about hearing back about a national tour and asked if they could wait until I got the results, and if they couldn't I was grateful for the opportunity. The casting director said they could, and to keep them informed. 18th entry: I finally receive an email. My heart was racing, and I had prepared myself for the email emotionally. Well, sort of. I paced around my room, gave myself a breather, and *then* read the email. My smile was plastered on my face, I was shaking with anticipation to see that they--wanted to see me for a callback. My smile dropped, and I felt the eagerness leave my body. At this point, I had given myself the nickname of the callback queen, for I seemed to always get one, just to be turned away. Maybe this time was different, though. Maybe they just needed to see me sing again, to see if I'm the better choice. *The better option than the person that's been acting longer, dances better and is more comedic.* My motivation starts to leave me, but nevertheless, I prepare for the callback and memorize the slide they want me to read. 19th entry: My reign as the callback queen is relentless. The day is a hot mess, I book a studio, and prepare myself...I read the sides, and sing the songs...the panel asks me to read for a role I didn't prepare for since I thought I only should memorize the role they informed me they wanted to see. *God, I screw everything up.* I read the slide, and the panel asks if I have anything else for them. I sing another song. I'm told I have a lovely voice--*The one thing I'm actually good at.* I thank the panel for having me, and the callback is over. And I blew it, I feel it in my mojo. Despite knowing I ask the casting director about it the next day, I am informed that I didn't make it further in the process. But they hope to see me submit for future projects. At that moment I break down. Another person is the better option. Why is someone always better than me? Can't I just be enough, for once? I was devastated. 20th entry: I inform the casting director for the Christmas show about the Nat'l tour and they welcome me to the team! I sign my contract and prepare myself, while I was bummed about the tour, I was excited to be going out of state. To the midwest, somewhere I'd never been, to do a show! And, it was my second theatrical contract! After calming down, I came to appreciate the experience with the nat'l tour. I'd just graduated and I was already getting *that* far in casting processes for national tours, tours that major casting teams are reviewing! And I received filming tips from an experienced member of the industry, who wants me to keep submitting for them in the future! Plus, I was complimented during my callback. I just had to stay positive. Sure, someone was better, someone always is. But I can't let that stop me from trying to be the best in the room, Broadway is the goal, baby!! 21st entry: I put in my two-weeks notice at my job since I will be out of state for an extended period and the company couldn't hold my position. Now that the server job was done, I had more important things to do. The number one job of an actor is to keep submitting, and that is what I did! I needed a contract after I was finished with the one I was about to begin, I had two months from that date to book a season! That was the long-term goal. The short-term one, was to get another acting job while I wait to fly out of state, Since using Actors access, I have been getting invites to various callbacks and auditions. This website is magic!! 22nd entry: I book three gigs! Two commercials, and one short film. I'm a featured background for the short film, and the footage is going to get added to my reel! Plus, I've made a friend while on set that works costumes, and has some amazing designs! One of the commercials is for TikTok, and the other was an interior promotion for a company photoshoot. I was so happy to get it! Theatrically, I was still getting no luck. For a few tours I had gotten to callbacks and then never heard from them again. The callback queen strikes again. I do have two notable auditions, though. The first I had was for an upcoming broadway show! I made it to the 2nd round! Which is WAY farther than I imagined. The second, I had done an in-person audition for a Hadestown tour Stewart-Whitley casting was holding. Prior to this day, I had auditioned for a cruise line they were hosting as well, and the panel had familiar faces. I had noticed that but didn't think they would remember me, as thousands of faces probably pass them by each day and I wouldn't stand out. To my surprise, when I was finished one of the panelists told me they were glad to see me auditioning again. 23rd entry: Here we are in the present, I have flown out of state and am currently doing the Christmas show. I am having fun, meeting new actors, and having free food is never a problem. I have a meal card for the local bakeries and restaurants that I use every day, and I meet with fans of the show who talk about how much they enjoyed the performance and my singing. Being here, putting smiles on others' faces, makes me even more certain that I am in the career that is meant for me. That's why I have to keep submitting, so I just submitted myself for an off-broadway production and touring show for the year 2023. 24th: I did a virtual reading for the casting directors for the winter/spring season of the off-broadway production. They asked me about my availability and...I got the gig! I was offered the leading role of one of the main characters, and I can't believe it. I had wanted to get another theatrical job after I finished this show, but I didn't believe I would actually succeed! ***The 2022 year overview:*** I have had a bumpy journey so far. Some highs, and some lows, but overall I am grateful for every audition, and for every person I have met.

What if the smartphone game Candy Crush Saga got character voice acting? Here's the voice actors from the last decade I would pick to voice each character.

What if the smartphone game Candy Crush Saga got character voice acting? Here's the voice actors from the last decade I would pick to voice each character.

Posted on Nov 24th

*This article is about dream voice casting for a game that does not have a voice cast. It is strictly my opinion.* *Candy Crush Saga* celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, so I'd pay tribute by discussing which famous voice actors from the last decade I would pick to voice a number of recurring characters. Do you think they're good fits, based on my justifications? * Tiffi - Tara Strong (Strong is well known for voicing energetic girls and young women, so it's hard to go wrong with picking her to voice this game's young and endearing heroine. Note that by extension, she can also voice Milly, her mermaid cousin.) * Mr. Toffee - Tom Kane (Kane, known for voicing Yoda and the newsreel in *Star Wars: The Clone Wars*, can speak in a quite authoritative and warm tone, which I think would also fairly characteristic of Mr. Toffee. Too bad he had to retire due to health problems.) * Mr. Yeti - John Goodman (Goodman can also be a better alternative for Mr. Yeti since he voiced the huge, furry and heroic monster Sully from the film *Monsters Inc.*) * Bubblegum Troll - Fred Tatasciore (Tatasciore can voice some mischievous, witty or otherwise devious characters and is a versatile actor. I can imagine him acting gleefully in Bubblegum Troll's role.) * Denize - Lucy Liu (Liu's known for voicing Master Viper from the *Kung Fu Panda* films. I think she would welcome the opportunity to try voicing a feisty, big dragon like Denize. While she only has three video game voice credits, it's the most ethnically logical choice to go with here.) * Olivia - Tara Platt (Platt is the wife of Yuri Lowenthal and has been able to voice many various video game characters, like Punk Shock in *Skylanders*. She might be a decent choice for Olivia.) * Misty - Jen Taylor (Taylor voices Princess Peach in the *Mario* series. She could be whimsical enough to be as sweet as Misty.) * Minty - Dee Bradley Baker (Baker is also a versatile voice actor and I think he might have a shot at giving Minty a funny and interesting voice.) * Odus - Patrick Stewart (I'm not sure if this is just me, but I just think a British guy can nail down the voice of a male owl. Stewart's one of the more famous ones, so I'll pick him for Odus.)

Acting Reels

Acting Reels

Posted on Nov 24th

I’m a professional filmmaker in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m a Director, Actor, Writer and I normally produce my own things because it’s hard to find someone to help most of the time. I have a question for every actor out there. I’m building clientele to shoot Actor Reels. I know most of you get your headshots between $350-$500 If you could get a professional reel done, with one other actor. Would you pay $750/each to have your own reel made? I know most actors don’t have a lot of extra cash hanging around, but I’m trying to do things thinking about the economy and post-covid. I really think it’s very little for what I do, but I wanted to get some real answers from Actors. Is $1500-$2500 too much to pay for an actors reel? Let me explain, I have one other guy that goes out with me and helps setup lights and hold the boom pole. I direct and shoot the scene. We have location fees most of the time but I try and find a location that’s free. You get a professional vibe camera with all my gear .. lights, sound, etc… and 2 crew members for 1 day of production. Also we rehearse before the shoot date.. THEN, I go and edit the scene which takes 3-5 days normally to complete. I think $2500 is a good price for all that. But I’m seeing a way to film 2 scenes in a day with 4 actors, paying $750/ per actor I’d pull in $3000 for the day and it would only cost an actor $750 to get a reel. MY QUESTION: do you guys feel that’s a fair price for a 4 hour window to shoot your reel?

Noise reduction not cutting it

Noise reduction not cutting it

Posted on Nov 24th

I’m a voiceover artist/voice actor and I recently moved into a new apartment where no matter how much I try to soundproof my office, there’s still always background noise. Usually noise reduction features in Adobe Audition have saved me but either they’re not enough, or, when I use enough to edit out the noise, my voice sounds noticeably compressed. Sometimes I think the noise is fine and unnoticeable when I set the gain on my amp lower but then my levels are too low, and if I increase the audio, there’s the problem again, you can hear the background noise. I either use Noise Reduction, De Noise, or Hiss Reduction in Adobe Audition. What am I missing here, I’ve watched tutorials where they can edit out worse background noise than mine without making the vocals compressed. What am I missing here? Can someone provide some helpful tips or suggestions because I’m at a loss and it’s incredibly frustrating.

[Hiring][Paid Work] Hiring a voice actor for a Project Trailer

[Hiring][Paid Work] Hiring a voice actor for a Project Trailer

Posted on Nov 24th

Hey, I am working on putting together a project trailer for an upcoming fundraising campaign (kickstarter). This video would be uploaded to my project’s youtube account which currently has 0 subscribers. I have not publicly started to promote this project, but I am gathering material that I need for a big splash soon! I am looking to hire a voice actor for a one-time gig. The job will have you record 18 lines for a trailer which cumulates in roughly 239 words. I am still editing the script. I would need you to clean up the recording and send me each individual line marked and labeled so I can give that to the individual making the trailer for this project. The project specifically is for a fantasy tabletop game. \-239 words (roughly) \-18 lines \-Clean up the vocals before sending them and label/mark them before sending them I am not going to require any NDA for this as I do not believe it is necessary. I have been looking at some of the industry rates. Please excuse me if this is not high enough it is my first time hiring someone for work like this. *I have seen that for a 5-minute video with around 500-1000 words it would cost around $750 dollars. I am using that as my baseline.* Since my video is **less than 250 words** and I do not expect it to be more than a minute and a half I am willing to pay a flat rate of 200 dollars for the voice over and an additional 100 dollars for the editing making it to be a **payout of 300 dollars.** Again, please let me know if this is too little. I am looking for someone who can do an arabic or spanish accent and also can do a middle-aged voice.

Film casting and going bald

Film casting and going bald

Posted on Nov 24th

Hi all - I’m largely a theatre actor but have been getting some SAG work recently too. Demographically, I’m in my early thirties and am Indian. I’ve had a pretty thick head of hair for most of my life, but recently, I’ve noticed I’m beginning to lose my hair. Out of curiosity, I decided to buzz my head down to a “1” (if you don’t know, that’s as close to being totally bald as possible). I actually think it looks good, which was a relief. That said, in conversations with my agent, he told me he can get me a lot more auditions if I have hair. I don’t really want to have longer hair when I’m clearly balding as I don’t like that look. Is there any truth to this? I know it’s hard to say without knowing me, but has anyone noticed they’ve gotten less auditions/parts after losing their hair? I’m not too worried about theatre, but I’ve really enjoyed the film work, so I’m hoping that door doesn’t close. Thanks!

Dream Fulfilled

Dream Fulfilled

Posted on Nov 23rd

It's not really acting in the traditional sense, but it is acting adjacent, so I decided to post it to this lounge. I work in tech. Specifically PC hardware, and have for nearly a decade. When I first entered this industry, I had the dream of being able to be the speaker/presenter in one of those digital tech presentations. Think of the ASUS or NVIDA showcase videos. Or the old Steve Jobs Apple stage shows but not live. Often these opportunities are reserved for high level executives and engineers, not because they're the best on camera but because they're the most important people in the industry/company; and usually known entities to the public in the case of larger companies. I always wanted to do one of these presentations, but I didn't aspire to be a CEO, and I'm not an engineer. So it always seemed like a bit of a pipe dream.I actually do have a lot of acting and presentation experience, so qualifications to be on camera were never the issue. It was really about getting the companies I work for to allow one of their marketers to do the presentations. Last year, I was given the opportunity to audition at the company I work for to be one of the presenters in one of these presentations. This was my moment to fulfill my dream. And I totally bombed the audition. I was so depressed after that, because I wasn't chosen. Which I expected, because as I said I bombed the audition. This year, I was given the opportunity to try again, and I was selected! Yesterday, we filmed the presentation, and next month it will be released online.It took years to make it happen, but this dream will finally be fulfilled. So don't give up on yours. My next tech goal is to do a live presentation on stage.

My role I filmed has been cut, do I still get a credit ?

My role I filmed has been cut, do I still get a credit ?

Posted on Nov 23rd

So basically I shot a short film a few months back, paid for it etc and what was waiting for release. Received a message to say due to tech they’ve reshot it but with a different actor. Do I now not get that acting credit ?

Give some guidance to a new actor!

Give some guidance to a new actor!

Posted on Nov 23rd

I want to be a great actor. I don't want to be average nor good, I want to be great. And it has nothing to do with fame because I am talking in terms of skills, not success. I want to attain a certain level of mastery in this craft, regardless of whether I end up successful or not. But thing is, I come from a very small town in France, and have no money to afford classes right now (I am currently saving for it, though so it's only a matter of time). So, classes aside: Where should I start? What should I do? How long should I practice daily, what kind of routine should I have? What are the best acting classes? (I plan to move out to NYC in the future). I have a lot of ambition, and I need to know how to get there in a practical sense I guess. What advice would you give me?

[Opinion] This TV spot changed the industry in terms of VO style...

[Opinion] This TV spot changed the industry in terms of VO style...

Posted on Nov 23rd

Richard Dreyfuss in one of the GREATEST VO spots of all time. IMO this spot *changed* the VO industry to the more informal/casual/hand-on-shoulder tone that is everywhere today… [Think Different (1997) - Richard Dreyfuss VO](https://youtu.be/AL3TQtJDr0U) By comparison, here is a version with Steve Jobs doing the VO. He does a very passable job, but note the difference between a VO done by a person who is a good *actor*, and one done by a person who is merely a good *speaker*: [Think Different (1997) - Steve Jobs VO](https://youtu.be/GEPhLqwKo6g) Never underestimate the benefit that acting training can give you as you continue on in your voice *acting* journey!

CD never opened my WeTransfer self-tape, now I see the casting call on Actor's Access. Should I submit again?

CD never opened my WeTransfer self-tape, now I see the casting call on Actor's Access. Should I submit again?

Posted on Nov 23rd

A CD advertised a casting call on her social media last week. I submitted for it and she immediately sent me self-tape instructions. She wanted it sent to her via WeTransfer. I self-taped and sent her my stuff 24 hours later, a day before the deadline... and nothing. WeTransfer sent me an update that my file was never accessed and it's about to expire. Now, I see that the CD just posted the casting call on Actor's Access. Should I re-apply? Do you have any advice? Would it bad if I re-applied? I am such a good fit for the role and I absolutely rocked my self-tape. Like I seriously leveled up in my acting doing this particular self-tape. It's such a gut punch to see that the CD didn't even look at my self-tape.

Help Citing a Stanislavski quote

Help Citing a Stanislavski quote

Posted on Nov 23rd

I’m currently writing a paper on Stanislavski, I have this quote of his Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws But I am unsure of where it is from any help citing this correctly would be greatly appreciated

Is it easier with Backstager or?

Is it easier with Backstager or?

Posted on Nov 23rd

Hi! I just quit my subscription with backstage and I'm trying actors access and i’d like to know which is easier to get auction/roles to cast for?

Actors access representation

Actors access representation

Posted on Nov 23rd

I've noticed AA has a representation page that it's $75 for New York/California. I've tried finding out what it is but I can't find anything. Is it supposed to help find an agent, is it for those who live in NY/Cali and is it even worth it to try applying (if I'm eligible) even though I don't have many credits. (So far done a lead for a theatre role, a national commerical and was an extra for a music video) Edit: Found other posts saying it's not useful for those living outside of LA/NY.

What's the rules for texting/emailing your agent over Thanksgiving break?

What's the rules for texting/emailing your agent over Thanksgiving break?

Posted on Nov 23rd

We have a good relationship, but I try to mostly text her between the hours of 9-5. Big audition due Monday, and trying to get it in early. Is it good to text her anytime this long weekend to tell her its been submitted on Actor's Access on my end?

Want Help With Your Film and TV Auditions? Watch This Free Video

Want Help With Your Film and TV Auditions? Watch This Free Video

Posted on Nov 22nd

If you want to learn some really helpful film and TV audition techniques that have helped me, watch this free video. https://youtu.be/EXd-87nE-IM If you have any suggestions that will help other actors audition, please share them, so we can learn from each other.

The Claudius diaries: Final entry

The Claudius diaries: Final entry

Posted on Nov 22nd

We are always aware that - once the play hits the stage for real, has technical additions added in and timing becomes more important than ever before - things change. Of course, all of this means changes right at the last minute - most tech. runs, 'Q2Q' and dress runs happen the day before, or even hours before - opening night. It wasn't until the day before opening night for our Hamlet that I realized that I couldn't make the change between Ghost and King in time without looking a mess; uncombed hair, costume awry and no time to check my look before hitting the stage for the Coronation scene, when Claudius is supposed to look immaculate.The answer? Play him drunk! It's mentioned a few times throughout the play that Claudius is a drinker, so why not show it: A choice that makes him look nervous and unprepared for the Kingship he has murdered for. Now, there is an immediate question about him and gave me the opportunity to hit Act 1 Scene 2 very hard: This is the reason it is SO important to him that Hamlet remain in Elsinore: We have all been in that stage of inebriation, when small things become very large in our lives. This is the perfect way for it to come out.Suddenly, Claudius became untrustworthy, shifty and you just didn't trust him - perfect! This change helped me to 'find the guy' more completely and I felt much more relaxed about him. Hopefully, it made him clearer to the audience, too! I even dropped some comedy in by giving 'the royal wave' when I entered in public.So, it's all over and I'm catching up on sleep. All-in-all I'm proud of the character and the presentation of the guy. Director was happy, Audience reaction was good. Personally, the role gave me four great experiences: To quote the Bard onstage, to play the villain, to be the King and to die a horrible death on stage!if only the Microphone for the ghost (pictured) could be relied on to work! oh, well......

Agent stopped me with no notice

Agent stopped me with no notice

Posted on Nov 22nd

Hi! My agent dropped me randomly last week, which is fine, but there was a 30 day notice period in the contract. So I’m wondering what this means in terms of an actor - agent relationship. Should he have been submitting me for 30 days after he notifies me? I want to know how long I haven’t been being submitted. Thanks.

Is anyone else being contacted by agencies right now?

Is anyone else being contacted by agencies right now?

Posted on Nov 22nd

I’m in the Toronto market, I have never had a single agency reach out and ask to see my materials for possible representation. I received a message over a casting site a few weeks ago, it kind of made sense. I’m playing the lead in a feature film, and my co-star is represented by them. But now today I woke up to 3 separate agencies contacting me asking me for my materials? (Which I don’t have any lol) I’m shooting 3 movies at the moment, but before the first one I had never booked a job in my life. Booked all three from actors access. I just think it’s odd anyone would contact me, and all through the same casting site? I didn’t know if maybe agencies in the area were just all expanding?

Amazon pilot

Amazon pilot

Posted on Nov 22nd

Has anyone here auditioned for the Amazon pilot seen on backstage and actors access?

Jus' Sayin'

Jus' Sayin'

Posted on Nov 22nd

I've just finished playing Claudius in a run of 'Hamlet' at a local theatre. Pro actors, passion project. Received the script in February and when we went up, we were on version #7. I realized that the Actor nerd in me knew that it was all about the rehearsal process, because who would come out on a weeknight to see this? Eventually we were over half -full for the 5-performance run, so they were more than just a 'cherry on top'. However, I crossed a bunch of bucket items from my list: Spout the Bard (again.), be a King, play the Villain and die horribly on stage. Jus's Sayin'.

Should I remove my minor in theatre performance from a no-name university?

Should I remove my minor in theatre performance from a no-name university?

Posted on Nov 22nd

I got a minor in theatre performance from a large, public university. Like a University of Florida or University of Ohio type situation, but a different state. The school is not known for its acting program. They don't even have the major as an option, just the minor. I showed my current acting teacher my resume for feedback and he said I should remove my theatre performance minor because it's not a reputable school like Yale or Julliard and nobody has heard of the teachers I studied with. Is this true? Is it taking away from my resume? In actuality, I do feel that the training I got at the university was mediocre. The teachers themselves were phenomenal actors in the professional equity shows that they put on at the school, but the training itself wasn't that great. I also don't think my current teacher is trying to sabotage me or anything like that. He's an excellent teacher and I've learned the most I've ever had from studying under him for the last 1.5 years. I am about to start submitting to agents so I want to be certain I make the right decision in removing the training. I don't want to look like a noob with minimal training if I take off 6 semesters' worth of training, even if the program wasn't reputable. So what's better: less training, more reputable, or more training, but possibly with unknowns?

Opportunity to work with Renowned Actor/Director Aleksandr Molochnikov

Opportunity to work with Renowned Actor/Director Aleksandr Molochnikov

Posted on Nov 22nd

Hello! I'm posting about a phenomenal opportunity to work with renowned Russian Actor/Director Alexander Molochnikov in a Scene Study Acting Class in Soho. Open to actors of all skill levels! [https://www.instagram.com/kislomolochniy/](https://www.instagram.com/kislomolochniy/) Visit our website [gstudio.nyc](https://gstudio.nyc) to learn more, or purchase tickets here: [https://geotickets.tv/events/acting2](https://geotickets.tv/events/acting2) Our Sunday Fall Session is available now, taught by Aleksandr Molochnikov 6 weeks ($480) of scene study. Pairs will perform scenes from theater and film, coached by Aleksandr. Sunday, 6PM - 8:30 PM, November 27, 2022 — January 8, 2023 at G Studio! Final performances will be professionally filmed to use for reels. The class is already half full, but we are seeking 9 more students for the Sunday session! If you are not able to purchase in time, please email class manager [caleb.m.a.short@gmail.com](mailto:caleb.m.a.short@gmail.com) to be considered for a future class. Instagram G Studio [https://www.instagram.com/gstudio.nyc/](https://www.instagram.com/gstudio.nyc/) Aleksandr's IMDb [https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6615978/](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6615978/) Other Links to Aleksandr's recent work in Film and TV. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2TPQMOoQIw](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2TPQMOoQIw) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8GqrxSum-M](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8GqrxSum-M)

Can seafarer become part-time or full-time actor (do acting)

Can seafarer become part-time or full-time actor (do acting)

Posted on Nov 22nd

Hello I m from Myanmar my passion is to become actor but due to my family financial problemes I need to be onboard.dont get me wrong I like to become seafarer but I don't want to give up my dream because of my financial problem .I want to know is it possible for a seafarer to do acting ?any one who is in the same situation as me plz spare me some advice. I m really in stress thinking about it Thanks for Ur advices in advance

5th audition for major CD office since September... this time is a NON-SPEAKING co-star.... please make this make sense.....

5th audition for major CD office since September... this time is a NON-SPEAKING co-star.... please make this make sense.....

Posted on Nov 22nd

the first audition for them I was pinned for. great. (never released from that pin, of course, because why would a CD actually have the consideration for actors taking time out of their day to tape for them?) how is it possible that you cannot make a casting decision based on 4 previous tapes of mine that were all different characters, one had an accent, and now you need to see me .... not speaking lines..? ... you mean my last tape I did for you where I had 2 lines and then reacted to 2 pages of dialogue wasn't enough of me REACTING for you to see?! jesus i know this is an "opportunity" but how lazy ARE casting directors?! yes, fuck my low level reps for submitting me for this crap but why do CDs even need to RELEASE a breakdown for a stupid non-speaking role like this?! can't they just GIVE it to somebody that has auditioned for them 5/6/7/8/9 times?! i literally just want to take my last audition tape I sent them yesterday and cut out my 2 lines and then just send in the rest of me standing there reacting. because this is the same exact goddamn thing, just an even smaller amount of it!!!! please make this make sense... how this isn't a complete waste of an actor's time (god only knows how many actors are actually requested to tape for this) and literally not just a ridiculous abuse of power and exploitation of actors....? i mean seriously i'm emailing all my reps and telling them to not submit for non-speaking co-stars anymore... it's just such a joke. but honest to god, why are CDs doing this? it makes no sense to me. it's the paradox of having TOO MANY CHOICES

being recorded while voice acting?

being recorded while voice acting?

Posted on Nov 22nd

I've only landed a few roles for VA but I noticed a camera pointing at me as I'm saying my lines. Why are actors being recorded when we act? Is it for body references when animating?

SAG-AFTRA - Wages & Working Conditions December Meetings

SAG-AFTRA - Wages & Working Conditions December Meetings

Posted on Nov 21st

This December, the membership comes together to discuss wages & working conditions in preparation for the theatrical/television contract negotiations. A major problem with SAG-AFTRA's contracts is that the signatory producer hires a third party paymaster (payroll service) that functions as our "employer of record". LEGAL DEFINITION: An employer of record (EOR) is an organization that serves as the employer for tax purposes while the employee performs work at a different company. The EOR takes on the responsibility of traditional employment tasks and liabilities.The paymaster is not part of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA); nor are they automatically part of the CBA because the producer hired them. Meaning: When a producer uses a third party "paymaster", the producer is effectively relinquishing their fiscal responsibility to the performer(s) as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement. That means, SAG-AFTRA's contracts are technically null and void, because our employer (the paymaster) is not contractually obligated to the SAG-AFTRA membership.Why is this a problem? It's a problem, because all too often producers don't forward our earnings to the paymaster to pay us "on time". They can reroute the money for production costs, or let the interest compound to generate a profit for the producer and investors. Solution: We need to insist all payroll services (or paymasters) be signed to the CBA either on a project by project basis, or a general blanket agreement. How will that help SAG-AFTRA members? By having the paymasters signed to the CBA, we can better control how and when we get paid. This would reduce late, or no, payments. Under California law, when a motion picture day-player employee is wrapped, s/he is technically considered laid off. Therefore, the producer as 72-hours to issue the performer's paycheck. Every day thereafter, up to 30 days, the producer must pay a day's wages. Years ago, I sued a paymaster in small claims court. I received a default judgment, because the paymaster never appeared in court. I received a $3,000.00 late payment plus $60 court costs. It turned out a couple of con artists, who worked at a major studio, opened a shell company (i.e. payroll service) in one of the studio's empty office suites. When the studio received letters from the LA Superior Court, the two employees vanished. Thankfully, the studio pulled their resources to help me track down the party responsible for paying the judgment. This could have been avoided by having the paymaster signed to a CBA. What am I asking of you? If you are a member of SAG-AFTRA, please let our theatrical/television negotiation team know you want paymasters to be under the CBA.

I had the most exciting time doing a commercial and it all makes the journey worth while

I had the most exciting time doing a commercial and it all makes the journey worth while

Posted on Nov 21st

I recently was in a commercial and after doing this for as long as I have, it was such a milestone and it was so epic that it reminded me that all my work that I put into training, workshops, headshots and everything in between, as well as all the gigs I've had in the past, worth while. Believe me when I tell you, if you just keep going and never give up and keep reminding yourself that one day good things will happen, they will happen, and when they do get ready for success. It's one thing to fail and you get used to it, but it's equally as difficult to handle success. Remember this. If you're 100% devoted to acting, your agent, casting directors, clients and all the connections you've made will KNOW this. I've been doing the acting thing for most of my life but only recently have I been able to have pride of where I'm at and it's been keeping me afloat.. Just keep it up and do a great job wherever you go. Once you develop a great formula for auditions and it works, don't change it, keep up with what you're doing if you are getting frequent call backs. Learn as much as you can from each set and make sure you inform your agent when you're wrapped and remind them how much fun you had and how much it means to you. Your agent will continually keep working hard for you if they know how much it means to you. Don't get me wrong, you need to be financially smart. Also if you're working a full time job- a real flexible job, you need to keep yourself available for gigs that are on the horizon. Availability is key. I know it's really difficult not knowing when your next gig will be, you just have to be really financially smart and determined. You need to have a great support system and circle of care as well. It's a difficult journey, lots of rejections and lots of unsure moments of where you're gonna end up or what you're going to eat for the next couple weeks. if you play your cards right and you keep trying to better your skills, honing your craft, like I said do a GREAT job and treat EVERYONE with respect, life as an Actor will be easier trust me. Don't be a negative person on set as well - people can feel that energy and sense it and it really works against you believe me, I've seen it first hand how it affects so many people. Your attitude is everything, when you keep it POSITIVE, people will want to jump on that train and be positive with you. In a world filled with so much suffering and pain the best thing to do is put a smile on your face. Bring joy to the people around you, be proud of what you accomplished so far even if it's just small things. Things don't happen overnight, it's a constant run of the gauntlet - every experience builds you as a person and as an Actor so make sure you experience real things in your life too! That's all I wanted to say and I hope I can inspire you with my words, even though they are so few, I really hope you go for your dream, even if you think it's a pipe dream - keep hitting that pipe baby and things will flow eventually. With so much love for you fellow actors, -Julian

I need 2 people for analog horror

I need 2 people for analog horror

Posted on Nov 21st

So uh, i need two vice actors for an episode, so i'm asking here. I would ask in r/analoghorror but the ppl there are assholes. so yeah, dm me, i send u the lines and then boom, i'll make the video

[Voice Acting Critique Request] Two versions of an audio drama — Whistler Mountain is Haunted

Posted on Nov 21st

I was the writer on this YouTube audio drama and, as it's my first project with the actors, we recorded two versions. We are looking for feedback for other similar audio projects going forwards. If any of you are voice actors or interested in audio drama please let us know what you think! Which do you prefer? How could the acting/drama be improved? [One Version](https://youtu.be/M7VzlICzmnU) is with American accents. [The second version](https://youtu.be/vNV7cLYfCpQ) is with a British accent and slightly different production. All feedback is very welcome as we strive to improve. Obviously I'm not asking that you listen to both versions all the way through, but any critique on what you can listen to would be very welcome!! You can also read the original NoSleep story (i.e. the script) as I know some filmmaking subs require this: [Whistler Mountain is Haunted](https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/wzqzy7/no_one_knows_what_really_happened_up_whistler/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) Thank you for reading! :)

On break activities

On break activities

Posted on Nov 21st

I am beginner actor that recently finished a beginner acting course . I have a gap before my next class and I wanted to join a group to get more into the artistic environment . While I’m on my break I wanted to ask if there are any theater, acting groups that I can volunteer at. I tried one Meetup but I do not see any here in NYC. Also if there are any other activities that involve the entertainment industry on while I’m on break I’m open to it .

Actors Access Glitch?

Actors Access Glitch?

Posted on Nov 21st

I do not have an agent or manager but I logged on to my AA profile and on the home page it says “congratulations your AA profile has been successfully connected to your talent representative”. Has anyone who is unrepresented had this happen before? Should I be worried that my account is like hacked or something?

How to express emotions when in real life we can speak pretty cold and emotionlessly?

How to express emotions when in real life we can speak pretty cold and emotionlessly?

Posted on Nov 21st

I noticed there are some people who speak without any facial expressions or tonal shifts... Some however speak with such richness in every word and their facial gestures are always so lively. I noticed I can sound pretty monotone and it doesn't really match the intention or meaning of the words being said in my day to day life ! If I were to take that to my performances (which I inevitably do), it would come off as poor delivery, monotone, and an actor who's not connected to his words. (Which are criticisms I have gotten and I myself find very true when viewing my work). I have been able to project and connect at times, but it's not something habitual or "natural" for me ALL the time. TL;DR: How do I go about connecting emotionally when my own life isn't enough to rely on for those habits and reactions?

If you HAD to chose between one kind of representation which would you chose?

If you HAD to chose between one kind of representation which would you chose?

Posted on Nov 21st

This is a hypothetical question. I am interested in knowing which of type of rep most actors prioritize. Feel free to explain your reasoning in the comments - would love to read it! EDIT: In keeping things somewhat equal - this would assume that the manager rep also submits their actors on breakdowns/projects. [View Poll](https://www.reddit.com/poll/z1b0bm)

HB studio and Barrow Group

HB studio and Barrow Group

Posted on Nov 21st

I have heard the HB Studio scene study classes are somewhat better than those at the Barrow Group. Is there someone here who has taken classes from HB studio/TBG that I dm to learn more about your experience? Also, at the end of the day does the studio you attend matter a lot in building skills as an actor? Like is there a huge difference in whether I attend HB or TBG?

Can someone explain to me like I'm 5; Why streaming-era residual checks for actors are less than decades before?

Can someone explain to me like I'm 5; Why streaming-era residual checks for actors are less than decades before?

Posted on Nov 21st

Heard this said numerous times by different sources and always wondered why

How to tell a voice actor im commissioning that it doesn't sound right?

How to tell a voice actor im commissioning that it doesn't sound right?

Posted on Nov 21st

I hope this is ok to post here. I'm an artist and I wanted a custom script read out by a VA I found online. It's for a game I like playing and making fan art for. He's voiced many of the characters in the past, and I've listened to most of them (He's very good!). However, the script I needed read included a character I haven't heard him voice yet. When I asked for an example it wasn't accurate (the voice was too high, the accent was off), and I felt like I couldn't correct him. I do commission work, and when a client asks for it changed, it's easy to do. But how do you tell a VA that they aren't voicing a character well enough? I feel like a jerk but I just can't figure out what to say. ​ For people who do paid VA work, how would you prefer a client tell you this? All help is appreciated

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