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Will acting still be alive and popular as long as our generation lives?

Will acting still be alive and popular as long as our generation lives?

Posted on Jun 11th

I’ve always wanted to be an actress however I’ve also considered the fact that entertainment is changing… drastically. Now you become an ‘actress’ on TikTok without showcasing the full skill of the craft. Now, anyone can learn from simple YouTube video. So, will it be worth pursuing now that we have this new technology? And will it be an advantage for actors or perhaps a downfall?

Say something nice about your acting

Say something nice about your acting

Posted on Jun 11th

I figure having a thread to be proud of ourselves and each other could be nice. None of that backhanded self deprecating stuff! Brag a little. I'll start: I have worked hard to get to where I am as an analytic and gracious actor. I have what it takes to do work that I'm proud of and I look forward to growing as an artist. Your turn, go! Some sentence starters could be "Something I've done that I'm proud of..." or "I'm worth hiring because..."

First 18 Months of my Acting Journey - Knocked Sideways in a VERY GOOD way!

First 18 Months of my Acting Journey - Knocked Sideways in a VERY GOOD way!

Posted on Jun 10th

I set out in January 2021 which turned into a furious grind of acting classes, a business course, shooting demo scenes, headshots, research, reading and listening to countless heart-breaking stories of disappointment and triumph, asking millions of questions, little sleep, deficient social life and more.  As challenging as this has been, it has been carried out with immense love and desire.So...during the past four weeks, I launched my website, signed with an agent and just booked a role in the Netflix movie, Demon House, as a doctor, directed by Lee Daniels.  A second role as the demon is still pending.Happy...but I'm staying hungry.  That's why I'm here at Stage 32 to unearth the jewels of this artistic industry, learn more, refuel, enjoy the work of others and be fed inspiration.I would love to hear about your accomplishments, what you've learned from moments of disappointment, how you get up when knocked down.What you share will be consumed with gratitude!

Actors and Influencers, We Want To Hear From You

Actors and Influencers, We Want To Hear From You

Posted on Jun 10th

Technological advancement has outstripped the law, and union agreements. The use and reuse of voice and performer's biometrics has become a serious issue. It affects the ability of all talent to protect their uniqueness & their expression, thus their marketability. It also affects every living person who is concerned over ownership of their own biometrics. It affects democracy and human rights. The IIPG is addressing this in the coming months, and we want to hear from YOU. See the forum post at https://independentproducersguild.org/vocal-cloning-mocap-reuseFor information about this important topic, check out the following:https://www.equity.org.uk/news/2022/april/4-out-of-5-performers-don-t-understand-their-rights-when-working-with-ai

College and Career Opportunities?

College and Career Opportunities?

Posted on Jun 10th

I started acting during the pandemic while I was working and going to school remotely. Next year, I would LOVE to attend real people college. I'm already accepted for Fall 2022 :) My problem is my acting career. Acting is my #1 but I would regret not being a real college student for a year or two. Does anyone have any guidance for balancing being a college student and an actor? I would be entering as a sophomore into a relatively easy program. Acting-wise, in the last few months, I've been pinned for recurring co/guest stars 3 times and just don't know what I'd do if I actually booked! I'm also first choice right now for a SAG MLB feature shooting in early 2023 pending negotiations

Small Gigs w/ Full Time Job?

Small Gigs w/ Full Time Job?

Posted on Jun 10th

TL:DR I work full time (23y/o, married) in a steady job, would love to pursue acting but am not courageous enough to drop everything to invest in it, especially since my wife is in a graduate program. I'd love to get my foot in the door by doing small stuff on weekends, but all the casting stuff I've seen on Backstage shoots during the week. What can I do? Full post: I've loved acting since I got my first roles in musicals in high school, a small part in Aladdin (any other Razouls out there?) and then the lead in Willy Wonka my senior year. However, I went to college for an engineering degree because my brain works well in that space and it was always an expectation that I'd go get a "steady job". I wasn't able to do any stage productions in school due to how strenuous our engineering schedule was, and the one student film I was actually going to be a part of ended up having a conflict with the shooting dates so I had to back out. I looked into casting near me in the summers, but a mix of being 2 hours from the closest big city (Portland, OR) and working 60+ hours in the summers to pay for college made it feel impossible. I wanted to so badly but the fear of not working enough for school took over. I graduated, got married, and now live with my wife in Princeton, NJ as she gets a master's degree and I work a well-paying 9-5 engineering job. My job is actually fairly nice, but I still have this itch that I feel in my chest when I see the camaraderie of actors in interviews and behind the scenes and whatnot that gets me thinking about acting again and wanting to step into that, but again, the fear of leaving behind the stability of a good 9-5 job that supports my wife in school and whatnot makes me afraid to really put effort into it. Being so close to NYC now the opportunity to actually try feels so close yet so far away in a sense. All of the casting calls I've seen on Backstage are filming on weekdays, so I can't even try to do small stuff on the weekends for fun. All-in-all, while I know the prospect of acting is by no means some always-happy career with no worries and no stress (quite the opposite at times from all I've read), it still just feels so much more fulfilling in my mind than sitting at a computer designing stormwater systems every day. Being able to create with people and build relationships and do something that makes people happy is so enticing, but I worry if that's just a "grass is always greener" mindset. I don't have the gumption to risk my stable job to go all-in on it, but it also feels like there's very few opportunities to try and get my foot in the door, so to speak, while also working full time. Am I doomed to just daydream about this forever?

How many of you send out postcards?

How many of you send out postcards?

Posted on Jun 10th

I'm just curious how many of you send out actor postcards. If you do, do you send them to casting directors or to agents and managers too? What do you include on the card? Do you use them to announce something eventful, or just as a reminder that you exist? What tone do you take--funny, serious? Are there good online templates to use, or inexpensive places you've found to have them printed? To you put them in an envelope to mail and print both sides, or have them printed as a true post card and mailed? Why? If you don't send them out, have you sent them in the past, and if so, why did you stop? Thanks!

Can I achieve standard American accent as a foreign?

Can I achieve standard American accent as a foreign?

Posted on Jun 10th

English isn't my first language. I'm trying my best to reduce my foreign accent but it is hard. I thought it is completely impossible to fake standard American accent but they say Liv Hewson did it perfectly. Many people thought she was American but she is Australian. So I found some hope if I can fake American accent at least when I act. Besides I've done some private sessions with a coach, is there any recommendation resources or tips or whatever helpful? Also, I'm looking for female actor who has standard American accent so I can try to mimic her accent when I'm practicing. ​ Thank you.

Monologues for Black Male Actors!

Monologues for Black Male Actors!

Posted on Jun 10th

I am a Black straight male actor 21 years old from Pittsburgh but I should be moving pretty soon I’m going into my senior year of college and we are getting into showcase. Throughout the school year we have been working on archetypes and how people perceive you and what they think you would play by first look. Coming up this year we are working on showcase to get agents and I’m looking for monologues from tv shows, movies, plays that seem good for a black male I’ll post my picture in the comments if you have an archetype or what you think I would play by first glance! Instagram: @thejaychapman

♟the chronicles of pawns (war):chpt 1

♟the chronicles of pawns (war):chpt 1

Posted on Jun 9th

https://youtu.be/hd_I_T0hpFU

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Posted on Jun 9th

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.

I can't decide if dropping out of Med school is wise to instead study acting.

I can't decide if dropping out of Med school is wise to instead study acting.

Posted on Jun 9th

I think acting is my true calling. Given that Medicine takes a shit load of time to get over with I don't think I'd ever have the chance to pursue acting. With my parents constantly up my ass(they are both doctors) to become a doctor, I think there is no other way but to run away from home. But when you actually get to it, it's fucking scary to run away (I've packed my bags and hid them in my cupboard in case I have to make a move : have taken all the important documents , some money etc.) I don't wanna grow old with the empty feeling of not answering my call. Most actors have taken this path and I have a funny feeling that it's actually a major prerequisite to becoming an actor. I don't have friends to discuss this over with so I figured you guys would lend me your two cents. I'm a 22 year old male preparing for the USMLE. Thanks

Acting classes for a 17 going on 18 year old in New York City

Acting classes for a 17 going on 18 year old in New York City

Posted on Jun 9th

So i want to become a actor but I have no experience at all so I wanted to take some classes but would like to know some good classes in nyc for a younger teen person.

Learning how to act while also self teaching programming?

Learning how to act while also self teaching programming?

Posted on Jun 9th

Graduated with law degree (UK). My dream is to become an actor. Only acting experience is studying drama as a GCSE in school. I recognise that I'll need a job while I pursue acting. My plan currently is to self teaching programming and get a job as a software developer while also taking acting classes along the way. Is this doable? I know common opinion is I should get a law job but I really detest this idea. Alternatively I could work as a waiter or something but that wouldn't pay well and it's not stable.

what/who are some top acting studios/teachers in LA?

what/who are some top acting studios/teachers in LA?

Posted on Jun 9th

i’ve been trying to find acting coaches who’ve trained people like timothee chalamet, leonardo dicaprio, zendaya, millie bobby brown, and jenna ortega. those are my favorite actors to name a few, but i can’t seem to find the actual people they train with.

Is mucus buildup in the throat used at all as a voice "filter"?

Is mucus buildup in the throat used at all as a voice "filter"?

Posted on Jun 9th

Not a voice actor myself, but during this allergy season i've noticed i can get a low guttural sound by resonating the mucus in my throat. A bit disgusting yes, but it sparked my curiosity, as i could get MUCH lower than i normally could.

Tips for commercial VO reel?

Tips for commercial VO reel?

Posted on Jun 9th

I’m a fresh voice over actor. I need to make my own commercial VO. Any advice on what to put on it? Do I make my own original material for it or do I use anything that existing online? Thank you in advance :-)

What are the typical rates at-scale for SAG Ultra Low Budget actors?

What are the typical rates at-scale for SAG Ultra Low Budget actors?

Posted on Jun 9th

Hey all — I’m curious what the typical day rate on Ultra Low is for my talent filming one scene lasting a couple hours for capture? I see on the website that the minimum is $211, but what have you been paid typically for Ultra Low projects? Would you pass at the $211 offer?

Where to find Actors in New York city?

Where to find Actors in New York city?

Posted on Jun 9th

Hi all! I am trying to find two female and one male actor in New York. I would have figured this would be a lot easier but honestly not sure where to start. Not sure how to access student talent either. Any advice would be much appreciated!

A different kind of failure that I don't know how to deal with it.

A different kind of failure that I don't know how to deal with it.

Posted on Jun 9th

It seems like every chance I get to move away from my town to somewhere with more opportunities just blows up in my face. The kind of failure when the privilege of even trying is taken away from me. Of course, I will keep on trying but now it happened for the second time in the same year and to say I feel crushed would be an understatement. I was supposed to go study acting in the UK but the college suddenly raised tuition fees due to Brexit and I couldn't afford it anymore and I looked for scholarships. Then I said what the hell, I can try study theatre directing in the capital city of my country and I thought the entry exam would be in September, like it is for the acting course, but turns out it's this month and even though I began working on my entry exam project, I just didn't and still don't have nearly enough time to complete it with all the obligations related to getting a bachelor degree this year (in English and Italian), work and theatre projects I don't get paid for. I mean, I can try next year and I'm only 22 but it's so hard seeing people around me make it and already start building careers at my age or younger while I still haven't even moved away. And I try to be happy for them, but I also hate that they have certain financial or other privileges that I don't. Sometimes talent and hard work doesn't feel like it makes a difference. I'll still go to the acting entry exam in September, but I honestly hate being an actor in this culturally desolate country. And since I plan on moving abroad anyway and applying for US green card lottery this year (I try not to think of my shit luck so far when thinking of this), I'm also thinking of sticking it out in my town for another year or two, maybe even get a master's degree in translation to have a more secure profession while trying to make it, and save money for when I finally make the big move abroad happen. But I really thought I'd be out of here by now and I'm still not. I guess I can still prepare for next year's entry exam. And I know failure is all a part of siccess and blah blah but I genuinely don't feel like I'm moving despite my efforts.

Is there a detailed actors equity pay scale out there? Do salary minimums change depending on the size of a role?

Is there a detailed actors equity pay scale out there? Do salary minimums change depending on the size of a role?

Posted on Jun 9th

I know with actor's equity, there is a minimum salary an actor can receive. Does anyone know if there are Actor's Equity rules about salaries based on the size/kind of role? I read about salaries on the Actor's Equity site, but I didn't see any specific information regarding this.

How do you get most of your audition notifications? Cmail? Casting Networks? Direct email from agents?

How do you get most of your audition notifications? Cmail? Casting Networks? Direct email from agents?

Posted on Jun 9th

Just wondering where most of your audition notices are coming in from? For those that have agents, is it Actors Access cmail, CN, or direct email from them? For this that don't, is it just Cmail and CN? Thanks in advance!

Best Areas Near Atlanta to Live in

Best Areas Near Atlanta to Live in

Posted on Jun 9th

Hi there! I will keep this short and sweet. I want to move to Atlanta for my acting career, but the surrounding area is quite large and offers a plethora of options--I'm suffering from analysis paralysis. I've heard some different arguments for which area is good and why, but only so many, and I'd like more info. Some specific questions I had in mind: how far is too far from central Atlanta? Should I be inside the perimeter? Are there any areas that aren't safe? As a starting actor, is it worth it to pay less rent, but live farther away? Thanks in advance!

I'll never understand some actors

I'll never understand some actors

Posted on Jun 9th

Every actor from my theater dept ive talked to is all "everything is a mystery, and no i wont give any actual help" and every actor in the few on camera acting classes are like "heres what i know and good luck, its weird man"

Interesting times

Interesting times

Posted on Jun 8th

So, we are all aware of the 'Must be a Sign." response to totally coincidental happenings that flash through our lives.I have spoken before about finding the book Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen and loving it. Probably the best 'actor's handbook' I have ever read. I was particularly taken by the luxury of being a well known acting professional in the post-war American Theatrical world on which the book was based. It's bottom line was 'know the play and your role in it before rehearsals start. Come to Rehearsal #1 ready to act your role. You don't have to be 'dead-letter perfect', but you do need to know who you are, your complete back-story and the reasons why you react to situations, plot twists and other character the way that you do. Be prepared to change everything on the Direction you are given, but arrive, ready to go, don't chat or explain, but act.'Oh, the joy - now THAT is acting. Can you imagine an entire cast arriving for a first rehearsal committed that way?So, now here comes my Claudius in Hamlet. Rather than a last minute casting exercise, the Producer has completed all of this before going for funding, explaining that it's easier to do when the entire vision is set and ready to go. While we don't start rehearsing until September, we already have the script and an entire Summer to get to know it and - in my case - learn it.I have spent the last month researching and actually 'getting to know' my character in much more detail that I generally have time to do. I know why he does what he does and his motivations, most of his past life, before Act 1 Scene 2 (the first entrance), have a walk, an accent and a deep understanding of relationships with other characters. It has allowed me to understand who he is and the reasons why he has done what he did. I'm also OK with some of these characteristics being changed by the Director.Here's the surprising bottom line. Uta was right: It DOES make it way easier to commit the lines to memory, once you have ALL of this in place.I'll be boring you silly until December with ongoing posts of The Claudius Diary. After all, this may be the only chance I have to play one of Shakespeare's most hated villains, so I may as well go 'all out'.

i’m a 16 year old aspiring actress from germany, how can i find open casting calls?

i’m a 16 year old aspiring actress from germany, how can i find open casting calls?

Posted on Jun 8th

hi, i’m a 16 year old who wants to get into acting; i’m looking for some open casting calls for jobs in europe, but i’m having trouble finding ones that fit my age and location (preferably for horror, fantasy, thriller, or science fiction projects). any help would be appreciated:)

Looking to hire an actress for metal music video (Paid)

Looking to hire an actress for metal music video (Paid)

Posted on Jun 8th

Hello, I'm directing a music video for a metal band, and I'm looking for an actress who can provide a creepy, slow motion, ballet type dance, such as a witch in the forest that's wearing some sort of dress, cloak, or robe. Actual dance experience not required. I'm putting together this project myself, so while the budget isn't huge, there still is a budget and we can negotiate the price in more detail through messages. I'm also willing to pay for any sort of clothes required for the video. Looking for someone with their own camera that has some sort of slow motion setting, but really any modern camera should work. The ideal location would be in a forest, but I am open to any other ideas. Thanks to anyone who can help out!

Is it possible to become an actor in the USA as a german.

Is it possible to become an actor in the USA as a german.

Posted on Jun 8th

So I was wondering if it is possible to become an actor in the USA as a german because of the dialect.

Upcoming Action Actor Advice. M (20)

Upcoming Action Actor Advice. M (20)

Posted on Jun 8th

Hello Reddit! I thought it would be a good idea to ask like-minded people on this subreddit a question I have about acting, and if the general public thinks I’m heading in someone of a right direction with my goal. My goal is to become an action star and be in action movies. It’s been something I’ve been doing since I was a young kid, but I solidified it into a major goal recently and want to take definitive steps towards it. As of writing this, I’ll be an upcoming junior in college studying English, and I’ll be leaving the country to study abroad for a few months. I’ve done theater for the past seven years, and I’d say that has been doing a great job together gathering experience/credentials. I have also been doing martial arts ever since I was four years old. I’m thankful that I have a family figure who acted in the theatre as well, and they’re giving me lessons on things like the Meisner technique, so I can shape up my acting skills and be better versed. There are people who break through the industry not only by auditioning, but by modeling, stuntman training, and the like. Mark Wahlberg is a pretty good example, with his famous Calvin Klein ad. Another example, Jean Claude Van Damme (one of my favorite martial arts actors) for example, is originally from Belgium, and he had a quite a few odd jobs here and there in the United States. I believe he began as an extra, and he was apart of Chuck Norris’s stuntman team for a while and even trained with him. He ended up getting a movie role in the late 80s, but his big break was a Bloodsport at 27 years old (1988). I am aware that this was more than 40 years ago, and the world of acting 40 years ago does not revolve the same way it does today, as customs change and processes evolve. I feel like other people who have similar goals as me are doing things that I should be doing right now, and I feel like I should fill the gap by doing something important to be one step closer to attaining my goals. In order to reach my goal, what would be some advice from you guys in terms of the next step/what should I be doing? Thank you, I like to think of myself as having an open mind, so I’ll take any helpful feedback that I can…

Need Help! Canadian actor with US REP

Need Help! Canadian actor with US REP

Posted on Jun 8th

Hi guys! I’m a Canadian actor with currently no rep. Do US agents/managers accept Canadian talent on their rosters? Please let me know if you have any knowledge about this! Thank you!!

How does one go about getting Atlanta representation when hardly any agencies are considering new clients?

How does one go about getting Atlanta representation when hardly any agencies are considering new clients?

Posted on Jun 8th

I’ve been acting for a little bit over 3 years in the Orlando market and I just recently flew to Atlanta for an acting workshop hosted by Rhavynn Drummer. Since then, I’ve been thinking really hard about moving to Atlanta. I have an agent in Orlando but I know many actors/actresses here that have both Orlando and Atlanta representation. It just seems to me like those individuals have more opportunities to book appearances on tv shows and movies (which they have).

Can you message the casting director on Actors access?

Can you message the casting director on Actors access?

Posted on Jun 8th

I got an eco cast request and they said don’t submit if you’re not free Tuesday! I’m not free Tuesday until the late afternoon so I’m just trying to verify that with them before I put the time into a self tape! Is there a way to message them from the eco cast directly?

Best career consultation places for actors in LA?

Best career consultation places for actors in LA?

Posted on Jun 8th

Really looking for advice and have questions about my career/whether I should switch/seek out new reps - I have representation in NYC, a few professional credits, graduated with a BFA, and I just moved to LA. I'm feeling a bit stuck and lost. Anyone know any reputable places for this kinda thing? Does it even exist?

Opinions On Advancing Your Career Through Crew Work

Opinions On Advancing Your Career Through Crew Work

Posted on Jun 8th

I’ve heard a lot of people give advice on working on film crews to advance your acting career (through networking and whatnot). There are stories like Chris Pine getting people coffee onset, as a crew member, when he was starting out. The thing they fail to mention is that his grandmother and father were both rather successful actors. What is your opinion on advancing your acting career through crew work? Have you successfully done it or know anyone who has? Acting has always been a “who you know” business but I’ve also heard people say “Once you get into the crew side of things, you’re stuck there.” I can certainly understand both points but also know that crewing is grueling work and doesn’t leave much left for a father of 2 young kids, in his early 40s aka me. I bring this up because I was just laid off of my office job of 4 years. I’m a fairly new transport to the tri-state area, so I have friends and family (who don’t necessarily have experience in the movie business) suggest that I do something like an AD training program in NYC or to get hired as a crew driver (I know someone who does this). Opinions? Edit: Forgot to mention that I’m not new to acting or the industry, just new to a market as major as NYC. I had an agent for 20 years when I lived in the Southwest prior to moving here.

Don't Waste Time/Money - Ask These 8 Questions to Photographers Before Choosing https://youtu.be/_Fh3CU_K-w8

Don't Waste Time/Money - Ask These 8 Questions to Photographers Before Choosing https://youtu.be/_Fh3CU_K-w8

Posted on Jun 7th

If you are an actor in need of a new acting headshot, make sure you ask these 8 questions to all photographers you are considering to hire. You will save a lot of time and money and getting the answers to these questions will make sure you hire the right one. https://youtu.be/_Fh3CU_K-w8

SAG New Media Contract, Enough for Union Eligibility?

SAG New Media Contract, Enough for Union Eligibility?

Posted on Jun 7th

Will keep this short. I'm a non-union actor who just signed a New Media contract as part of an ongoing web series (I am joining an established project / cast and taking over one of the principle roles). All my previous credits are non-union projects / roles. Does this new job mean I will be SAG-Eligible? Thanks!

Any Tips for Dubbing?

Any Tips for Dubbing?

Posted on Jun 7th

Hi, I’m a fairly novice voice actor, but I’m trying to do everything I can to get practice and experience in the industry. I recently got a call back on an audition and they asked for a sample of me dubbing over some footage. I have no experience dubbing, and I have some neurological conditions that make processing audio I hear a bit tricky. Does anyone have any tips that would make things easier to record this, short of manually isolating the single character’s dialogue? Thanks so much!!!

Agent Submissions

Agent Submissions

Posted on Jun 7th

Hello fellow actors, I am getting ready to submit to agents here in Toronto and just had a quick question. How do I know how many headshots to include in my submission email? Do I just send my best one or do I send 3 (1 for film, 1 for commercials and 1 other one) or can I submit all 6 I have? Thanks for your help in advance.

Agency meeting question

Agency meeting question

Posted on Jun 7th

First time poster here. I posted this on another FB page but no one answered so maybe I’ll get more help here. Hi all! I can't believe it but an agency actually got ahold of me and would like to do a phone interview! This agency is a big one in town. I will be speaking to the president of the company (not a specific agent) as more of an informational chat and for me to ask any questions. They represent actors, models, hand/feet talent, and voice over talent. They are are on the SAG-AFTRA franchised agents list. What are some good questions to ask this agency? This is my first conversation and I saw a lot of questions previously asked were for specific agents. Thank you!

Looking for a male voice actor to do some sound effects for a video game (PAID)

Looking for a male voice actor to do some sound effects for a video game (PAID)

Posted on Jun 7th

Hi there, I hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting this, but here goes: I'm working on an indie First-Person Shooter game and I'm looking to get some custom audio recordings for my main character. Currently I'm using sounds from an old video game and I want to swap them out for new ones. The sounds I need are basic character reactions to things in-game. So things like getting hit, taking damage, grunting when jumping, and screaming/choking/wheezing when getting killed. All in all, I need about 30 samples - about 6 versions in 5 different categories of sound. Things like, taking damage, grunting, getting killed, taking a deep breath etc. For an example of my game, and to hear some examples of the placeholder sounds I'm currently using, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52iYV5iPeCA&t= The weapon sounds are all handmade by me, to give you an idea of my level of quality. If anybody is interested, please hit me up and we can have a chat about costs and where to go from here. Feel free to send me examples if you like, and then we can come up with a price/delivery plan. At the moment, my rough ballpark for these sounds would be about $150US for all of them, so long as they hit a level of quality that fits the project. If you have the right voice for the job, putting it all together shouldn't take more than an hour or two, so this price feels fair. A few more technical requirements: - The audio must be high quality (perferably 44.1k 24-bit WAVs) with no reverb or discernible echo. Please, no dodgy bedroom recordings on an iPhone. - The audio samples themselves will only be a second or so in length. - I need a male voice that sounds pretty gruff / coarse, like your prototypical solider in a video game. Thanks for your time, and please get in touch if you feel like you'd be a good fit for this project!

Do actors ever get lost in their fights on screen?

Do actors ever get lost in their fights on screen?

Posted on Jun 7th

I was watching A Few Good Men the other night and was mesmerized by Jack Nicholson's and Tom Cruise's performance. Their anger towards each other seemed so genuine and pure which got me thinking: do you think actors ever take their scripted arguments/fights personally? Like they get so lost in their character that they forget they're not actually fighting and naturally feel a bit of anger towards the other actor after the scene?

Acting with a mental illness...

Acting with a mental illness...

Posted on Jun 7th

Here's one last question that may sound a bit odd and not everyone will be comfortable being open about but do any of you (willing to divulge so) have any mental health issues that you have to juggle while being an actor? For instance, I have social anxiety, panic disorder, seasonal depression and type 1 Bipolar. The anxiety I might be able to cope with but the stress of pursuing acting might cause mood instability with my Bipolar, triggering mania or depression. By any chance do any of you have any of these mental struggles and if so, how do you manage dealing with them/their impact while pursuing your career? I was surprised to learn that many rather big name actors have Bipolar. I'm not sure how they do it.

Got cut from short film

Got cut from short film

Posted on Jun 7th

I had a small (but seemingly important) part in a short film recently and it got me my first IMDB credit, which I was just ecstatic about. It felt like I had made a mark in my career. I liked seeing that I was ‘known for’ something. I went to check the IMDB page recently and found out I was no longer on the cast list. My page also said I had 0 credits. I know I’m not owed at explanation, but this was kinda a rough way to find out, plus I thought I had really bonded with the director as I was the only actor on set that day. Should I email him to ask/confirm? The release date is not until 2023 (last time I had checked it was actually 2022 which is interesting) so I could just wait it out. Maybe I should just move on, but not having an reason is really bugging me. I’d at least like to ask if I could get some footage for my reel, which I was told I would get sent but never did.

I want to form a company as an adult

I want to form a company as an adult

Posted on Jun 7th

I would like to form a Shakespearean acting company when I grow up (with contemporary plays and musicals too ofc) and I can’t stop worrying about it. I don’t want to be that person who get straight out of their bfa program and starts one, I’d get some years of working as in actor and being part of a company under my belt first to make sure I know exactly what I’m doing. I’d take business and branding courses through collage along with my acting studies… I’ll be prepared. I’m also very lucky to have financially well off parents who are willing to support me. I’m not expecting it to be the next RSC or anything like that… even if it’s small that’s fine, as long as it’s a running theater. I know it’s still difficult but I want to stop worrying about it all the goddamn time, i’m 14 lol

David Stephan - TABLE READ - June 2022

David Stephan - TABLE READ - June 2022

Posted on Jun 6th

TABLE READ Hello Interested Actors,I'm organizing an in person, first table read for my feature film script called “TRAIN 8”. We need to hear how it reads. It will be one table read with a discussion afterwards of any comments and thoughts from the actors is welcome. Genre: Horror/Thriller Length of script: 105 pages This is a non-paying assignment- ( * food and beverages will be provided). Logline: “A dedicated CDC scientist discovers a deadly pathogen has found its way onto a passenger train racing across the northern US bound for Chicago. The virus is spreading rapidly through the Train, the passengers facing certain death. Its ground zero. She must safely contain the deadly Virus to the Train or risk a world ending catastrophic pandemic?” CAST Main Characters: CLAIRE – Woman - mid 20’S (acts much older, Sister is Emily) – Pet Groomer/Struggling Artist EMILY – Woman – early 30’s (Opposite of Sister Claire) – Corporate Lawyer RICHARD – Man – 40’s – Businessman TYLER – Man – early 20’s – Train Conductor – LANA – Woman – early 40’s – CDC Scientist FRANK – Male – 30’s – Train Bartender HARRIS – Male – 50’s – Military General NICK – Male – early 20’s – GameStop Manager POWELL – Male - Late 30’s – Black Ops Officer LILY – Woman – early 20’s – Professional Gamer/Influencer KYLE – Male - late 20’s – CDC scientist - Associate of Lana’s ROSARIO – Woman - Mid 20’s – Train Cook Support Characters I’ll need 2- 4 readers – 2 men and 2 women that can read different character support lines. If you’d like to participate, send me a message at Stage 32 or email me at: d.stephan@bpositivefilms.com We will settle on a time and place later this month (June). It will held locally at place to be determined in Los Angeles (Westside). Once I have made my selections for readers, I will notify you with the details. Thank you in advance for your interest and availability to help bring this story to life. Dave Stephan

I need help/advice. Idk what tf to do

I need help/advice. Idk what tf to do

Posted on Jun 6th

Ik there’s like a trillion posts a day asking the same thing. But like. I’m dumb af sooo

Do the successful and up-there actors actually do the text work?

Do the successful and up-there actors actually do the text work?

Posted on Jun 6th

Always wondered whether those actors working on the big movies / shows actually do the nitty-gritty scene analysis? You often hear actors in interviews talking about getting into character, or feeling their way into the role with the director. But rarely do you hear about them doing the intellectual table stuff. Does Joaquin Phoenix really break down scenes into beats, and find objectives, verbs and the like? Do we think this is all done automatically by the great actors? Would love to hear a discussion on this; or links to actors talking about their scene analysis work. It seems to only exist within those going school or in class (and usually they are those who aren't 'at the top').

When is a good time in your career to move to LA?

When is a good time in your career to move to LA?

Posted on Jun 6th

Basically, what makes an actor competitive in LA? I’m trying to plan for the future. Brief background: NC actor with 1 year studio training. I graduate in 1 year with a non-acting degree that has great employment & earning potential. Let’s say by the time I graduate I have 2 years training (different methods, on-screen emphasis, improv, combat), professional headshots, and a demo reel with some student and indie film credits. Would it be best to: 1. stay in NC and try to get signed 2. move to ATL to try and get signed because it’s the biggest market near me 3. take the plunge and move to LA People at my studio have had luck in ATL. My concerns are that I could waste time making connections in NC or ATL that could be beneficial but nowhere near LA potential. Another concern is that some student and indie films on my resume will not be competitive in LA. Is that true? If I got signed to an NC agent and managed some small TV roles is that considerably better? Or even moved to ATL for a year or two then LA? I know there’s no one right answer but I’d like to know if there are less favorable answers. What makes a “good” reel? Is it whatever shows your best capabilities or also impressive credits like Union projects? Thank you for reading. Anything I’m not thinking of please feel free to add.

Can someone explain the different college acting programs?

Can someone explain the different college acting programs?

Posted on Jun 6th

So I want to be an actor - mostly doing Shakespeare but with some musical theater. I know you can go to drama school in the UK (I’m US based) and you can also study drama at regular college. But if you decide to go the “regular college” route, can you still do specifically classical acting, and do you just major or do you audition to get into a special program??? This is all very confusing to me haha. Also - BA vs BFA vs MA? What’s all that? I would like to double major if possible, I’m super interested in Shakespearean scholarship so doing English or Philosophy as a double major would be great, but can you do those while being in a theater program in a normal college? Thanks!

Female/Trans/Non-binary voice acting required for short film - unpaid.

Female/Trans/Non-binary voice acting required for short film - unpaid.

Posted on Jun 6th

Hi there, I'm looking to collaborate with voice actors/actresses on a 90 second art short film project entitled 'My c\*\*t' for Encounters Film Festival 'depicts' competition. A vulgar, satirical poem matched with animation. Unfortunately the position is unpaid due to it being a no-budget project, simply for the love of it. If interested please message me for more details, I'm Sam (she/her) writer and director looking to collaborate with some like-minded performers.

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