Acting

Whether you’re an actor, voice actor, casting director or anyone else related to the profession of acting, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on technique, audition strategies, headshots and all other topics related to the sweet science of acting

Stephen Foster
R u jealous of other actors?

When you see an actor win an award or book a role, do you get mad and shut down or do you use it as inspiration to UP your GAME?!

Madeline Romine

I went into this profession knowing that rejection is a big part of the deal. I don't get mad if someone else gets the role because they saw something in them they didn't see in me. I just use that as...

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Stephen Foster

@everyone, these are great comments. I find that I use jealousy to strengthen my resolve to overcome challenges

Vanar Jaddou

Curry won b2b MVPs -- Harden was robbed the first year probably, and Durant left OKC to go to Golden State. Westbrook and Harden are having the best year of their careers and are both 1 and 2 in the MVP discussion.

Christian Pius

Yeah @Stephen. Honesty is the best policy. Jealousy can be a positive energy. I thought I was the only one.

Stephen Christos

Hi Stephen here, UK classically trained stage, TV & film actor & newbie to Stage32. I find U.S. actors to be less jealous & more ready to congratulate & support their fellow actors when they get work, hence my dipping my foot in across the pond.

Ellonah Monet
Help

HI actors ,I really want some help , so I'm 15 and I've always wanted to act but I don't live in the Los Angeles area so it's hard to actually do an audition ,and I go on these sites but there so expensive or a scam and I can't ask my family because they don't really care, so I would like to know ho...

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Andrew Bee

You are in school, so educate yourself. Take all the drama and industry related classes you can. The acting business has this mystical, magical thing attached to it that says, " I have talent so I wil...

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Dija Henry

This is the time to work on your craft. Look for acting classes in your area, get involved with community theater and consider creating your own short films so you can learn the process of TV and film...

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Jody Ellis

Start with where you are now. Join your schools drama club (hopefully they have one?) and/or start auditioning for community theatre events. Take whatever workshops and classes you can find, as well a...

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Stephen Foster

you can also get a group of friends together and write short movies and film them. actors access is a great site for auditions.

Stanley N. Lozowski

Greets from New York, Ellonah, I'm a retired teacher of film and television and as a hobby, I teach students to make movies. I work from my home office computer and can show you how to make your film....

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Caitlin Burt
Brief thoughts on Craft

Connecting Verb Action and Neuroscience in Acting Personalities are complex and confusing while verbs are direct- containing movement and intent. They are what acting is all about. Can being a verb instead of a personality make us more effective people and our characters more effective characters? Ps...

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Stephen Foster

acting is doing. I want to kiss her is stronger than I love her...

Hayden Zych
Boundaries

Just started filming this horror project with some actors and actresses I've known for a while now. We have themes of insanity, possession, and witchcraft. But we have scenes coming up that we need to film, and they might be challenging to the talent. How should a director approach an actor who is p...

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Cait Brasel

Ooooh good question! Personally I've acted and directed, so I've come at this problem from both sides of the fence. As an actor, I remember having a scene 7 years back when I was pretty new to film. T...

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Matthew Cornwell

Depending on how fragile their ego is (or your relationship is), you can just veil your direction under the guise of "let's play" or "let's explore" so that you have "options in the editing room." The...

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Anikka Se'a Prescott

I agree with Cait Brassel. I also think it would be beneficial to get together with the actor and discuss what it is you are both trying to display in the scene. The amount of emotion, the "not so obv...

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Stephen Foster

privately & early. do it with candor and tact. don't wait until you get on set to push the boundaries and don't shame them in front of the other cast members. actors are fragile and can clam up

Anikka Se'a Prescott
Anyone In Spokane?

Hi everyone :) I currently reside in Spokane, WA. I would like to connect with people that have a passion for film and acting! I know there are plenty of theatre groups here, but anyone out there more interested in film?

Stephen Foster

check our meet up section for meet ups in WA

Bethany Brandt
Speaking Softly On Camera (TV & Film)

Hey everyone,  It should be noted that I'm fairly green. I was recently filming opposite of an actor from LA who has been in some legit films out there. I was, at the time, annoyed that he spoke so softly while filming an argument. Then, I was on set of a Netflix series and the fairly large name acto...

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Stephen Anthony Bailey

In my opinion: if the sound man/lady is worth their weight---they will adjust the mics to your performance. So don't worry about your volume is that aspect. If you're working with fairly inexperienced...

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Debbie Croysdale

Hi been in the same boat as @Madeline. Many times been told i have loud voice in pedestrian life, cos theatre speech is different. Can remember always had to breathe inwards and upwards through diaphr...

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Debbie Croysdale

@Stephen. I agree that self analysis on stage/film can break the flow of natural performance because it ruins the moment of what may have been a great performance. Be the character. An actor should be guided by director and technical team.

Debbie Croysdale

To add to above. I have a sound team when doing shorts but i would like to know myself what its all about, and how its all done scientifically. Machines and Gadgets and how they impact on the end result.

Stephen Foster

the best "camera" advice I ever got was: Let the camera come to u. in other words, in film/tv the camera and the microphone do the work of capturing everything you do so you don't have to do as much as you do in theater.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Great Share Suzanne. These insights from an established star help all of our crafts. Whether you are an Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Cinematographer, Composer or Producer. Thank you Suzanne,

Stephen Foster
Your power mentor list!

Who are your top 5 acting mentors?Mine: Ruth Gordon, Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Christopher Guest, Leslie JordanThe theme that runs thru them all is: unique comedyBy making lists like this you can spot your own "brand" of talent!

Debbie Croysdale

Richard Burton, John Hurt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Michael Douglas. Common theme? Je Ne Sais Quoi!

Anne Devina Reeve

Alan Rickman, Alec Guinness, John Hurt, Marlon Brando, Sir John Gielgud

K.M. Ecke

Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, and Dylan, because he spits hot fire!!

Anne Devina Reeve

Uh oh is he a dragon from Wales ?

Annie Mac

I'm no actress, but my mentors would be Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren and Vivien Leigh, because of their commanding presence on screen.

Shawn Speake
Anybody have an Actor's Reel to show off?

I'm workin' on my reel. Looking' for strong examples. Thanks for your time!

Shawn Speake

Great work, Michael! You hang out with some heavy hitters! Very impressive

Shawn Speake

Hey, Christopher! Great job. The only issue I see with your reel are flat clips, the result of flat writing. It has nothing to do with your acting. You didn't get a fat steak to chew on in your scenes...

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Christopher Trastoy

Shawn I appreciate the comment. It is actually interesting that you have said that because I noticed it myself. When taking the projects it was more important for me to have something to put out. Now I want to use these to help fond those meatier roles! I am craving them!

Shawn Speake

My man, Christopher! You're well on your way, bro! Way to build!

Stephen Anthony Bailey

Here's my demo. Break legs in 2017! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbNO6-4sDRc&t=3s

Josh Panagiotou
Vancouver workshops

Anyone know of any casting director workshops happening in Vancouver? Or where I could find that info?

Pamela Jones

Hey Josh, A lot of casting director and other workshops are posted through Vancouver Actor's Guide. You can get on their mailing list for their weekly newsletter. You can get added to the Facebook grou ...

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Josh Panagiotou

Wow pam! Thank you so much! I will get right on those mailing lists and check some of those people out! Thank you!

Rebecca Caldwell
In LA next week

Hi all! I'm in LA next week from Wed and I'm looking for people to meet and contacts, activities etc!

Rebecca Caldwell

I should clarify, I'm an actor there for meetings on business visa so open to meetings and gratis collaboration x