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

Brendan Thatcher
Reels

Hi actors! I'm a filmmaker who is thinking about offering reel editing services for actors, and would love to talk to a few of you about how your reel was made, and what makes a good reel. If you'd like to answer some questions either through the Stage 32 platform or in a Zoom meeting, feel free to reach out!

Sara Dee

Please it helped. I've just published my new reel if it helps for reference. It's at the top of my vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/saradee and if you scroll down (past the 'more' command) there's my o...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

I stumbled across this video about what to include in an actor's reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeFlJCgxN-A

It seems to cover most of the things I would have mentioned - keep it short, start wit...

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Sally Connors

They want it professional, they want it impactful and they want it short

Steve James

I culled all of my clips from You tube, edit them myself using the Videopad Editor. It lasts 2 mins. and features 5 characters. The first minute gets watched twice a week from people in my city!

Brendan Thatcher

Thanks all for your input! I'm planning on putting together my reel editing services in 2021.

Stephen Foster
Learning to talk about yourself and your career is an important tool!

When actors are asked to say something about themselves they usually fumble coz they haven't thought of interesting stories to tell on the red carpet or during interviews. Nail that stuff down LONG before it's sprung on you! Practice out loud with other actors your stories, your acting journey.

I ha...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Amen, hallelujah! I've been interviewing writers and it's so worth it to know your answers to certain things so that you don't lose your audience before they fall in love with you LOL! Actually, I thi...

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Jameson Martel

Communication is key

Stephen Foster

Jameson Martel networking is the real key.

Ying Jie Wang

Dear Kay, Merry Christmas!

Stephen Foster
Dig through some old press clippings to find your Vein of Gold.

I was digging thru some old press and I found the first review I ever got for my acting. This was at Long Beach City College and I played Peter in Romeo and Juliet. They understood my "Vein of Gold" even if I didn't!

Maybe by looking in the rear view mirror, we can see ourselves clearer.

Karen "Kay" Ross

What a treasure! Both someone else's kind words and having it inform your process.

Loren E Chadima

That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Jameson Martel

What are you working on now Stephen?

Stephen Foster

Jameson Martel new material and our next short. selling screenplays.

Diana Pentz
New life new normal cancer free, my goal is to given a chance to act

Recent cancer survivor who wants to live her dream to be an actress, have done improv and some acting and a commercial.. hoping some studio/ director will give me a chance to prove I can be an asset on their team..life has thrown alot innmy way, and can put to use in my future roles .

Diana Pentz

Cool

Diana Pentz

I watch the show

Edward Skirtich

H Dana- Actually it's ed.skirtich@gmail.com Thanks- Ed Skirtich

Ying Jie Wang

Dear Diana, Happy new year.

Diana Pentz

Thanks

Jameson Martel
In between films!

So while I wait to continue shooting for my feature, I have a little time to do some side short projects.

I hate racism with a passion. That's why chose to help with this particular short. Sometimes you have to play a redneck asshole to get a message across!

Check it out!...

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Ying Jie Wang

Dear JM, I hate racism with a passion. But I like the coexistence of many nationalities. I hope you have a good time!

Ray Shab

Great point of view!

Ying Jie Wang

Dear Ray, Merry Christmas! Thank you.

Delonzo Carraway
Delonzo

I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays

Debbie Croysdale

Delonzo, Merry Christmas and COOL New Year!

Barry John Terblanche
A little Christmas chuckle for you.

A little something small for your enjoyment - a short 2 page for good festive spirit. Enjoy.

https://www.stage32.com/profile/790245/Screenplay/Dear-santa

Karen "Kay" Ross

Aww, thanks for sharing this, Barry! And Happy Holidays to you as well!

Barry John Terblanche

And to you and yours Karen

Curisa Dassi
Newbie

Hello Everyone,

I'm new here like a newborn chicken LoL...just decided to give this a try. Hope everyone is staying safe out there and Happy Holidays! and God Bless!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Curisa Dassi! My name is Kay, I'm the Community Manager here at Stage 32. If you'd like to learn more about myself and the Stage32 Team, we have an intro blog: https://www.stage32.com/blog/Meet-t...

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Ying Jie Wang

Dear Curisa, God bless for to you!

Edward Skirtich
Zoom Read

Hi All- Looking for an actress 27- 30 years old for a zoom read of a backstory of "Supergirl". Eddie Skirtich, an older student studying journalism at Pittsburgh University shows Kara Danvers around campus. Kara is the editor and chief at "News at Pittsburgh" newspaper with Eddie as a writer. Will E...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

Hi, Edward. This would be better placed on the Jobs board: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs. That's where members post various "want ads" for casting and production needs, paid or not paid. :) Best t...

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Loren E Chadima
Introducing myself - Acting Teacher/Coach

Hello Actors - Happy Holidays. I'm excited to really use Stage 32 and I'm fumbling my way through and want to get to know the actors and see how I can help you. 2020 has been a tough year for actors. I was cast in a movie and a commercial and teaching at SAG/AFTRA Conservatory, then the pandemic hit...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Loren E Chadima! My name is Kay, I'm the Community Manager here at Stage 32. Nice to meet you! You are not wrong - this has been a hard year for sure. What did you do when the pandemic hit and it...

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John Silver
Acting Resume

Would anybody know of any websites covering reviews for professional acting resumes? I just updated my acting resume last week and I'm looking for professionals who are willing to review the formatting and point me in the right direction so I can send it out to agents and auditions. Thank you!

Karen "Kay" Ross

That’s a great idea! You can definitely invite network contacts from Stage32 to review your resume. Why not post it to your profile and DM ten acting pros?

John Silver

Absolutely!

Steve James

There are Casting Agents in Stage 32 - I suggest getting critiques from them - they are the ones that will pass your name along.

Loren E Chadima

Post it on Intentional Acting Facebook Page and I'll take a look at it on Wednesday Office hours. Happy to help.

Don Zorbas
Headshot

Hi folks, any tips on a headshot? Clothes, smile or don’t. Thank you.

Kellie Christensen

A great photographer will guide you through everything you need to know. I went to David Muller (LA) and he was worth every penny!

Steve James

I suggest clothes !

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