Steph Garcia on February 28, 2012 in Acting Commercials
Info on Commercial Work
Commercials are a great way to get exposure and make money as an actor. Obviously, several commercials play during every television program. And now companies even shoot ads specifically for the internet. There are a lot of opportunities to audition for commercials. Here are a few things to know about them.
Steph Garcia on February 13, 2012 in Acting Pilot Season
Around this time every year, "Pilot Season" happens. Pilot season refers to the time when a number of new television pilots are being filmed for consideration. Numerous actors fly out to LA at this time compete for all the new principal roles on various comedies and dramas. Here's some information to keep in mind when thinking about trying out pilot season.
Steph Garcia on February 06, 2012 in Acting Agents
When Approaching Agents
Congratulations! You've finally gotten a meeting with an agent. Agency meetings are an important first step to advance your career. You want to be confident and prepared. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you sit down with any possible representation.
Steph Garcia on January 30, 2012 in Acting Reels
Importance of Reels
There may be a situation where there is an audition you want to attend with a casting director that you
Steph Garcia on January 23, 2012 in Acting Monologues
Choosing An Audition Monologue
Every actor should have at least two contrasting monologues performance ready at all times. But it will behoove you to have more choices than that. You'll want pieces that are the best representation of your talent and that can be used for several different types of auditions. How should you go about finding what works best?
Steph Garcia on January 16, 2012 in Acting
Advantages to Producing Your Acting Opportunities
As an actor, you can often feel like you are not in control of a production. The piece is already written, the locations chosen, and the casting done. With a film, even post-production is out of your hands; the editor chooses which take to use. With the tools available today, that doesn
Steph Garcia on January 09, 2012 in Acting Survival Jobs
Survival Jobs for Actors
Your ultimate goal as a performer should be to make a living being creative. The unfortunate truth is that many of us must maintain one job to pay the bills while we pursue our ambition in our free time. Finding a suitable
Steph Garcia on January 01, 2012 in Acting New Year
Become a Better Actor in 2012
Happy New Year! We all make resolutions and goals at the beginning of the New Year. So why not make improving your acting and your career one of them? Here are some New Year
Steph Garcia on December 19, 2011 in Acting Background
Pros and Cons of Background Work in TV & Film
As actors, every opportunity must be weighed not just by financial gain but by creative or career gain. One of these opportunities is performing background or "extra" work. Background work consists of the actors who flesh out the background of scenes as restaurant patrons, office workers, or any other supporting crowd work. There are several pros and cons to taking on this kind of work.
Steph Garcia on December 12, 2011 in Community Acting
Build Your Acting Community
An actor's pursuit can seem like a solitary venture. You self-submit for roles until you find representation. You audition on your own. You follow up about
Steph Garcia on December 05, 2011 in Acting Casting Resume
Managing Your Acting Resume
Your resume represents what you have to offer a potential employer. It should be easy to read and have up-to-date information on it. While your resume is open to personalization, here are some general layout rules to get your started:
Steph Garcia on November 28, 2011 in Audition Acting
Preparing Your Audition
You've landed an audition and want to nail it. They've given you sides but not the whole script. What can you do to prepare? To begin with, ask yourself a few questions:
Steph Garcia on October 03, 2011 in Acting
Growing Importance Of Improv
Acting is like any other craft: new techniques keep it fresh and show that you are aware of what's trending. While improvisation has always been around, it has become more popular as of recent. With shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and movies like Bridesmaids being produced and commercial auditions looking for improvisers, having improvising skills in your back pocket can only help you.