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What is the Stanislavski System for Acting?

What is the Stanislavski System for Acting?

Posted by Amanda Jaros on May 23, 2016

We at 3-2-1- Acting School in LA for kids, teens and young adults love educating our students about the many different acting techniques that actors can choose to exercise. As part of our series of posts on acting techniques (which began with a post about the Meisner Acting Technique), we are answering the question: What is the Stanislavski system for acting? Read on to find out more about this foundational acting method, and the legend behind it. Who developed the Stanislavski system for acting? The Stanislavski System for acting...

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What is the Meisner Acting Technique?

What is the Meisner Acting Technique?

Posted by Amanda Jaros on May 17, 2016

Here at 3-2-1- Acting Studios for kids, teens and young adults in Los Angeles, we don’t subscribe to any single acting technique. We do, however, teach a mixture of many acting techniques just as a dance studio would offer ballet, tap, and jazz training. We encourage our students to read up on a multitude of acting techniques. We believe that technique is very personal, and that an actor must choose a way of working that works for him or her.  We encourage our students to read up on a multitude of acting techniques and methods,...

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Best questions to ask a talent agent before signing

Best questions to ask a talent agent before signing

Posted by Amanda Jaros on May 10, 2016

Right now is considered by many to be “agency signing season” in the film industry. Pilot season is over, and episodic season hasn’t begun yet.  Agents actually have time to respond to actor submissions and set up meetings.  If you are out meeting with agents, remember: you are choosing your agent just as much as your agent as choosing you. Ask questions! Get curious. Find out if you are truly a good match.  One thing’s for sure. The agent you are meeting with is thinking: can this person make me money? Is s/he marketable?...

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How to market yourself to casting directors: 5 tips

How to market yourself to casting directors: 5 tips

Posted by Amanda Jaros on May 2, 2016

As an actor, casting directors are perhaps the most important people you can get to know in the business! But it’s important to note that there is a difference between best marketing practices and harassing a casting director. At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles for kids, teens, and young adults, we emphasize the importance of tasteful marketing practices. If you are wondering how to market yourself to casting directors, you have come to the right place! Here are five tips on how to market yourself to casting directors: ...

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Service opportunities for actors

Service opportunities for actors

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Apr 25, 2016

As a professional actor, you have the opportunity to earn good money doing what you love.  You are a trained professional storyteller!  You provide an immense service to the world by sharing your gifts and talents on stage and on screen.   There are also so many creative ways that you can volunteer your acting talents and be of service to your community.  Between auditions and bookings, why not spend some time contributing to the world through a bit of service work? At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we encourage our acting...

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How to Self Tape for an Audition

How to Self Tape for an Audition

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Apr 19, 2016

Great self-taped auditions are like talking headshots. Casting directors do not get to see how you take a note or respond on video like they do in a live audition, however, they do get a better sense of your movement, sound, and type with a video recording than they can with a still image. The first tips on how to self-tape for an audition involve making sure you can be seen, heard, and are the most interesting thing in your video recording. As with any audition, you need to do your homework and prepare. Dust off your slate and take...

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3-2-1 Tips for Actors Moving to Los Angeles

3-2-1 Tips for Actors Moving to Los Angeles

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Apr 12, 2016

3-2-1 Tips for Actors Moving to Los Angeles There is no ‘perfect’ moment in one’s life or acting career to move to Los Angeles. Where you choose to live and work all depends on your particular goals and lifestyle preferences. Hundreds of actors across the country consider relocating to Los Angeles each year.  At 3-2-1 Acting School in Los Angeles, we foster the growth of all our children, teen and young adult actors who come from near and far.  If you want to know how to prepare to move to LA and what to prioritize after you...

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How to work with a film director

How to work with a film director

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Apr 5, 2016

Congratulations, you got the part! Now it’s time to start the process. Whether it’s one day of work on a family TV show or a 10-week run on Broadway, you are going to have the opportunity to be a part of a crew of exciting artists. Every crew needs a captain—someone to have a clear vision and the ability to guide the group together. The captain on this journey will be known as your director. The better your relationship and communication is with the director, the better the journey and your performance will be. Here at 3-2-1-...

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How to minimize audition nerves

How to minimize audition nerves

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Mar 29, 2016

The audition process can feel pretty nerve-wracking, especially when you are just starting out. Know that this is completely normal.  The good new is that there are actions that you can take in order to stay more focused before and during your audition. At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we teach our child, teen and young adult actors ways to stay calm before and during auditions. So, if you’ve been wondering how to minimize audition nerves, here are some great tips! Arrive early. Arrive at least 20 minutes early. 30...

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How to build film credits: 5 tips

How to build film credits: 5 tips

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Mar 21, 2016

Whether you’ve just begun your acting career or you just arrived in a new market, you are probably wondering the same thing that all new actors wonder: How do I build film and TV credits? Agents want to know that you can handle auditions, and casting directors want to know that they can trust you with the material. One way of proving you can handle the challenges of the casting process and book jobs is by the credits on your résumé.  At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we not only train our students in acting technique, but...

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