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How to Slate for the Camera– Your First Impression

How to Slate for the Camera– Your First Impression

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Aug 30, 2017

How To Slate for the Camera– Your First Impression In this video my students at 3-2-1- Acting Studios demonstrate how to slate for the camera. At every on-camera audition, an actor must identify himself by saying his first and last name to the camera. This is called a slate. Sounds easy enough. But hold on… in those few words you must impress the Casting Director, the Director, Producer and the Clients. It’s your chance to prove yourself worthy of the job. Or else they will hit fast forward to the next actor. Oh...

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Does a Talent Agent Pay for my Headshots?

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Aug 30, 2017

Does a Talent Agent Pay for my Headshots? Talent agents do NOT pay for your child’s head shots. In fact, they don’t pay for any of your child’s business expenses. They do not “sponsor” actors to fly out from another state or nation. Instead, YOU will pay the agent 10% commission upon booking a job (for union work) and 20% commission (for non-union work). Granted, upon booking a job, a production company might pay for your travel, but not an agency.  Parents, once your child actor gets hired in an...

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Did Your Behavior in the Lobby Cost You or Your Child the Job?

Did Your Behavior in the Lobby Cost You or Your Child the Job?

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Aug 30, 2017

Did your Behavior in the Lobby Cost You or Your Child the Job? Casting directors work closely with their assistants who are normally running an audition session. After you sign in the audition lobby, children (and parents) should remain quiet and focused. It’s always helpful to review lines or mentally prepare for audition. If you or your child is already confident with the audition material, it is acceptable to read a book or play games on a smart phone or tablet. Just make sure the sound is OFF.  If the sound is on, it is...

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What is acting?

What is acting?

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Aug 11, 2017

What is Acting? Have you ever watched a show and wondered what made the performance you just watched so amazing? How did the actor create such a realistic and natural performance?  Here at 3-2-1 Acting Studios we constantly say how important it is for an actor to be realistic.  Below are 5 ways to get to the heart of your acting: Communicating feelings and ideas to an audience It’s important for your audience to understand what you are feeling.  They need to feel what you are feeling.  Know how to use your body and...

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Acting classes for kids: why positivity is a must

Acting classes for kids: why positivity is a must

Posted by Amanda Jaros on May 31, 2017

We all hear the stories about young actors who face personal challenges, leading to shortened careers and other unfortunate circumstances. This does NOT have to be the case.  Here at 3-2-1 Acting School in Los Angeles, we teach dozens of happy, vibrant, well-rounded children, teens and young adults every single week.  I am a firm believer that a positive professional experience starts with a positive training environment.  Show business is just that — a business — and we can’t always control who we encounter when...

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8 ways to stay sharp between acting jobs

8 ways to stay sharp between acting jobs

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Apr 23, 2017

8 Ways to Stay Sharp Between Acting Jobs As an actor, you will be on an adventurous journey full of interesting work, big surprises, fun adventures, and hectic weeks.  You will also have some “quiet periods” between jobs and auditions for recharging.  During these times, we highly recommend that you keep your acting skills sharp.  Just as professional athletes train during the off season, you should always be in practice!  Because you are a pro, and pros are always striving for success.  Here are 8 ways to stay sharp between...

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Support Jobs for Actors: 10 Great Ideas

Support Jobs for Actors: 10 Great Ideas

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Apr 2, 2017

Support Jobs for Actors: 10 Great Ideas At times during your acting career, you may find it necessary to supplement your acting income with other work.  The search for support jobs for actors can be just as important as the search for acting opportunities.  Rather than lamenting the fact that you are taking on non-acting work, I suggest that you look at this as an opportunity to grow and learn new skills.  Look at it as a chance to apply your acting skills in unexpected environments!  What’s most important is that you find work...

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How to boost your acting career in 2017

How to boost your acting career in 2017

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Dec 31, 2016

Happy New Year to you!  With the new year always comes enthusiasm and fresh energy, especially when it comes to our careers.  It is important for you to harness this moment, and take some powerful action steps to move your career forward.  At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we recommend the following 5 tips on how to boost your acting career in 2017: 1. Get fresh headshots. If you are wondering how to really boost your acting career, you always want to pay close attention to your headshots and how they are working.  Do they...

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How to take great headshots

How to take great headshots

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Sep 8, 2016

How to Take Great Headshots Headshots! Perhaps the marketing tool that actors put off updating the most. And also the single most important marketing too!.  Your headshot is your calling card. It’s what casting directors see first; it’s what gets you into the room.  It’s so important that your headshot authentically communicates who you are.  Here at 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles we like to educate our students on the business and marketing sides of their careers. Here are 5 tips on how to take great headshots: Do...

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How to brand yourself as an actor

How to brand yourself as an actor

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Sep 2, 2016

How to Brand Yourself as an Actor As an actor, it is important to attend class and keep your skills sharp.  It is important to build relationships and create your own work and to stay active in your community.  It is also super important that you build and maintain a consistent brand.  This is one of the most important aspects of the “biz” of acting that we teach here at 3-2-1- Acting Classes for kids, teens and young adults in Los Angeles.  If you are wondering how to brand yourself as an actor, you have come to the right...

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