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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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Advice for actors: How to write an effective email

Advice for actors: How to write an effective email

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Mar 14, 2016

Each week, you are likely interacting with many entertainment industry professionals via email.  Often, an email is your way to land that first meeting with an agent or grab the attention of a casting director.  At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we urge our students to put some thought into their email writing habits and to follow certain guidelines. Here is some advice for actors on how to write an effective email: Write 7 lines or less. When writing on a laptop, your final email — sans the greeting, any website links,...

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How to Connect with Your Scene Partner: 4 tips

How to Connect with Your Scene Partner: 4 tips

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Mar 7, 2016

As actors, being emotionally present and connected to our scene partners is a top priority. At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we always encourage the students in our acting classes for kids, teens and young adults to connect with one another, to form bonds, and to collaborate on scene work both in and outside of class.  Knowing how to connect with your scene partner will allow both you and your partner to safely dive into the most authentic of performances. However, when you are out in the auditioning and working world, your...

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Inspiring Quotes from Oscar Winning Actors

Inspiring Quotes from Oscar Winning Actors

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Mar 1, 2016

How about those Oscars?  What a show!  We hope that you tuned in to see and celebrate some of the most accomplished people in your profession.  At 3-2-1- Acting Studio in Los Angeles, we think that it is very important to study the behavior of successful actors that we admire.  What better way to learn?  All controversy and commentary aside, this year’s Academy Awards show was pretty spectacular.  We are thrilled for all of the winners!  Below are some quotes from Oscar Winning Actors, past and present. Print these out. Tape...

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Why actors need stage names: 6 reasons

Why actors need stage names: 6 reasons

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Feb 21, 2016

At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, many of our young acting students wonder why actors need stage names. The truth is: not all actors need or use stage names, but for some, it’s the right way to go. Some actors choose to legally change their names in court, but many can use and register stage names without ever having to legally change it. In fact, some actors choose to simultaneously use their real names and stage names to keep their work and personal lives separate. So how do you discern whether or not to use a stage...

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