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How to take great headshots

How to take great headshots

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Sep 8, 2016

Headshots! Perhaps the marketing tool that actors put off updating the most — and also your single most important marketing tool.  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 for children, teens and young adults, we like to educate our students on the business and marketing sides of their careers. Here are 5 tips on how to take great...

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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

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 place! Here are some tips: Survey...

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How to prepare for a callback

How to prepare for a callback

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Aug 26, 2016

Congratulations! You got the callback.  This is very, very exciting.  Your hard work has paid off, and you are on your way to another positive casting experience.  Really, a callback is a win in itself.  All too often actors get hung up on not actually booking a role — but you must know that to be called back is a true compliment.  Often, thousands of actors will submit on a project and only a dozen or so people (if that) will be invited to callbacks. At 3-2-1- Acting Classes for Kids, Teens and Young Adults in Los Angeles, we...

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How to find the best acting classes for you

How to find the best acting classes for you

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Aug 18, 2016

At all stages of your acting career, there is room for personal and professional growth. Staying in acting class keeps you sharp; just like a professional athlete consistently trains at the gym, you should be in class.  At 3-2-1- acting classes for children in Los Angeles, as well as 3-2-1- acting classes for teens and young adults in Los Angeles, we always encourage our students to stay in class.  We believe in a variety of training — commercials, cold-reading, audition technique, scene study, improvisation, on-camera, musical...

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How to get a great talent agent

How to get a great talent agent

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jul 27, 2016

One exciting challenge that new actors and seasoned actors face is that of getting a great agent.  Any actor will tell you about the periods of time in her career that she didn’t have an agent and still had access to exciting work opportunities.  In fact, there are many ways that you can manage your own acting career to book jobs on your own! However, there comes a time in your career when you do need an agent. At 3-2-1- Acting Classes in Los Angeles, we educate our students not only on acting technique, but also on the...

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When should I move to LA to act? 4 ways to leverage your minor market

When should I move to LA to act? 4 ways to leverage your minor market

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jul 18, 2016

Many actors, at certain points in their careers, ask themselves the question: When should I move to LA to act?  This is a very important question to consider, especially if you are serious about acting and committed to a career in TV and film. Only you can know when and if you are truly ready to make the big move. What we can tell you, here at 3-2-1- Acting Classes in Los Angeles, is that there are several things you can do in your minor market to better your changes of success once you arrive in LA.  Here are 4 ways to leverage...

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How to have a great comedic performance: 5 tips

How to have a great comedic performance: 5 tips

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jul 11, 2016

How fun that we are in a business in which we get to play on stage and on set – and spread joy and humor through our performances.  Throughout your career, you will likely play a variety of dramatic and comedic characters, but for today, let’s talk about comedy.  If you are an actor wishing to improve your comedic chops, we at 3-2-1- Acting Classes in Los Angeles have some advice for you! Here 5 tips on how to have a great comedic performance. Look for juxtapositions, or “opposites,” in the material. Comedy is full of...

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6 Ways to Manage Your Own Acting Career

6 Ways to Manage Your Own Acting Career

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jul 5, 2016

Actors who are just starting out in their careers often focus on getting an agent.  While having a quality agent or manager is extremely valuable — and, at some stages in your career, necessary — there are so many things that you can do on your own to manage yourself and advance your career.  You can be your own manager! It’s very empowering. Here are six ways to manage your own acting career. Submit yourself on acting roles. Right away, you can sign up for websites such as Actors Access and LA Casting and have access to a...

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5 Top Resources for New Actors

5 Top Resources for New Actors

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jun 27, 2016

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and become an actor. Congratulations!  It takes boldness and bravery to follow your dreams.  You’ve chosen an exciting career path, and there are many different ways that you can approach it.  You may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of resources and articles available on the subject.  Here at 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we love working with new actors, and we have a variety of resources that we recommend to them.  Here are 5 top resources for new actors. Our Online Acting...

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Why improv is good for actors: 4 reasons

Why improv is good for actors: 4 reasons

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jun 20, 2016

As an actor, you are always learning and growing and challenging yourself by trying different types of training. That’s why we’ve been focusing on some of the most renowned acting methods of all time in recent weeks, such as those of Stanislavski, Meisner and Chekhov. Today, however, I would like to focus on a very crucial tool for actors – and that is improvisation, or improv for short! Improv is where you create and perform a scene without a script! You make it up as you go along. It teaches you to be quick on your feet and...

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