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Tongue Twister list for Actors

Tongue Twister list for Actors

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Nov 3, 2018

  Tongue Twisters Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran. Big black bug bit a big black bear and the big black bear bled black blood. Can I cook a proper cup of coffee in a copper coffee pot? Don’t doubt the doorbell, but differ with the doorknob. Eight gray geese in a green field grazing. Free thugs set three thugs free. Grey geese in a green field grazing. High roller, low roller, lower roller. I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch Jingle jungle jangle joker. Knit kilts for nasty cold nights. Little lucky Luke...

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How to Get Student Loans for Acting School

How to Get Student Loans for Acting School

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Sep 18, 2018

How to Get Student Loans for Acting School How to get student loans for Acting school is an important process. And like most post-secondary education, requires substantial funding these days. If you are lucky enough to have financial support from family or have saved up for tuition on your own, funding isn’t a major concern. But many college graduates today use student loans to pay for their education costs. The majority of students pursuing an acting career, whether at a local community college or at prestigious schools such...

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Photo Posing Rules for Actors

Photo Posing Rules for Actors

Posted by Ann Last on Sep 11, 2018

 PHOTO POSING RULES Face, Body, Head & Hand  By Ms. Mae Ross (These are general rules and may be broken)    For good pictures you must always appear natural, relaxed and as comfortable looking as possible! Create a mood that relates to your surroundings and what you are wearing. At my acting school in Los Angeles for children, teens and adults we teach these photo posing rules. Get to know these and do some practice shoots. When it is time to do professional shots your pictures will turn out great FACE Study yourself in...

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How to Fine Tune Your Actor Brand

How to Fine Tune Your Actor Brand

Posted by Amanda Jaros on May 29, 2018

Here at 3-2-1- Acting Studios in Los Angeles, we think that being in acting class is GREAT, and necessary; we also know how important it is to focus on your actor brand and business strategy!  Working on your actor brand can be a very fun and exploratory process, and you actor brand will continue to evolve. Here are some tips regarding how to fine tune your actor brand: List the qualities that make you unique This is a very fun and empowering thing to do.  Grab a pen, and a notebook, and start listing all of the unique qualities...

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4 Ways to Take Control of Auditions

4 Ways to Take Control of Auditions

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Apr 10, 2018

  4 Ways to Take Control of Auditions So, you want to take control of auditions?  Good for you! The great news is that there are plenty of things you can do, right now, in the comfort of your own home.  There really is no limit to how much you can work your audition muscles. There are also specific training resources that will increase your chances of success!  Here are 4 ways to take control of auditions: Set up a self-taping station. Increasingly, casting directors are asking actors to send in self-taped auditions. Set...

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Voiceover Resources for Actors

Voiceover Resources for Actors

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Feb 26, 2018

Here at 3-2-1- Acting studios in Los Angeles, we focus on on-camera acting classes for kids, teens, and young adults, but at the same time, we encourage our students to pursue all sorts of opportunities — and especially voiceover work.  While we can certainly apply the foundational acting techniques that we learn in our on-camera and theatre classes to voice acting, there are specific techniques that actors should learn if they would like to focus on voice acting careers.  Here are some great voiceover resources for...

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How to Increase Creativity as an Actor

How to Increase Creativity as an Actor

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Feb 8, 2018

As actors, we are constantly exposed to our #1 source of creativity: life!  However, on occasion, we can find ourselves in creative “slumps,” in which we are seeking new ideas, outlets and inspiration.  If you are wondering how to increase creativity as an actor, you’ve come to the right place!  Here are some idas: Take an improv class I’ve mentioned improv in a lot of posts here, and that’s because I truly believe in it.  Improv is a fantastic way to get your creativity flowing!  As actors, we constantly need to...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Actors

Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Actors

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Dec 16, 2017

The holidays are upon us! Can you believe it?  I know we’ve been busy here at 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, preparing our students for pilot season and gearing up for holiday activities.   In the spirit of the holidays, here are some fabulous, creative holiday gift ideas for young actors! Gift Certificate to an Acting School Actors love nothing more than to act, and what better way to support your beloved actor than by treating her to a month of acting class!  This is an especially great gift for teen or young adult...

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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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