Monday, August 27, 2007

Learning How to Shoot on a Shoestring

If an actor were to try to shoot something themselves without going to film school first, they can either:
  1. Make stuff up as they go along (cribing from what they've seen others do)
  2. do some research
Or they can do both. In the spirit of the second, I watched the free download from iTunes of Acceptable.tv's Tutorials. It was entertaining, and I learned a little about shooting of a shoestring (e.g., no proper lighting kit).

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Casting Assignment List for 2007/2008 TV Season

A PDF of the casting directors who cast next season's TV shows is now online. Thanks to Bonnie Gillespie, who found out from Showfax Bob.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

What 'They' Want

The outcome of the audition is usually not affected by the performance of the actors who are auditioning - but only by what the producer really wants.
What ‘they’ are looking for is something that is completely out of your control.
(from Bob Fraser’s new acting career course, Nail It! – Mastering the Hypnotic Audition, which will be available soon.)

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Postcard Postage Rate Calculator

Defines what the USPS considers a normal or large postcard, and does the math of how much the postage for your postcard mailing will cost.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Roger Moore on Money

I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.
Roger Moore
English actor (1927 - )

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Recommended Place for DVDs, Airchecks

While I have never used them, I've heard EditPlus, in Sherman Oaks is a good place to go for DVD authoring, editing, airchecks (high quality version of Network shows) and the like. Their number is said to be 1 (877) EDITPLUS. If you have any experience with them/alternatives, please leave a comment.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Prepare for Success

Bonnie Gillespie's column including discussing that ...one of the most important elements to achieving success is preparing for it.

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