10 acting tips to keep you on point

10 acting tips to keep you on point

1. To become a better actor you must not only continue learning the craft of acting (which is a lifelong process), but observe the actors you admire regularly. Go to the theatre, watch films/TV programmes that have your favourite actors in. Observe how they execute their craft. What can you learn from them? What are…

Every actor's nightmare

Every actor’s nightmare

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game There’s one thing that makes actors and aspiring actors everywhere quake in their boots; causing sleepless nights, relentless worry, stress and in some cases dictating their life so much so it can cause severe unhappiness. It sounds like an awful disease doesn’t it? Split the word into two…

Top tips for a powerful showreel

Your actors show reel is one of the most important selling tools you can have as an actor. Why? Because it is this that can be the deciding factor in whether you get your foot into the casting room. Your show reel will also be one of the deciding factors in whether an agent will call…

How to land more auditions

How to land more auditions

Auditions are like buses Landing auditions is only one part of a huge cog when pursuing an acting career. Some actors can go months without an audition then suddenly they’ll get a few at once. Actors can quite easily get sucked into the famine and feast cycle and not know how to break it. The dry patches…

How to beat rejection

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game We all know rejection is part and parcel of the acting industry. I don’t think I can name one actor or actress who has landed every single role they’ve auditioned for. It would be amazing if that happened, but the likelihood… I’ll let…

Top 3 tips for networking

Networking ah good old networking. It is essential if you are to build up your contacts and build up relationships with those who have the power to cast you, but it’s also one of those things that, if you’re like me, you don’t like and to be quite honest aren’t very good at. I wish someone had…

Why most actors fail

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Acting is possibly THE most saturated profession in the world.  I always tell the actors I train it is a difficult industry but it is POSSIBLE. It IS possible. I don’t need to tell you that you need to be on…

Can you REALLY make a living out of acting?

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Acting is not a proper job! There’s no guarantee! There’s too much competition!I bet you can add some more “truthful statements” you’ve heard about acting too. Every week you will hear me say it is a difficult industry, and it is, but…

The best kept secret for dealing with nerves

The best kept secrets for dealing with nerves

Sweaty palms, a racing heart, continuous urges to go to the toilet, dry mouth, the shivers, dizziness, a rash, forgetting lines, tension, anticipating a bad performance…   The good old common symptoms of nerves… maybe yours are different. Nerves, whatever form they come in can block performances by freezing you mentally, physically and emotionally. They stop you…

What to do when you don’t land the role

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Have you ever had your heart set on a role? Did you go to the audition super hyped because you knew this was the one? Me too. I love that feeling, of course there are a few nerves to deal with…