Acting

Mar
24

10 Actors that NEARLY had “IT”

Choosing the right actor for the role can make or break a film, we’re reviewing the casting-near-misses in some of our favourite stories. Grab the popcorn. Jennifer Lawrence, Bella Swan, Twilight (2008) America’s sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence, could have traded in her crossbow for coloured contact lenses, when she auditioned for the role of Bella in Stephenie […]

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Mar
21

You’ll NEVER Guess How Many Times He Auditioned…Before He Got His First Job

Our favourite Hulk-humanitarian, Mark Ruffalo may be an award-contender but he hasn’t always been confident on his road to success.  After moving to Los Angeles and “hating it”, Ruffalo had given up on acting at least once in the mid-90’s, heading home to Kenosha, Wisconsin to work for his commercial-painter father. But he came back […]

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Aug
31

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying For Acting Courses

Many reputable institutions offer courses, classes and masterclasses in acting and these can be hugely beneficial for performers. They hone your craft, add experience and prestige to your CV, and provide great industry networking opportunities too. But many of these courses are also competitive, with lots of applicants vying for only a handful of places. […]

By Lois-Amber Toole | Advice & Guidance
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Aug
23

Lighting Quality in Film: Why It Matters

Lighting your film may feel like an afterthought, but it can have a profound effect on the overall mood, professionalism, and quality of your film. Many crucial aspects of filmmaking can be easily overlooked in favour of the sheer excitement of the shoot! It can be tempting to simply grab a camera and start rolling. […]

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Jul
08

The Easy (But Important) Ways To Improve Your Acting

A professional actor or actress never stops learning. Some of the most successful performers in the world have stayed popular and prominent because they are constantly learning and improving. A humble, curious attitude is always a positive trait and makes you better at your craft. If you are looking for easy but effective ways to […]

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Jun
16

How To Be A Team Player On Set

The film-making world may reward individuality, but the industry requires a lot of teamwork. Teamwork used to be a buzzword that was thrown around offices and other places of work without any real meaning, but in recent years, people have started to decode it. Working well within a team does not have to mean losing […]

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