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The Art of the Nuance (Part 2) – HOW TO ACT IT

March 29, 2016 | No Comments.

The previous Blog: The Art of the Nuance (Part 1) was about how to train your own eye to spot the power of when a filmmaker uses detailed nuances in a character’s performance to visually tell the story. Now, you, the Actor, are ready to delve into how to do it yourself. This was so fun to…

The Art of the Nuance (Part 1)

March 21, 2016 | (11 comments).

A big part of working on camera is developing your own sense of what the camera and the filmmakers look for when they are telling their stories. The filmmaker is looking for the tiniest details in your performances to tell their stories.  When I’m teaching acting on camera, I ask the students to watch the…

Acting on Television sets

November 11, 2015 | (4 comments).

Last week, I shadowed a Director on a Television show. Like you, I always want to know more about my art form and hone my craft. I enjoy the craft of storytelling so much that I’m always hungry to be in conversation about it with others who are practicing and developing their own crafts. We…

Your Performance in the Editing Room: Part 2

July 14, 2015 | (3 comments).

Part 2 Actor Nuances for Editors Here are TWO ACTING TIPS on how to give a stellar performance to an Editor. Yes, only 2 tips! Of ALL of the things that I talk about in classes these are the two most important foundation principles that I work from with all actors.  After filming recently, I'm even…

Your Performance in the Editing Room: Part 1

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PART 1 What’s going on inside that edit room anyway?? You’ve probably heard the phrase “The film (and your performance) gets made or broken inside the editing room”.  I’ve been sitting inside an editing room these past weeks with my Editor on a film I’ve directed recently. And boy oh boy is this adage true!…

Delivering the work on set

June 11, 2015 | No Comments.

Your goal is to get hired. And when you do get hired, will you be ready to deliver? I know that your goal is to be on set. I know you want to be always working as an actor. I get it. I do. I want that for you too. The truth of the biz is…

Protecting Yourself On Set

June 9, 2015 | (4 comments).

Your on set prep between shots makes the difference in your performance when camera rolls. This weekend, I had the honor of directing some extremely talented actors in an intense indie drama. These actors really know how to "bring it" with every take - I felt completely secure with their abilities. I knew that I could count on my talented actors 100% to deliver…