The tell me about yourself question is most commonly asked in commercial auditions.
Way back in 2015, I uploaded a video titled how to answer the dreaded tell me about yourself. It’s one of the first videos I ever uploaded and up until now, it’s been my most popular video on my YouTube channel.
In that old video, I explained how to answer the question but I never showed an example. So in this video I want to show you an example of what my response would be.
In my answer, you’re going to see me talk about my dog. Any time I get asked the “tell me about yourself” question or a variation of it, I always find a way to steer the answer towards talking about...
Pursuing your acting goals shouldn't force you to put your life goals on hold. If you want to buy a home and you're wondering if you can do it while also pursuing an acting career, watch this interview! Realtor Muretta Moss and mortgage broker Mitzi Marshall discuss how actors and creatives can start the path to home ownership. Get rid of the starving artist mentality!
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What's the best self taping camera for auditions? In this video, I'll show you four self tape audition examples each recorded with a different camera. We start with my cell phone and progressively work our way up to a professional $2500 Sony A7iii. The primary goal of this test was to answer these questions:
1. Is my phone a good enough camera to self tape my auditions?
2. What are some benefits to buying a camera dedicated to self taping?
3. Does more expensive automatically mean better quality?
I think the self tape audition examples from each of the four cameras will help answer all of these questions.
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What's the fastest way for an actor to read a script and memorize lines for an audition or a job? In this video, I break down how to memorize lines fast seven different ways. These are the memorization techniques that I use for my own auditions. Sometimes I'll use all of them for one audition, other times I'll pick and choose. But having all seven in my tool belt gives me confidence to know that I have other methods to try if one isn't working. Try these out for yourself the next time you need to memorize lines fast.
Fitting exercise and nutrition into the weird and irregular schedules of an actor's life can be challenging. Finding a routine that works and building sustainable habits are key to living a healthier lifestyle, but it's hard when every day is a different schedule. In this interview with Tyler Buckingham, actor and personal trainer, we talk about how actors can incorporate health and fitness into their busy lives.
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Today’s topic is what to wear to an audition. Specifically for movies and television shows. Whether it’s an in person audition, a self taped audition, what should you wear? How much should you dress like the character you are auditioning for? Let me tell first you what I’ve been told most often in my career and then I’ll share some tips from two casting directors.
The advice that I’ve heard most often throughout my career is that you should dress to suggest the character. Meaning you should definitely wear something similar to what your character might wear but not to go overboard. For example, if you were auditioning for a football player, it might be a...
Watch this video to see my 10 Commandments of Self Taping Auditions.
What is the Meisner Technique for acting? You may have heard of it before. Maybe you’ve seen famous actors talk about it. Or maybe you watched a weird acting exercise called Repetition one time and you’re wondering where the heck that came from. In this video, I interview my very first acting teacher who taught me the Meisner Technique over twelve years ago.
In the interview, we talk about what the Meisner technique is, why it’s important for actors to study a technique, and what is that weird Repetition exercise all about. Jessica also talks about some online classes that her school is currently offering available to anyone around the world with an internet...
Back in 2016, I had the incredible opportunity to work on an episode of The Vampire Diaries during its final season. To date, it’s still one of the most interesting on set experiences I’ve ever had. In this post, I want to share with you a few lessons that I learned while working on The Vampire Diaries.
This is probably the most popular show I’ve ever worked on. It’s definitely the longest running show I’ve ever worked on. I appeared in Season 8 Episode 12. Prior to that, this show had already been running for nine and a half years and 166 episodes. It really felt like the cast and crew worked together like a...