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Health and Fitness Tips for Actors with Tyler Buckingham

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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What to Wear to a Film and TV Audition

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...

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10 Commandments of Self Taping Auditions

Watch this video to see my 10 Commandments of Self Taping Auditions.

      1. Follow the Audition Directions
      2. Non distracting background
      3. Video should be horizontal
      4. Camera on a tripod
      5. Lens is eye level
      6. Actor is well lit
      7. Actor is louder than the reader
      8. Quiet on set
      9. Keep file sizes small
      10. Turn it in ON TIME
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Should You Move to Atlanta for Your Acting Career?


Are you considering moving to a new city to pursue acting? If so, should you move to Atlanta?

Let’s talk about that.

Back in 2015, when I was still living in Ohio, I had no idea the film industry even existed in Atlanta. If you’re the same way, then let me help you out and give you a brief history lesson.

In 2008, Georgia passed a tax credit that gave productions a huge financial incentive to bring their projects to the state. With dollar signs in their eyes, Hollywood producers started bringing big budget productions to Georgia, the vast majority of them to the Atlanta area.

So now fast forward to 2020. What has happened in Georgia in the past decade? Well,...

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