Acting Video of the Week 4.24.15

There aren’t many people in the industry more helpful than Wendy Alane Wright.  Her YouTube channel provides great information to anyone who has ambitions of becoming an actor. Below is a short, but informative video on self taping.

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Dream big, live with your hopes up and don’t forget why you started this journey. At times, it can be hard to believe in oneself. You may get rattled.  In those times you can benefit from just believing in someone else’s belief in you. When you have doubts lean on those you can trust they will get you through it. There is enough….more than enough for everyone. The resources are as limitless as the mind. It is your time, to take ownership of a stake in what you’ve help create. 

How will your acting career be remembered by those you care about?

An Actor Must…..

Get professional headshots. Headshots are the gateway to the majority of your opportunities. The longer you go without them, the more gigs will pass you by. Don’t make the mistake of getting pictures taken by your friend that dabbles in photography. I know you can get those pics free or cheap, but they likely won’t move you in the direction you want to head. Fewer calls will lead to less inspiration. Less inspiration can lead to giving up. Great headshots get you work and help keep your dream alive. 

 In Athens/ATL, I recommend Griffspix. He does great work and has photographed me and many of my students. No matter where you live, you can do a search and find a good headshot photographer. It can be pricey, but spend the money. Headshots are an investment in your dreams. What better investment could you make?

Make sure that you pay attention to what  current headshot trends are hot. Take a peek at some of the larger agency websites and see what they’ve approved for their actors. When you get your proofs, select a look that you want to sell. Select a look that is the fantasy of what types of characters you’d love to play. 

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