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How to Create an Effective Casting Notice for Your Marketing Video

When it’s time to search for actors for your marketing video, your best bet is hold auditions by way of a casting call — an invitation for actors to audition for your project. [more…]

How to Run a Successful Audition for Your Marketing Video

You post the casting notice for your marketing video, and your inbox becomes flooded with submissions. After you sort out the best picks and toss the rest, it’s time to hold your audition. To run your [more…]

How to Find Excellent Amateur Actors for Your Marketing Video

When you start looking at people from your professional or personal life as possible actors for your marketing video, you have to adopt a director’s eye. The next time you interact with them, for example [more…]

How to Coax Oscar-Worthy Performances from Non-Actors for Your Marketing Video

Professional actors have the training and experience to hit their marks and deliver the performances you need for your marketing video. Non-actors lack this background experience, and may feel lost in [more…]

How to Cast behind the Camera of Your Marketing Video

You may be forced to use a crew that has little or no experience in making a marketing video. Do not be daunted by this scenario. A shoot using a simple three-person crew — a director, producer, and camera [more…]

Must-Have Demos to Showcase Your Voice Acting

As a voice actor, you need to have recorded demos that indicate your abilities and skills to prospective clients. Voice-over demos fall into four main categories, each having their own purpose, style of [more…]

Tips for Great Voice-Over Performances

When giving a great performance as a voice actor, you need to get a strong feel for the script writer’s intentions for writing the script. Get inside the script and read between the lines. The following [more…]

Creative Ways to Market Yourself as a Voice Actor

If you feel like your efforts aren’t hitting the mark or are irregular at best, you can get proactive! You can build your roster of clients in several ways in addition to just auditioning. Although responding [more…]

Voice Acting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Ever wanted to use your voice to make a living but just didn’t know how or what to do? Voice acting is one of the greatest ways that you can use your instrument and also make money. As a voice actor, you [more…]

What Are the SAG Awards and Who Won in 2012?

Through its annual awards program, The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) celebrates individual and troupe performances in film and television. SAG Awards honor male and female actors in leading and supporting [more…]

What Are the Golden Globes?

The Golden Globe Awards are a series of awards given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding television and film. The awards are presented at a formal ceremony and dinner, which is part [more…]

A Brief History of the Oscars

The Academy Awards, casually called the Oscars, is a formal awards ceremony to honor the best achievements in filmmaking from the previous year. The Academy Awards, from the nomination and voting processes [more…]

The Life, and Short Career, of James Dean

James Dean was a film actor who remains an icon of both Hollywood and American pop culture — despite that fact that his movies are nearly 60 years old and his career consisted of only three major roles [more…]

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