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What Makes a Bad Headshot

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A headshot is potentially the most important tool in your acting kit, even more so than your resume and your education. It won’t matter if you’ve been to the best acting school and done all...

What to do when you blank

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To be or not to… Um. Let me think… But no, there is no time to stop and think, there’s an audience watching, waiting, judging! Luckily, you’d already read Stagemilk’s handy article on what to...

How to Act Natural

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How hard can it be? You practice acting natural most of your life, so it should come – wait for it – naturally! But that elusive naturalism in your performance is a bit like breathing....

Are you a Selfish Actor?

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Let’s address a very common problem that has an awkwardly judgmental label. Most actors are guilty of this. It’s harder than it sounds to overcome it, and it is often a matter of upkeep rather...

Actor’s Worst Enemy: Tension

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Actors have really been boxed into a corner with their work ethic. Most work tirelessly, borderline obsessively, on the role that they are cast in. Unfortunately, the majority of an actor’s career, in the early...

How to discover your X-Factor

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The elusive X-Factor is probably the most sought after trait in an actor. Entire casting briefs have been changed to accomodate the discovery of an X-Factor Actor, so it makes sense to develop your X-Factor...

How to be Confident Auditioning

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Auditions. We put so much emphasis on them, and it’s more often than not that you’ll leave this brief foray into your beloved craft only to feel emptier and more lost than before you went...

Making Mistakes is Awesome!

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There are so many brilliant inventions to make us look our best. Instagram filters. Make-up. Erasers. Control Z. Unfortunately, none of these contraptions stop you, yourself, the real MVP, from knowing you made the mistake...