SHOWREEL OF THE DAY

Today’s showreel comes from Jack Gavin from London. Good work.

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ACTORS AND ACTING TIPS

FOLLOW FRIDAY

These are 2 of the best blogs/resources we can find for actors on the net


Definitely recommened bookmarks for any actor:

http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/

http://actingcoachscotland.co.uk/blog/

SHOWREELS

Actors: Send us your showreel links. We’ll publish the best ones each week

Bobby hitting the nail on the head once again…

Bobby hitting the nail on the head once again…

MENTORING

Taking acting classes is an essential first step in any acting career. But what if you can’t find decent classes near where you live? Well don’t despair as we’ve just found this great online course which is fantastic and covers everything you need. With this, you can finally get your acting career off the ground!

In ‘real life’ the mother begging for her child’s life, the criminal begging for a pardon, the atoning lover pleading for one last chance — these people give no attention whatever to their own state, and all attention to the state of that person from whom they require their object. This outward-directedness brings the actor in ‘real life’ to a state of magnificent responsiveness and makes his/her progress thrilling to watch. On the stage, similarly, it is the progress of the outward-directed Actor, who behaves with no regards to his/her personal state, but with all regard for the responses of his antagonists, which thrills the viewers. 
- David Mamet

In ‘real life’ the mother begging for her child’s life, the criminal begging for a pardon, the atoning lover pleading for one last chance — these people give no attention whatever to their own state, and all attention to the state of that person from whom they require their object. This outward-directedness brings the actor in ‘real life’ to a state of magnificent responsiveness and makes his/her progress thrilling to watch. On the stage, similarly, it is the progress of the outward-directed Actor, who behaves with no regards to his/her personal state, but with all regard for the responses of his antagonists, which thrills the viewers. 

- David Mamet

The Power of Vulnerability: 5 ways to come alive to your authentic self

Following on from the Jack Lemmon quote - a great blog post here about how to be more vulnerable - as useful a life lesson as an acting lesson, but arent all the best lessons…

If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. [You must] reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.
- Jack Lemmon

If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. [You must] reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.

- Jack Lemmon

Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It’s not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman

Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It’s not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it.

- Philip Seymour Hoffman

3 Ways To Improve Your Luck as an Actor