Monday, May 1, 2017

Contest Winners from April 2017

The winners of the Super Short Mini-Monologue contest are:

Shivam Dubey

Olivia Hankle

The winner of the Headshot Contest is:

Melissa Geddes

Thank you to everyone who entered. A new contest is coming soon!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Free Help for Actors and Acting Contests with Cash Prizes


FREE ONLINE ACTING SCHOOL AND CONTESTS


LESSON 1 - Why do you want to be an actor?
http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/free-online-acting-school-for-new.html





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CONTESTS!
Deadline April 1, 2017

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Super Short Mini Monologues




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Homemade Headshot Contest




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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

5 Tips for Acting from Todd Bruno of Film Riot

Film Riot has a lot of great filmmaking tips which I watch on a regular basis and they had an acting video I wanted to share with you featuring one of their actors named Todd Bruno.

Todd says that the overall goal of an actor is to help the director get the shot they want. How do you do that? Check out the tips below:

  1. Know your lines!
  2. Manage time on set - always prepare during scene/set changes (socializing should not be the focus).
  3. Fill every scene (awesome examples in video). Think how can you make your one line count. You can add meaning behind doing nothing which will improve your screen time. A line can be performed many different ways by putting different thoughts behind what you're doing.
  4. Help with continuity. This will make sure you keep your scene in the movie. Keep track of props, when you drink, eat, etc. Don’t mess with makeup, hair or props during the filming of a scene.
  5. Translate what a director tells you. If the director wants you to be angry think of something that makes you angry to have it come across. Don't pretend to be angry or force it. Feel it. Find the honesty or truth in your performance by connecting to real emotions.

Check out this video for details, examples and even more tips:




New to acting? Check out our Free Online Acting School for new actors:
http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/free-online-acting-school-for-new.html

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Starting out in Acting - Tips from Professional Actors

There is a lot of wonderful advice for new actors in the video below. Here are some highlights of my favorite comments:


David Furr (Broadway actor) says to do good work and be kind because then people will want to work with you again.


Zachary Levi (TV and Broadway star) suggests finding a great acting class or workshop that gets you in front of people in the industry with high profile showcases with real casting directors.


Jeff Daniels (Hollywood and Broadway Star) has three tips:
  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Find people who believe in you - build a team one person at a time
  3. Be in the right place at the right time AND be able to deliver!

Check out this video now:



Also check out our Free Online Acting School for new actors:
http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/free-online-acting-school-for-new.html

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Today's Moment of Crazy Acting Exercise

Here is a random exercise to try for fun called "Today's Moment of Crazy." For this exercise, go totally crazy over something very ordinary.

I was inspired by our turkey hotdogs expiring on January 20, 2017 which happens to be the presidential inauguration day.


Make a video of your crazy and post the links below or email them to me via Google Drive and I might feature them on our YouTube channel. I'd love to see your results.

Or join in one of our contests below:

Actors! Enter for a chance to win $50 with three different contests.





Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Acting Contest Update Top Entries So Far - Seeking Actors Deadline April 1, 2017

For the headshot contest, here is an early favorite. It captures what I'm looking for. I am seeking pictures that can help teach new actors the right way to make their own headshot on the cheap.


Melissa Geddes - The Good
Melissa Geddes - The Bad

And here are the top 4 videos so far from the Super Short Mini Monologue Contest:










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There is still time to enter. The deadline is April 1, 2017.

Actors! Enter for a chance to win $50 with three different contests on freehelpforactors.com:


Super Short Mini Monologues  

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/acting-contest-super-short-mini.html

Voice Acting Contest 

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/voice-acting-contest-for-new-actors.html

Homemade Headshot Contest  

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/homemade-headshot-contest-good-vs-bad.html


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Free Online Acting School for New Actors menu of lessons for classes


FREE ONLINE ACTING SCHOOL AND CONTESTS


LESSON 1 - Why do you want to be an actor?
http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/free-online-acting-school-for-new.html




LESSON 2 - Learning from other actors

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/lesson-2-free-online-acting-school-help.html

LESSON 3 - Who are your favorite actors?

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/lesson-3-free-online-acting-school-help.html

LESSON 4 - Humorous comedy acting

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/lesson-4-free-online-acting-school-help.html

LESSON 5 - Serious dramatic acting

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/lesson-5-free-online-acting-school-help.html

LESSON 6 - Selecting monologues

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/lesson-6-free-online-acting-school-help.html

LESSON 7 - Developing characters
http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/lesson-7-free-online-acting-school-help.html

LESSON 8 - Monologue performing tips
http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/lesson-8-free-online-acting-school-help.html

LESSON 9 - Recording your monologue

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/lesson-9-free-online-acting-school-help.html

LESSON 10 - Acting goals

http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/lesson-10-free-online-acting-school.html

If you have completed the Freedrama Acting School in the past, then you complete in all three contests below and earn an official Freedrama Acting School shirt. Email doug@freedrama.net for details.


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CONTESTS!
Deadline April 1, 2017

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Super Short Mini Monologues



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Voice Acting Contest


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Homemade Headshot Contest




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