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The Actor’s Purpose

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is what it takes to have a "meaningful" career in acting - Ready?   Define your purpose in all you do by the following criteria: Growth, Discovery and Mastery[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] 1) Growth [edgtf_separator class_name="" type="full-width" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""] "When you stop growing you start dying" - William...

Valleywood Winter Movie Camp 2016

Day 1: We had a blast getting to know our cast and crew yesterday! Campers also learned about the production side of things, a slate, recording sound, and the process of recording a scene. Campers did a great job taking notes and helping each other out when...

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Why Am I Moving? (Finding Your Character’s Behavior)

You'll hear actors referring to destination, business and gesture when they are in the process of discovering character. Today, let's rap about what we mean by "destination". So sit on your chair backwards (because it's edgy) and drop a beat. Destination. It's not as simple as where you're...

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500 Voice Over Gigs: An Interview with Andy Cooper

Meet Andy Cooper, a gifted actor who just booked his 500th voice over job. Yes, you heard that right. Within just a few years, Andy booked 500 voice over jobs. Most of those he recorded right inside his own home. Andy is a Dearing student, and...

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An Anthropologie Treasure Hunt. (Or Why Imagination Matters)

It was a Tuesday at 3pm. And much like every Tuesday at 3pm, I had dreams. Dreams of sitting at my table with a coffee and the newest anthropologie catalogue, gazing at a laced funnel neck bell-sleeved pullover. (Too many descriptors, anthro. Whatever. I still want...

Auditioning With Kids .

Hey actors! Today we're gonna talk about auditioning for commercials and television with a very particular kind of person. You show up for your audition, and you're assigned a partner. Does he/she fit any of the following criteria? - Is 48 inches tall or less? - Is demanding chocolate milk? - Knows...

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Arizona Headshots and Photographers

(Banner Image: Brenna Heater Photography.)       Hey actors! A question we get asked all the time at the studio is "Where can I find good head shots?" Lucky for Arizona locals, there are some phenomenal local photographers who will give you a beautiful result! There are lots of photographers we recommend,...

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