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Posted by admin, May 2, 2016 6:13 pm

For Serious Actors Only

In North Hollywood, CA

FOR ACTOR AGES 18+

Tuesday, August 16

7:00-9:00pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

In today’s ever changing entertainment industry the room for error is razor thin.

Knowing how to be your best, when it matters most in the room, will the make the difference between your name being up in lights or your career going down in flames. And having a repeatable technique to relay can make the difference.

According to a recent study by Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) opportunities for actors are expected to grow 11% during the next 10 years.

The question is: will you be in the 11% who are working?

In this class, with one of America’s Leading Acting Coaching, you will learn how to:

1.  De-clutter your acting brain and find the clues in the script.

2. Use the “9 Questions of Intentional Acting” to really connect in the room.

3. Identify where your audition is being derailed and how to get back on track instantly.

During this eye opening, hands-on, and engaging workshop, Award-Winning Director and one of the top Acting Coaches in America, Loren E. Chadima, will provide a simple, practical, and repeatable technique designed to bring out your very best performance even in the toughest auditions.

Seats are limited and this class is free.

But please, no dabblers or looky loos.

This class is for serious actors who want to work.

Click Here to Reserve Your Spot Now!

 

 

 

Hosted by Loren E. Chadima


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Posted by admin, August 24, 2016 10:56 pm

Actors on shows like New Girl, 2 Broke girls, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and Friends seem like they are being silly and are having so much fun that their work as actors is often mistaken for being easy.  In actuality there is a lot of technique to what they are doing. The 3 techniques listed below are the most common mistakes I see when actors are working on sitcom material.

1.  No Dead Air

Comic timing simply defined means pick up your cues and don’t leave any empty spaces or “Dead Air.” Every moment has something happening in it whether it is a line, a sound, or a gesture.

2. Play Frustration, Not Anger

In comedy, even if it looks like anger, usually the character is just frustrated with the other character. Frustration, rather than anger is lighter and allows you to fight fore a greater variety of outcomes from the other character.

3. Make sure that when you say the lines that they are Clean, Crisp and Clear.

A line that ends in a period is one thought. Sitcom dialogue is short and very specific.  To deliver the lines specifically and clearly your thoughts, your understanding and meaning of the lines, have to be specific and clear as well.  When you’re specific in your mind and you enunciate clearly, your performance will feel clean and it will be funnier.

These techniques are difficult to explain in writing so please add a comment that might help a fellow actor.

 

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Posted by admin, July 31, 2016 11:00 pm

So proud of my client Kazuma Brailsford for 2 things… One, she had her FIRST audition.  And, two, SHE BOOKED IT!  Have fun on set for a new AOL commercial.  Keep it up!

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Posted by admin, July 28, 2016 3:47 pm

Congratulating my client, Dennis Atlas for 2 bookings!  He booked a part in a feature film and in a new media project!  Keep it up!

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Posted by admin, July 19, 2016 2:02 pm

A big congratulations to my client, Alexis Martino, for booking a part in the film, Higher Education!  Have fun shooting in Boise!

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Posted by admin, July 2, 2016 10:53 am

Awesome job to my client Julia Reilly for booking a lead role in an upcoming film Castle.

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Posted by admin, July 1, 2016 1:26 pm

What a great honor!  My student, Ming-An, was recognized for singing Let It Go in a compilation of English and Mandarin by the Disney Examiner to celebrate Asian American Heritage Month.

Watch Ming-An sing Let It Go

Read Ming-An’s Interview Here

 

 

 

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Posted by admin, June 2, 2016 12:11 am

Fearlessness

As artists we choose different mediums to express ourselves. Actors choose acting as their medium to share some deep need or secret or story. And it seems safer because we are sharing through our character’s story – so it may feel like a mask, but….

The paradox is that when we actually have to get up in class, or in front of the camera, and be vulnerable and use our character’s story to express our own, we get scared and hide. Fascinating – because we are the ones who chose the profession of “being vulnerable.”

How do you move past this block and create vulnerable performances, which are fulfilling to you and your audience? You have to develop fearlessness.  You must be a fearless artist and take risks.  Think about it: the very best performances are when you feel someone spilling their guts out. Look at this year’s Academy Award-winning performances: Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Jared Leto. (Actually, look at every year’s Academy Award nominee list.)  My opinion is when an actor really goes out on a limb and risks great vulnerability it is usually their best work. A great example is Matthew McConaughey: Dallas Buyers Club. He put a lot on the line for that movie, including his own money. He was vulnerable in multiple ways – his money, his healthy, his soul – and see how it paid off.

So the question becomes: What do you need to create a vulnerable performance?

If you’re an actor or know someone who is feel free to share this article with those you believe could benefit from it. Thank you.

And risk being vulnerable right here. Share your experience as a fearless or fearful actor. Who knows, your input just might make the difference in preparing and inspiring someone to deliver the performance of a lifetime.
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LIVE THE DREAM YOU WERE BORN TO

Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you are an actor, or know someone who is, and you need a safe place to be yourself and to be challenged to continually grow and share vulnerable performances, Intentional Acting may be the right class for you.
There is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.

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1. INCLUDED IN INTENTIONAL ACTING TUITION
•    Phone coachings for auditions and career consultations
•    Headshot, Reel, and Audition Tape Review
•    Ten-minute limit. Subject to availability.

2. PAYMENTS:
•    Payments for class cannot be made at class.
•    All payments are due on the 25th of the month prior to the month of class via PayPal auto-withdrawal.
o    For Example:  Payment Due Date: February 25th for March classes.

3. REFUNDS
There are NO REFUNDS.

4.  MAKE UPS:
There are NO MAKEUPS.  We have one class at this time and cannot offer make-ups.

6. SCHEDULE CHANGES:
Intentional Acting’s goal is for our actors to be in class on a regular basis and to book jobs and work on set.
•    For absences due to an audition or booked work on set, email IntentionalBookkeeper@gmail.com  4 HOURS BEFORE class to receive credit for the class.
•    For absences due to personal reasons email IntentionalBookkeeper@gmail.com BEFORE the 25th of the month and the student’s next month’s invoice will be prorated at a $75.00 per class basis.

7. CLASS CANCELATIONS:
Student must email IntentionalBookkeeper@gmail.com by the 4th of the month, 21 day notice,  to cancel their space in class and/or to stop auto-deduction from a credit card.  After the 4th, the student will be responsible for the next month’s tuition.

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Posted by admin, May 31, 2016 3:24 pm

How many actors do you know run their career like a business? True, it’s not something you hear much about when it comes to the essentials necessary for being a working actor. But if you are committed to having a long, fulfilling career it’s essential you see it through the eyes of a business owner.

A Business Decision

Acting is your business and you need to run it like a business. The more you run it like a business, the better your results. As you start to understand your bottom line you will start to understand how agents, managers, producers and casting directors think.

For example, it’s not easy to go in for an audition and not get the role. It stings. But when you reinterpret that as a business decision it becomes much easier to not take it personally when you don’t get cast.

Ask yourself this: “If I were the CEO of multi-million dollar business and had a $100,000 to give to an actor would I give it to me?” Of course you say “Yeah, baby!” But think like a CEO and ask yourself these questions:

  1. Is my product (me, my audition skills, acting chops) at the top of its game, the best it can be?
  2. Do I have a budget for my business?
  3. Do I have a business plan?
  4. Do I have a marketing plan?
  5. Do I have a team (i.e. agent, manager, acting coach, lawyer) in place that is excited about working for me?
  6. Do I have a target list of business relationships with whom I’m networking? (i.e. casting directors and producers – people who can hire me.)
  7. Do I know my statistics regarding my auditions, callbacks, and bookings?

If you answer “No” to any of questions you will see a major area of opportunity to strengthen the business of your career.

You might think, “The Casting Director doesn’t care about any of this.”  Wanna bet? They do, because they want professional actors not desperate actors. If you have a budget, a business plan, a marketing plan  – you won’t be desperate. If you have great relationships and they know you’re networking – Casting Directors want to know who you know. They want to cast the next Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lawrence.  So act like stars now in your real life and treat your acting career seriously like a business.

There is no better time than right now to start thinking and acting like you are the CEO of your business. Because you are.

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If you’re an actor or know someone who is feel free to share this article on being present with those you believe could benefit from it. Thank you.

Remember, as an actor, you’re part of an inspiring community. Share your experiences in the comments below. This is your inspirational story and can serve as a valuable learning tool for others.

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