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Posted by admin, November 28, 2013 1:43 am

The number one thing an actor needs to be successful is an Attitude of Gratitude.  It’s absolutely true because the opposite is either entitled or desperate – both which are casting repellents.

Casting Director, John McCarthy, says you should be grateful if you even get an audition – you’ve been selected from a pool of over 2000 submissions!  He also says that if you book the job it’s like winning the lottery!

I speak to actors from all over the country and the world and what they would give to be in Hollywood pursuing their dream!  If you’re here – be grateful.

I’m so grateful to you, my readers, my students – you allow me to make my living as a creative person.  I know I’m very lucky that coaching and teaching wonderful actors is my job.  Thank you.

I’m grateful that my teachings have helped and inspired so many to reach their dreams and goals.  I want to acknowledge some great actors who have booked jobs recently:

  • Adrian Black – The Cobbler with Adam Sandler
  • Mason Douglas – All I Want for Christmas with Shannon Doherty and Antonio Sabato Jr.
  • Renee Santos – Stand Up & Deliver
  • Becky Paz – PSA: Break the Box
  • Peter Harris – Pilot with Bill Duke Directing
  • Keith Nagel – Mobster Kids premieres December 7th

Unfortunately in Hollywood, there is no second place.  So, I want to acknowledge the actors who have gotten soooo close lately:

  • Josh Douglas
  • Morgan Styers

Thank you for making my look so good!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Posted by admin, November 11, 2013 8:46 pm

The number thing that blocks an actor from creating an authentic performance or audition is not relating to the scene (Question #2 of the 9 Questions of Intentional Acting) or often described as “Judging the Character”.

The only way you can get inside the shoes of your character and live their circumstances or also described as “Be the character” is if you relate, connect, and believe the character’s convictions.  But if you judge them, you instantly cut yourself off from being the character.

Here’s how to know if you’re judging your character. Listen to yourself and notice if you’re saying any of these statements or anything similar to them.

  • “I’m not that.”
  • “I don’t like her or him.”
  • “He’s dumb.”
  • “I would never do that.”
  • “I would never say that.”
  • “I can’t say that.”
  • “He or she is mean.”
  • “My character is the bad guy.”
  • “She’s a bitch.”

Start again – look for the positive attributes of the character. What you do you like about your character? How can you relate to your character?

For example, if I got the opportunity to play Osama Bin Laden, I’d have to focus on the fact that he is passionate and believed that he was doing the absolute best thing for his people.  I can relate to that. I am passionate and want to do the best thing for my people.

Find ways to connect to your character so you can put yourself in their shoes and you will Be the Character.”

In the comments below whare ways that you connect to your character and step in their shoes.

 

Posted by admin, November 6, 2013 1:24 pm

How do you prepare for an audition when casting doesn’t give you a script? A student auditioned for Woody Allen – Woody doesn’t let the script go out of the room.  Here is the process I recommended to the actor and his mother. (The Casting Director later said he was the number one choice for the role!)

#1 priority is that you understand the scene and that you know the meaning of everything you’re saying, so take the 9 Questions to your audition.

When you get the script, focus on the Question #1: What is the scene about? Answer the bullet points:

  • What is the relationship?
  • Where does it take place?
  • If what happened the moment before isn’t clear, just keep going to the next bullet point.
  • What is the conflict? This is the number one thing I see actors forget in their auditions.  Ask yourself: what is the problem between the other character in the scene and my character?  What is it that I want and they don’t want me to have? = Conflict.

Then find as many ways as possible to relate to the scene (Question #2). If the experience (Question #3) doesn’t come to you quickly, focus on the Intention (Question #4) what do I NEED the other person to say or do?

Next ask yourself if there are any lines that you don’t understand – don’t take anything for granted. Then read the scene again – making sure you know what everything means and clarifying your intention – what you want the other person to feel or do.

Now that you understand the script better, before or as you go in the room, remind yourself to get your eyes off the page and to connect to your reader with your intention.

If you still have time, finish going through the last five questions.

 

Posted by admin, January 29, 2013 1:49 pm
Posted by admin, January 24, 2013 3:46 pm

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Led by Award-Winning Director and one of the top Acting Coaches in America, Loren E. Chadima, Intentional Acting not only teaches the art of acting thorough script analysis, but also utilizes the nine (9) Intentional Acting questions and improvisation techniques to bring out your child’s best in their Cold Readings, Auditions and Scene Study. Call Today for more Information 818-985-8504.

Intentional Acting is designed to empower young actors with the tools to create compelling, natural “Zone” performances. The tools, principles and methodologies taught through Intentional Acting will help the your young actor to be confident, creative, present and passionate which results in higher success rates to secure the job and fulfills their dreams.

 

Posted by admin, 3:34 pm

WHEN: Saturdays 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE:  North Hollywood, CA

INTERVIEW REQUIRED

Call Today to request an Interview: 818-985-8504.

Led by Award-Winning Director and one of the top Acting Coaches in America, Loren E. Chadima, Intentional Acting not only teaches the art of acting thorough script analysis, but also utilizes the nine (9) Intentional Acting questions and improvisation techniques to bring out your child’s best in their Cold Readings, Auditions and Scene Study. Call Today for more Information 818-985-8504.

Intentional Acting is designed to empower young actors with the tools to create compelling, natural “Zone” performances. The tools, principles and methodologies taught throughIntentional Acting will help the your young actor to be confident, creative, present and passionate which results in higher success rates to secure the job and fulfills their dreams.

 

Posted by admin, 3:13 pm

WHEN: Tuesdays 7:00 – 10:30 pm

WHERE:  North Hollywood, CA

INTERVIEW REQUIRED

Call Today to request an Interview: 818-985-8504.

Led by Award-Winning Director and one of the top Acting Coaches in America, Loren E. Chadima, Intentional Acting not only teaches the art of acting thorough script analysis, but also utilizes the nine (9) Intentional Acting questions to bring out your best in your Cold Readings, Auditions and Scene Study. Call Today for more information: 818-985-8504

Intentional Acting is designed to empower actors with the tools to create compelling, natural “Zone” performances. The tools, principles and methodologies taught throughIntentional Acting will help the actor to be confident, creative, present and passionate which results in higher success rates for the actor to secure the job and fulfills their dreams.

What do you learn at Loren E. Chadima’s Intentional Acting?

To consistently bring out your best when it matters most. Intentional Acting classes teach a repeatable technique that will get you in the “Zone” when you’re not; keep you in the “Zone,” so you don’t lose it; and help you recreate that “Zone” performance when it matters most.

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