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Posted by admin, August 31, 2017 4:18 pm

Free Audition Class for Young Actors & Parents

Confident Self Tapes

In Person Saturday, Feb 17th at 1:00pm

or ONLINE Saturday, Feb 24th at 10:00am

in North Hollywood

Have you ever gotten a request for a self tape due by the end of the day…

BUT between work, school, and soccer practice, and getting food on the table, there’s just not enough time to help your young actor prepare?

I have a solution for you.

I’m Loren E. Chadima and I’m an Award-Winning Director and Acting Coach and the founder of Intentional Acting. I’ve created a free acting class that will introduce you to replicable techniques to help you and your young actor prepare and shoot self tapes, in under an hour, that you feel confident sending to casting.

Register Now

In this class, you and your young actor will learn how to:

  • Breakdown the script.
  • Find the key components casting is looking for in minutes.
  • Discern if the material is comedy or drama, Disney or TNT, Cable of network, and what that means.
  • Memorize effectively so your young actor’s personality comes out on the tape.
  • Use production techniques, that are used on professional sets, to make high quality videos quickly and efficiently.

…And do all this in under an hour.

This is not a lecture! Come prepared to get up and work.

Are you and your young actor ready to stop winging self tapes and want to learn a technique that will leave you feeling confident every time you press send?  Then this FREE class is for you.


Saturday, Feb 17th IN PERSON

or Saturday, Feb 24th Online

Posted by admin, August 16, 2017 10:13 am

Question 7:  What is at stake if I don’t get what I need?

We’ve all heard it, “Raise the Stakes!”.  When an actor hears “raise the stakes” from a director, casting director, or teacher, they think they need to be more intense, more excited, or speak faster or louder.  Raising the stakes in a scene is none of those.

Today we are discussing Question 7: What is at stake if I don’t get what I need? What does it actually mean to raise the stakes?  What does it mean to have something at stake in a scene?  An easy way to put it is, when something at stake, it’s going to cost you something or you’re going to…..



Posted by admin, August 14, 2017 10:00 am

Question 6 : What am I listening for?

Today we are discussing Question 6; What am I listening for? Listening is REALLY IMPORTANT and I’m sure you hear it all the time.  Teachers, Casting Directors, Directors will say over and over again to listen.  And you probably feel overwhelmed because you say “Okay, I’m listening. I’m listening.” and aren’t really sure what else you can do.

What I know now is that acting is not about listening, it’s about listening for something.  In this video, I’ll explain to you and help you understand what that really means and how you can apply it to your next audition.

Posted by admin, August 10, 2017 5:04 pm

Question 5; Motivation:  Why do I have to get my Intention right now?

A lot of times I’ve heard Motivation lumped in with objective, goal, intention, what do you need.  But it is completely different and comes from a different part of your brain.  People have intentions all the time.  “I want to quit smoking” or “I want to lose weight” BUT most people don’t have any motivation to do it.  A lot of us have wanted to lose a little weight at some point in our lives, but we didn’t.  Why didn’t we?  Because we lacked MOTIVATION.

I have the perfect example of motivation with intention.  Check out this weeks Acting Tip to hear about it.


Posted by admin, August 9, 2017 8:54 pm

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Posted by admin, July 12, 2017 12:17 pm

Confident Cold Readings

4 Week Online Class

Starting Tuesday, July 18th

It’s not about HOW MUCH TIME you have to prepare – It’s about HOW you prepare.


Do you struggle to get your eyes off the page and really connect to the reader?

Ever walked away from an audition thinking, “Ugh, if I’d only had more time to prepare?”

You do have the power to master your nerves and the moment.

Stop “winging it” and learn how to prepare…. in 5 minutes or less.

My signature Intentional Acting technique is designed to boost your knowledge, confidence, and ability to book the job with a cold reading.

And I want to teach it to you. In just four weeks, you’ll walk away with a proven methods to prepare for those spur of the moment auditions – within minutes - and feel good about your performance.

Sign Up Now

The Who, What, When, Where

WHO: Serious Actors Only

WHAT: In 4 two-hour online classes, Loren will personally coach you through the 9 Questions of Intentional Acting and the 8 Keys to Intentional Script Analysis to create confident cold readings.

WHEN: Tuesdays, July 18 – August 8th. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST

WHERE: Online from your living room. We’ll meet using Zoom so all you need is your favorite phone, tablet or computer.

One Time Payment of $99

Posted by admin, June 12, 2017 3:46 pm

Free Intentional Acting Class

Cold Readings With Confidence

Attend IN PERSON Mon. June 19th or Wed. June 21st in Los Angeles


ONLINE Tues. June 20th from anywhere in the world!

Do you walk away from a cold reading and think, “Ugh… If I just had more time…”?

Do you struggle to get your eyes off the page and really connect to the reader?

I have a solution for you.

I’m Loren E. Chadima and I’m an Award-Winning Director and Acting Coach. You’re invited to a free acting class that will introduce you to replicable techniques that deliver cold readings that you can feel proud of.

Register Now


You will learn tools to help you:

  • Quickly uncover important clues.
  • Know whether the script is a comedy or drama and deliver it accordingly.
  • Make strong choices that make you stand out from the competition.
  • Get your eyes off the page.
  • Really connect to the reader.

…And do all this in 10 minutes or less.

This is not a lecture! Whether you attend in person or online, come prepared to get up and work.

If you are a serious actor, ready to stop winging your cold readings, and develop a technique which helps you book the job, then this FREE Class is for you.

If you’re interested, click on the class that works for you.

Posted by admin, May 25, 2017 1:30 pm

Question 4: Intention; What do I need the other person to say or do?

Intention is the corner stone of all acting, hence the reason I named my company Intentional Acting. What I’ve seen over and over again is when an actor is clear on their intention, everything falls into place and they know what to do.

Some people are familiar with it as an objective, goal, purpose or as a verb, but Intention is more specific and very different. But when you focus on “What do I need the other person to say or do?” it gives you something to go after and do.

Acting is Doing. Watch this video to learn how Intention is so important in your acting.

Posted by admin, 1:26 pm

When you are breaking down Questions 3, there is an external experience (previous Acting Tip) and there is an internal experience.  Today I’m talking about internal experience.

When you get a scene that is not so physically engaging or demanding, you have to look into yourself and ask ‘What does that feel like?’.  You need to take a moment to let yourself really feel what is happening.  Take a look at the video to see an example of a scene that explores the internal experience.


Posted by admin, May 17, 2017 9:58 pm

Question 3: What is the experience of the scenes?


Today I’m talking about Question 3; What is the experience of the scene?  There is the internal experience and the external experience.  Today, it’s all about the External!

Ask yourself: What is the experience of riding on a roller coaster?  I bet you felt a lot, right there, just thinking about it.  Watch this video to see how to get specific about the external experience of a scene.

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