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Posted by admin, October 31, 2016 10:33 am

What is Intention?

Why is Intentional Acting called what it is?  When it comes to acting, one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is what it takes to replicate great performances. My answer is “Know your Intention”.  But what exactly does this mean?

Watch this video to get an idea of what intention is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMOPiEMF2wQ

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Posted by admin, October 28, 2016 3:30 pm

Way to go Mackenzie for shooting a project for AwesomenessTV with YouTube sensation CaELiKe!

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Posted by admin, October 19, 2016 6:09 pm

To have or not have a prop in an audition is a hot button topic.  I’ve heard of casting directors getting annoyed when an actor uses a prop in the room.  But nowadays, a prop we use all the time is a cell phone.  They are basically an additional appendage to our lives and our bodies.

What do you do when you have an audition in which you are on the phone?  Put your fingers to your ears, look at the reader or do the taboo thing of using your phone?

Here’s how I helped one of my actors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJgk-yu-QtI

 

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Posted by admin, October 14, 2016 10:00 am

Great job Erica for booking a part in a new media video with YouTube star Nicole Arbour!

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Posted by admin, October 13, 2016 1:05 pm

A big congrats to Gianne Almeida for booking a part as a cheerleader on the #1 Japanese show, The Sekai Gyoten News.

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Posted by admin, 12:55 pm

Way to go Luke for booking a short film called Keegan The Alien.  Have fun shooting!

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Posted by admin, September 22, 2016 7:48 pm

Intentional Acting Preview for  Teens and their Parents

JANUARY 21st

I know you want to make sure your teen’s career is set up and on the right track for 2017. My team at Intentional Acting would love to help.  Bring your questions and your teen on December 10th to get some great audition tools for your teens and gets your questions answered by me.

On January 21st, I’m offering a very special, complimentary Intentional Acting Preview for Teens & Their Parents.

All teens will work with Gillian Bellinger –  Certified Intentional Acting Teacher.   She uses not only her improvisation skills from Second City, but her experience in audition rooms herself, along with the  9 Questions of Intentional Acting to bring out your teen’s natural self in a really fun way. No matter their experience, training or skill level, Gillian artfully improves each actor’s performance.

Perhaps you’re  frustrated and not sure how to help your teen beyond reminding them to memorize their lines.   As Gillian works her magic with your teen, I’ll be teaching the you what they are learning, helping you to help them and answering your questions.

Do you know someone who has a teen actor who wants to try a complimentary acting class. (Intentional Acting offers a $50 Referral Fee once they’ve signed up.)

CLICK HERE to Sign up now: Complimentary Preview Class for Teens and their Parents

Or send this link to your friend today:  IntentionalActingTeenPreview.com

Make sure you register today. Space is limited!

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Posted by admin, September 21, 2016 7:47 pm

I am excited to release the first Intentional Acting Between The Scenes Acting Tip video.  My intention is to give you tools to make your next take even better than the first.

Watch Between The Scenes Acting Tip #1

Here you’re going to see that sometimes even I need to take my own advice.  Take a look and let me know what you think!

Know someone who could benefit from this Acting Tip?  Please Share!

 

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Posted by admin, 7:38 pm

Great Job Indie Nameth on your speaking role in a Xfinity Commercial!!

Watch Indie Here!

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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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