How Film Editing Makes (or Breaks) a Movie

A film editor can be the difference between a cinematic disaster and a film production that is a pleasure to watch. However, many people don’t realize the impact a film editor has, or the role they can play in a movie or television show’s success. Why? Because when a talented editor does their job correctly, the outcome is barely noticeable – and that’s the goal; great editing should pull an audience into a story to the extent of feeling fully immersed, giving them the feeling of watching a story unfold in person instead of on film. Of course, an editor’s… read more

Six Lessons Learned in Acting Classes That Can Benefit Your Entire Life

It should go without saying that there are many important skills that aspiring actors can learn through acting school or classes. They can help students improve their stage presence, teach industry business tips, and give students the opportunity to work with industry experts and professionals to fine-tune their acting skills – all experiences that can help them in their acting careers. However, acting classes also teach a variety of skills and traits that benefit students – from children to adults – in countless other parts of their lives.  1.    Confidence Whether you’re center stage in front of a captive audience,… read more

How Acting Classes Can Help a Shy Child Blossom

For a many children, the idea of public speaking, and of being the center of attention, can cause jitters. But for shy children, these experiences can be absolutely nerve-wracking. For many of these kids, children’s acting classes and workshops can provide the tools and environment they need to help them develop their confidence, embrace creativity, and break out of the confines of their shyness. Building Confidence Through Practice Acting classes allow children to not only develop skills and techniques to make them more effective at public speaking, performing and socializing with others, but let them do so at a gradual… read more

Tips for Working as a Commercial Actor

Commercial acting can be a great stepping-stone for budding actors to get more work and experience as they transition to film or the stage. However, they can also be an excellent choice for a full-time specialization, providing the opportunity to act in a variety of short but diverse environments while earning a steady stream of income. Below are some tips to help you along your path of gaining work as a commercial actor. Watch Commercials Many people use television commercial breaks as a chance to flip channels or grab a snack from the kitchen. Instead, take the time to truly… read more

So You Want to Be a Film Director…

If movie and television portrayals are to be believed, a film director’s job consists of telling actors where to stand, demanding more emotion in dialog, and yelling, “Cut!” repeatedly. You no doubt realize that there is quite a bit more to directing than this, but what exactly is a director responsible for? The answer: a lot In essence, directors are responsible for overseeing the majority of the creative aspects of the film throughout the entirety of the production. The director is often consulted during the hiring process, and in some cases may even be directly involved. They are also responsible… read more