How Adult Improv Classes Can Benefit You

Improvisation classes for adults are more popular than ever! Improv classes aren’t just for acting students; some Ivy League business schools are requiring their students take improv acting classes to help with their careers.  So how can taking improv classes help you?  In addition to honing your acting skills, learning the art of improvisation can help in areas from public speaking to professional development and even interpersonal relationships – if communication requires thinking on your feet, training in improvisation can benefit your life. 1. Decrease your social stress Life is all about dealing with the unexpected; and for many of… read more

Improvisation with Bob Coonrod

  Here’s a unique opportunity to learn improvisation from a master!  Whatever industry you’re in or whatever level of acting classes you’ve had, don’t miss this improvisation class that is designed to help develop your unique abilities in a supportive and challenging setting.  Learn the fundamentals of improvisation in an interactive way through games and exercises in agreement, commitment, spontaneity and listening. Ages:18 & up Length: 8 weeks Dates: February 27 – April 10 Days: Wednesday Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Price: $325 Bob Coonrod has more than 20 years of experience in producing, acting and instructing in the entertainment industry…. read more

How to Produce a Web Series: Tips for Getting Started

Some people say the Internet will soon overtake other media outlets as the most popular source of entertainment. Though the television and movie industries are far from losing their dominant roles in delivering entertainment, there’s no arguing that the Internet is increasingly providing a platform for aspiring actors, producers and directors to get their feet wet. Whether hosted on sites like YouTube or uploaded to their own websites, web series are quickly becoming a way for those getting started in the entertainment industry to gain experience and exposure. Here are some tips to get you started on your way to… read more

5 Directors with “Signature” Elements

A film director’s unique vision and style can have an incredible impact on the outcome of a film; if two directors are given the same script, the finished products may be worlds apart. While all directors have a personal style that they impart into their films, some directors have signature elements that are unmistakably theirs. Below are five directors and their unique personal trademarks. Alfred Hitchcock: The Cameo – One of the most well-known director signatures, Alfred Hitchcock’s propensity for making cameos in many of his films became somewhat of a game for many first-time viewers of his films as… read more

Choose KD Conservatory

There are a number of things to consider when you are choosing a fine arts college in Texas. So how do you go about selecting the right film and performing arts college for you? Try answering some of these questions to see if KD Conservatory is right for you: Does The Location Of My Film School Matter? In both real estate and choosing the right film school or acting school, it’s all about location, location, location! KD Conservatory is located in the sprawling Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Here you will find that the quality of life in Dallas is high because… read more

Spotlight On: KD Conservatory’s Acting Program

Are you thinking about attending acting school and wondering which program is right for you? If you’re considering KD Conservatory, we think you’ve already taken a step in the right direction. However, we also believe that the best decision is an informed decision. Read on to learn more about what KD Conservatory’s program entails – and what to expect from this top Dallas acting school.   Admissions Our 15-month acting program takes place over the course of four semesters, at the end of which students will earn an associate’s degree. Our program is open to all students; no prospective student… read more

3 Surefire Ways to Blow Your Audition

You’ve memorized your lines, done your research, and even studied a few classic films to get you in the right mindset.  Now it’s time to take a huge step in your acting career – it’s the day of your audition!  You’re feeling confident, cool and collected, and why shouldn’t you? You’ve done everything you can to prepare. Don’t let all of your preparation be for nothing by blowing your audition with one of these mistakes. 1.  Coming in overly anxious, tired or hung over. This might seem like common sense, but everyone gets nervous before standing in front of a… read more