3 Tips Every Actor Needs to Know

Listen to direction. A director needs to know that they can get what they want out of an actor. Even if you’re a phenomenal actor, directors will not want to work with you if you can’t take direction. Responding well to direction, being able to change how you perform a scene, will make directors much more eager to work with you. Visualize a scene when performing it. When acting, you need to visualize where your scene is taking place and then project that image onto your performance space. If you’re gesturing to a clock or a door, put it in… read more

How to be more confident for your on-camera audition

Going in for an on-camera audition can be pretty nerve-wracking. You’ll be auditioning in front of a bunch of people whom you don’t know and you’ll only have a little bit of time to prove yourself. However, in the audition process, being charming and confident instead of nervous can be the difference between being a standout or just another face in the lineup. So here are a few tips and things to think about to help you be more confident for your on-camera auditions: Everyone gets nervous. Every actor walking into an audition is nervous. Even seasoned actors experienced with… read more

From the Background to the Spotlight: Actors Who Got Their Start as Extras

Many aspiring actors dream being discovered at a young age by a big-name Hollywood executive and becoming an instant star. However, for most actors, the path to fame is hard work. Even some of the biggest names in Hollywood paid their dues as extras and in bit parts before working their way to the top. Here are just a few famous actors who made the journey from extras to movie stars.  Long before they were A-list Hollywood stars, childhood friends – and renowned baseball fans – Ben Affleck and Matt Damon appeared as extras in Kevin Costner’s 1986 Field of… read more

Alumni Success Stories: Travis Tedford of “The Little Rascals”

We recently had a visit from notable KD Studio alumni Travis Tedford. Although you may not recognize him now that he’s all grown up, some of his early work may ring a bell – namely, his 1994 portrayal of Spanky in the film version of The Little Rascals. Travis was born and raised in the Dallas area. He was taking the Kreative Kids 1 course at KD Studo when he was cast as Spanky in The Little Rascals. Around the same time, he also appeared in a national TV ad campaign as the Welch’s Grape Juice Spokeskid. In case you’ve… read more