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Knock the Rust Off: Tips for Jumping Back in After a Dry Spell

Knock the Rust Off: Tips for Jumping Back in After a Dry Spell

Dry spells are a normal part of an actor’s career. Whether it’s just an extended period of not booking, or, you know, a global pandemic, there are going to be those times when you just aren’t working. Especially after long dry spells, it’s easy to fall prey to those... READ
Extremes — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

Extremes — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

“Under investing is going to keep us from ever investing in you.” Howard Fine defines two extremes that limit actors. Learn how you can identify if you fall into one extreme and how to remedy it! ========== About Howard Fine For over a quarter of a century, Howard... READ
General Notes — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

General Notes — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

“You’re going to get a bunch of external directions. You have to know how to translate it into something you can actually connect to.” Have you been told you need “more levels” or to “pick up the pace” at an audition? This feedback may not mean what you think it does.... READ
3 Essentials for Your At-Home Voice-Over Studio

3 Essentials for Your At-Home Voice-Over Studio

With more and more work being done out of actors’ homes, good equipment is a must. For those who work in voice-over or audiobook narration, creating a recording space for auditions or projects can elevate the quality of your recordings and increase the number of... READ
Mental Toughness — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

Mental Toughness — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

“That person who can handle making a mistake gracefully… that’s who you want to work with.” On set, mistakes happen constantly — it’s just a fact of the business! Howard Fine describes acting as a game of mental toughness and explains how imperative it is for... READ
Physical Life — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

Physical Life — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

“We do not get up for no reason to go nowhere. We have to supply the motivation.” Sometimes the simplest tasks in life, like cooking dinner or washing dishes, can get you inside your head while filming. Howard Fine explains how important it is to endow your space on... READ
Headshot Looks to Include in Your Repertoire

Headshot Looks to Include in Your Repertoire

Headshots are a vital part of an actor’s hiring process. While for most projects you’ll end up using one or two essential headshots, sometimes it’s good to have other, more specific looks to fill out your profile and submit for specific projects. If you’re looking to... READ
Preshaping — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

Preshaping — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

“If you supply the why, the how takes care of itself.” Don’t let preshaping and over-preparation let your character get stale. Howard Fine explains how to properly rehearse for a role and release control to allow yourself to be truly present. ========== About Howard... READ