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Castings and AuditionsFilm and Television

PAC Talks: Arka Das

Arka Das is coming to PAC for two very special events this September. What better way to get to know him than this very tacky and poorly-edited video?! How To Be The Master of Your Own Camel Auditioning Workshop with Arka Das ABOUT ARKA DAS Actor, writer, director Arka is an actor and filmmaker from Sydney, Australia, whose work includes award winning Australian and international film, TV & stage credits. Arka has starred in Academy Award nominated film Lion and will be seen in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Mulan. His TV credits include Top of the Lake: China Girl,…
Nisrine Amine
September 3, 2019
Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionTheatre

8 Similarities between Acting and Yoga

In a time where our perceived value is often measured by how productive or efficient or visible on social media we are, it’s so easy to feel lost in our screens and disconnected from the natural, social environment that we’re a part of.  And with feelings of stress, anxiety and depression so common now, it’s no wonder tools like yoga and meditation that help to counteract these feelings are so accessible. But while yoga and meditation have helped so many reconnect with themselves and others, they’re not for everyone. The thought of doing just one downward dog in a room…
Beth Abood
September 3, 2019
Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionTheatre

17 OF THE BEST FREE MONOLOGUES FOR TEENS

Finding the right monologue is such an important part of preparing for an audition. You want to make sure you find one that shows off your best attributes and talents and puts you in the best light, which is not an easy task! This is why we’ve scoured the Internet and our favourite monologue books to curate this list of free monologues for teenagers, split into male and female. There’s a wide range of topics, personality types and genres to pick from – all entertaining and all on the shorter side to keep your audience engaged. Please note: No copyright…
Beth Abood
August 12, 2019
Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionTheatre

7 Ways to Deal with Audition Rejection  

We take it you’ve clicked on this post because you’ve been given the bad news, or worse, no news at all. You don’t know why you didn’t get the part, or what they were looking for, and you probably won’t until you see it on screen a year from now – but don’t be disheartened! Even if you don’t feel it right now, you’re here because deep down you’re determined to keep acting and for that you should be applauded.  It’s been said that it takes a new actor 40 auditions to book one job and a more established actor…
Beth Abood
July 24, 2019
Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionIndustry NewsTheatre

Nisrine’s Favourite Inspirational Clips for Actors

You get a clip! And you get a clip! And you get a clip! I have always admired Oprah. And have always been a fan of her Favourite Things segment. Now I can't give you each a car, or a trip overseas on a Qantas plane BUT I can share with you my favourite inspirational videos and clips that have helped get me through the bumps on my acting journey. I hope you enjoy. #1 For when I get jealous of other people's achievements. God's Timing by Bishop T.D. Jakes I don't share this because I'm religious. I share it…
Nisrine Amine
August 6, 2018
Castings and AuditionsFilm and Television

Allison Meadows Gives Showreel Advice

Welcome back! You would've seen in PART 1 of this experiment, we took three Actors at varying stages of their careers and asked for their showreels. Here was our fancy blog pic... We then asked three of Sydney's top Industry Professionals to review each showreel and then provide answers to the following 5 questions: 1. Did the opening of the Showreel attract your attention? Why/why not? 2. For how many seconds/minutes did the Showreel keep your attention? 3. Was the Showreel too long or too short? 4. Based on this Showreel, for what types of characters would you hire this…
Nisrine Amine
May 6, 2018
Castings and AuditionsFilm and Television

An Examination of Actor Showreels by Industry Professionals to Determine What Makes a Good One – PART 1

And so the experiment begins... Title: The Examination of Actor Showreels by Industry Professionals to Determine What Makes a Good One. Aim: To investigate what makes an effective acting showreel. Hypothesis: If industry professionals such as Casting Directors and Talent Agents reviewed Actor Showreels and provided feedback on what they watched, then actors thinking of organising their own showreels would learn of the best ways to make an effective one. Method: We took three Actors at varying stages of their careers and asked for their showreels. We then asked three of Sydney's top Industry Professionals to review each showreel and…
Nisrine Amine
April 23, 2018
Castings and AuditionsFilm and Television

How To Make An Acting Showreel

What is a showreel? It is a consolidated video clip of your acting work. It a collection of your best acting bits. It is a showcase of your acting style and range. What kinds of scenes are included in acting showreels? Essentially, showreels are made up of two kinds of scenes - monologues (acting solo in a scene) and two-handers (where you are acting opposite another actor in the scene). These scenes can come from film, television, or commercial work. How long should a showreel be? Average of 3 minutes. Why do I need a showreel? Casting Directors want to…
Nisrine Amine
April 17, 2018
Castings and AuditionsFilm and Television

Top 9 Actor Showreel Companies in Sydney

We are excited to share with you this list of some of Sydney's Top Actor Showreel Companies.  This list is a resource to help you get started on your research journey. Enjoy! The Top 9 Actor Showreel Companies in Sydney (in no particular order) Before you get started on this list, READ OUR FAQ'S HERE ABOUT ACTOR SHOWREELS 1. Showreels Australia | Sydney NSW "Our research tells us that (Casting Directors) want to find talent they can cast. Simple as that. Talent that they can cast. If they can’t see you (because the clip is too dark); can’t hear your natural…
Nisrine Amine
April 10, 2018
Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionTheatre

Why a Highlighter is an Actor’s Worst Enemy

Actors, lend us your highlighters! ('cause they're a hinderance and you don't need 'em). What's the first thing you do when you get given a script or an audition side? You get out your highlighters and highlight your character's lines. Highlighting is good, yes, because it makes it easier to navigate your lines during rehearsal. The lines are 'highlighted' and stand out more and therefore make it easier for you to learn them. But we're going to let you in on a little secret... An audition is not about your lines. In fact, it's not about lines at all. Acting…
Nisrine Amine
April 8, 2018