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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 8 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 8 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
Castings and Auditions

Top Acting Agencies Brisbane

So you have your headshots and showreel ready to go? You feel confident that your body of work is strong enough to be put against the country's best? Then you're ready to approach some Acting Agencies for representation. Before you take a browse through these Acting Agencies websites, it might be a good idea to understand where an Acting Agent fits into the bigger picture. Check out this article that'll make the casting process much clearer for you: An Actors Guide to the Casting Process. List of the Best Acting Agents in Brisbane AED Management Agency 888 BMEG Agency Creme…
Nisrine Amine
April 8, 2018
Castings and Auditions

Top 12 Sydney Headshot Photographers

Although your smartphones can take some pretty shmick pics these days, there's nothing like a professional photographer - one with years of experience working with lights and faces - to take that new headshot of yours. We are excited to share with you this list of some of Sydney's top headshot photographers. Of course, there are others that are not featured in this list. This list is merely a resource to help you get started on your headshot photographer research. Enjoy! Before you approach these photographers, make sure to... 1. KNOW THY REASON Why are you getting the headshots in…
Nisrine Amine
April 6, 2018
Top Acting Agencies Melbourne Castings and Auditions

Top Acting Agencies Melbourne

So you have your headshots and showreel ready to go? You feel confident that your body of work is strong enough to be put against the country's best? Then you're ready to approach some Acting Agencies for representation. Before you take a browse through these Acting Agencies websites, it might be a good idea to understand where an Acting Agent fits into the bigger picture. Check out this article that'll make the casting process much clearer for you: Actors Guide to the Casting Process. List of Top Acting Agents in Melbourne (in alphabetical order): Active Artists Management Aran Michael Management BGM…
Nisrine Amine
April 6, 2018
Castings and Auditions

Top Acting Agencies Sydney

So you have your headshots and showreel ready to go? You feel confident that your body of work is strong enough to be put against the country's best? Then you're ready to approach some Acting Agencies for representation. Before you take a browse through these Acting Agencies websites, it might be a good idea to understand where an Acting Agent fits into the bigger picture. Check out this article that'll make the casting process much clearer for you: Actors Guide to the Casting Process. List of the Best Acting Agents in Sydney Atelier Management Benchmark Creative Connect Talent Creative Representation Focus…
Nisrine Amine
March 26, 2018