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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
Events and CommunityFilm and TelevisionTheatre

Because Actors Have Chakras Too – Balancing Your 7 Chakras in 7 Days

If you've been feeling off-balance lately when it comes to your acting career, you may have some chakras out of balance. Here is a list of some acting-related exercises you can do to help you unblock those chakras, and get back into balance ready for that next class, audition, performance, or opportunity. Note: We do not claim to be chakra-experts or the Eckhart Tolles of the acting industry. For detailed information on chakras, we encourage you to Google.  Day 1 - The Root Chakra AKA The I Am Supported Chakra Where is it: The base of your spine, your tailbone..…
Nisrine Amine
September 3, 2018
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
Film and Television

Film Crew – Who Does What on Set

So you're about to come into contact with a film set. There will be countless men and women running around, performing their jobs on set and it may become a little daunting for you as you try to settle yourself in and work out where you fit. A better way to understand who does what is to think of the jobs in terms of categories. 1. Those who look after THE ACTOR 2. Those who look after THE CAMERA 3. Those who look after THE SET 4. Those who work across ALL DEPARTMENTS Note: The main goal of this article…
Nisrine Amine
May 11, 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