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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
Theatre

5 Tips for Rehearsing for a Play

Whether it's your first time entering the rehearsal room, or you are well set up in your routine - rehearsing a play can be an arduous process. Regardless of your experience in the theatre world, everyone struggles at some point in learning lines and working effectively in the creative process. You may be a lead role for the first time in a full-length play, or part of an ensemble in a smaller production, but the elements of a rehearsal and bringing a show together are relatively similar. In saying all this, it’s not as difficult as you first may think!…
Charlie Fielke
June 19, 2018
Theatre

List of Theatres and Theatre Companies in Sydney

Why, as an actor, is this list helpful? If you're wanting to get out and about and watch more live theatre. If you do, after all, call yourself an actor and are keen to perform on the Sydney stage, then it is only logical that you are aware of the stages themselves. Visiting regular theatre shows keeps you accountable and helps to inspire your next performance. You will also become familiar with the actors and actr...
Nisrine Amine
June 8, 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
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