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Acting Class Blog Posts

How to blossom as an actor
Dec 15, 2018

How To Blossom As An Actor

In the newly released Romantic-Comedy (Rom-Com) hit, Crazy Rich Asians, there’s a scene (no plot spoilers here) where the characters gather around a Dragon Fruit Flower at a garden party to watch it bloom. Apparently, these flowers only bloom at… Read More

Nov 15, 2018

It’s The Skills

I was on a panel recently and one of the questions we were asked was: “what do you think the most important thing an actor needs to achieve success?” Someone said “passion,” another panelist said “determination.” When it came to… Read More

Acting Class
Nov 15, 2018

The Perfect Class

Training is one of the most important decisions an actor ever faces. You have to pick the right type of class, the best teacher for you and then it helps to do it in the right order. And most of… Read More

Should you take class when you're busy? | Casting Frontier
Oct 30, 2018

Should You Take Class When You’re Busy?

Acting is one art form that is challenging to practice on your own. Artists can paint or create alone; musicians can play instruments solo, hone skills or write songs unaided; and writers most definitely can create in the solitude of… Read More

Living Between The Lines | Acting Jobs | Casting Frontier
Sep 14, 2018

Living Between The Lines

One of the first things any actor does when he get a script is to look at the lines. What do I have to say? How will I memorize all this? The attention is all on the words and not… Read More

Script Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

SCRIPT ANALYSIS: Part 2 Life & Death Importance of Understanding the Story of your Scene!

SCRIPT ANALYSIS: Part 2 Life & Death Importance of Understanding the Story of your Scene! By Coach Clay Banks In Part 1 of this two-part Script Analysis article we discussed how crucial it is to understand and respect the ‘Writers… Read More

persevering
Aug 14, 2018

Persevering Will Make You Lucky

Last week, I saw a former student of mine on a morning talk show. He studied and coached with me for a few years. I got him an agent and he began to audition. After many auditions, he booked a… Read More

Inside Circle Seminar: Four Ways The Acting Center Reinvents The Acting Workshop
Aug 10, 2018

Inside Circle Seminar: Four Ways The Acting Center Reinvents The Acting Workshop

Over the years, there’s been much debate about acting workshops. Are they worth your time and money? What makes one school of acting better than another?  Why should I listen to an acting coach who isn’t a celebrity? More than… Read More

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Aug 8, 2018

Inside Circle Seminar: Kalmenson & Kalmenson’s Strategic Guide To Voice Over Jobs

People are drawn to storytelling. Of course, the device has been used in entertainment for thousands of years. But a recent Harvard Business Review study found the neurological reasons why we enjoy hearing stories. The investigation exposed a group of… Read More

Script
Jul 17, 2018

SCRIPT ANALYSIS: Part 1 – Actors! You Really Should Know What You’re Talking About

Two Questions: If you were given the instruction manual for a new product but the manual was meant for a completely different product, do you think you’d have much success properly operating that product? If you landed in a foreign… Read More

Prepare
Jun 14, 2018

Prepare to Succeed By Building Your Professional Team and Support System

I learned this equation as a kid, and it is still the most valuable math lesson I have ever been taught. Success is not a fluke. It is the result of countless hours spent in preparation for the opportunity of… Read More

audition
May 25, 2018

An Audition is Not a Test

An audition is your time to perform for the purpose of showing how you would do a part in a film, TV show, commercial, etc. It is a chance to show a sample of your creative work. While this is… Read More

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May 18, 2018

Branding Yourself

When you think of yourself as an actor, do you think of yourself as your “brand?” Or do you think of yourself as an actor who is more interested in expanding your boundaries; someone who is committed to developing the… Read More

book a role
May 17, 2018

A Guide on How to Book a Role

There is never enough time to be ready for an audition, especially when it’s the one you’ve been waiting for… the one you really want. When an audition comes, you usually have at most one day with the sides to… Read More

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Apr 16, 2018

The Role That Got Away

As actors, we audition, but we don’t always get the role. This is part of the job. Sometimes we may not even be in the running, and other times we get so close we can smell craft services. The director,… Read More