Do you ever find yourself lost in the desert of 2nd takes? I liked this picture because it feels like we have to search so hard when Casting asks for a 2nd take in our Self-Tapes.
1 way is by making an opposite emotional choice from what is obvious on the page.
For instance, if there are multiple capital letters & exclamation points, you might instinctually start yelling & feeling physically alive. That can absoutely work.
But not everyone who becomes upset in life raises their voice & gets aggresive. Some people get very quiet & calculated. So you could do another take where it's the same circumstance, but you're iginiting your inner life instead of your outer life, delivering the dialogue in a very quiet & grounded way.
There are multiple ways of finding 2nd takes & it's not something we should stress over as actors. I'll teach you a few more ways at our $22 2 Takes in 2 Seconds Workshop Saturday, Feb 11th on Zoom.
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How do we take control of our own Happiness when we're not getting Auditions? One way is by creating our own content.
When we're consisently focusing on a creative project that we're excited about, we're really filling our own Creative Cup instead of waiting for the industry to fill it.
Then when we do get the audition opportunities, we're extra jazzed because it's just icing on the cake we've already made!
I'm pretty convinced that Actors don't understand Money.
Ok, that sounds harsh. It's not that most Actors don't understand Money, it's more that we've been filled with hopes & dreams of landing that National Commercial or Series Regular role that will secure our financial futures, but I'm here to tell you...
I'm not the Progessive girl ;-( As much as I want to be.
Ok what's your point, Erin?
The thing is, I'm seeing Actors put their classes on credit cards a lot lately. This hurts my heart to its core because a career that has a 2.5% return on investment is NOT a career worth going into debt over.
Wow, thanks for the ultra-depressing post, Erin!
Okay, okay...hang with me.
Here's where my heart is with this...
I want you to Succeed in Acting. I want you to be part of that 2.5% that doesn't need a side hussle.
But for today, if you're not, I want to strongly urge you to...
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