Monthly Archive: September 2017

How to improve your standup comedy act

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The best knowledge you can have as a comedian who is starting out is on stage.  The only way you can learn how to be funny is to acquire stage time. You have to stop waiting for the right time and just get out there immediately.  If you like to make people laugh, then utilize that as your motivation to get out there. As you use your stage time you will learn what works and what does not through a process referred to as trial and error. Yes you might fail but keep in mind that failing is the appropriate learning experience. You will not improve if you cannot perform in front of a live audience. Below are some tips on how to improve your stand up comedy act:

Practice performing anywhere there is a group of people

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You require experience to improve your performance. Acquiring the experience may not be a process that is full of fun, but you need to put together a 20 to 25 minute show that you can get laughs from in a consistent manner night after night. Once you have that show that always works for you, yo will be able to begin getting paid for your work. However, until you get there you will still need to get the experience.

Open mike night

Restaurants, coffee houses, nightclubs and other places offer enough opportunities for beginners to perform a three to six minute comedy show. You will be able to make individuals laugh anywhere if you can do so at open mike nights.

You may not be treated fairly

Things are not going to be easy. You will probably be slotted early in the show before any person is there or late in the show after everyone has gone. There will be moments when you get lucky and have an audience, but they will most likely be other comedians waiting for their turn or drunks who do not pay you any attention. Whatever the case continue believing in yourself and the process.

Pay attention to your cues

htgvghvgfcfgcgfcgfcA lot of times the club or coffee house will have a signal of some sort that enables you to know when it is time to get off the stage. Ensure that you pay attention to it. Be aware of where it is and how it works, and watch for it during your performance. You have about 30 seconds after your signal before they force you to leave the stage or you might be ordered never to come back.…

Tips for appropriate film casting

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So you have taken part in numerous school plays and impressed everyone with your acting prowess. You have also made a decision to make it big in the film industry and attended various classes for it. But, do you know what you need to do when you receive an invite for an audition in a film production studio. If you have ever come across a casting director, you will have an understanding on how tough the job can be for him or her. There are also a lot of good actors and choosing the best is very confusing. Because of that you are required to give your best performance every single time. You also have to know a few tips for film casting that will assist you to be at an advantageous position. They are as below:

 

Listen first and then act

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The first rule of getting involved in film casting is to listen to what the casting director says concerning the part that is being offered. It is not just about reading the lines and delivering them in the audition. The more you pay attention to what you are supposed to do, the better you will be capable of enacting the scene.

Do not let nerves get the better of you

It is a normal thing to be nervy when you are attending a film casting, but if you allow yourself to get nervous, you can end up losing everything. Hence being nervy is not an option.

Be comfortable with the cast

Usually there are only a few individuals who will be present in the casting room. So try your best to be as comfortable as possible with them.

Look confident

The manner in which you present yourself in film casting will determine if you are suitable for that role.

Eye to eye contact

The first thing that you will get to learn in a film casting agency is to make eye to eye contact with the director. This is vital because it shows how confident you are.

Dress to impress

Dressing for the role that you will be assigned to you is the appropriate way to capture the attention of the casting director. Depending on the role that you are auditioning for, you can find clothes that will suit the role and wear them on the day of auditioning.

Rehearse well

ftgvgvcfgvgfvcgfvRehearsing while you are in front of the camera is the best way to prepare for any casting interview. If you have the dialogues ready, make use of a mobile camera or digital camera to record yourself during each take.…