Working as a Background Actor

Photo Credit: guruXOX / Shutterstock.com An aspiring actor might consider working as a background actor, also known as an extra, to gain valuable on-set experience, meet new people and to receive a paycheck. But what should one expect while doing background work? Looking for work You don’t need to have an agent or belong to … Read more

Audition Lessons from Working Actors

Photo Credit: Shift Drive / Shutterstock.com There is a saying: “The most valuable lessons aren’t taught. They’re experienced.” In a “Film Courage” series of interviews, several working actors recount lessons they learned from audition experiences at pivotal points in their lives. The performers include Chad Lindberg (“Fast and the Furious”), Zack Ward (“A Christmas Story,” … Read more

The 5 Most Valuable Lessons I Learned Working with a Songwriting Coach — That Sweet Roar

#3: Think about how the shape and emphasis of your words sound. One thing I hadn’t taken into consideration when I wrote my first songs, was the vowel and consonant sounds of the lyrics I had written and the way that they flowed together or sat within the rhythm of the music. This was something … Read more