Thursday, May 1st, 2008
Ahhh yes…pictures. One of the more commonly understood realities and requirements of being a professional actor. The problem is, it really isn’t understood…at all. As a matter of fact since the entire “legit” aspect of acting went to color, and digital has become the standard along with web portals, online casting sites, jpg/tif files and many other issues. This is in conjunction with the simple difficulty of the process of choosing a great photographer. Once you finish listening, you’ll not want to miss any in the future.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
Another common mistake made regarding the profession of acting…is that commonly it is not respected, as a profession. This could not be more true when it comes to the concept of Commercial acting and the Commercial audition process. Carolyne and Kevin give you key insights to the reality of what it means to audition, the level of competition you face, as well as insights on the types of feedback you may get during the audition process. From potential money made, to contractual jargon this is a must listen. And to even take it one step further you get the bonus of artistic choices, taking direction in the room and other options.
Saturday, March 1st, 2008
While studying and training is usually a given in terms of philosophy, the truth is most actors don’t spend much time or research on the paramount decision. Kevin and Carolyne discuss not only various types of training but many of the errors actors typically make when choosing an instructor. The invaluable insight offered by our two outstanding experts will help ensure that the next time you look to training, you’ll make a much more educated decision.
Saturday, December 1st, 2007
Now Carolyne and Kevin get rolling into the truth and reality of the initial decisions you make once you’ve arrived in Hollywood. A lot of these decisions have to do with who you study with, and why, listening to who and why, as well as realizing that the challenges of the city are simply a reality for everyone. If you let it get to you, or allow it to control too many of your decisions, then you are by definition… cutting yourself short… of what a real career could be.
Thursday, November 1st, 2007
The first installment of the GTJ podcast series focuses on two main aspects. First, we introduce our two authors Carolyne Barry and Kevin E. West. We want you to get a sense of who they are, how they came to be a team, and the evolution of this CD product… as a project. The first subject our two esteemed authors cover relate to the common mistakes that actors make upon arriving in Los Angeles. One of the great aspects of this podcast is that these can also tend to be common mistakes made in any city, by any actor.