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How to Promote Yourself as a Freelance Model


Some models would rather promote themselves instead of listing through an agency. Nothing wrong with this but it does require more work on your part. If your are signed with an agency, they promote the business, they talk to the clients in your behalf, they set up the shooting dates, they take the heat if you don't make it to the session, etc. But, there are many models who are "loners" in the pool of modeling and want complete control over who they work with and why. If you are one of these models, read on ... There are several ways to promote yourself. I will try to mention some ways for you to promote your modeling talent and a step by step format to follow. First things fi .....

Ten Helpful Hints for New or Professional Storytellers


This storytelling thing we do is a powerful medium in our world of images and sound bites. And what better way to transport people into different worlds is through storytelling. Our modern world is built around how many choices we have and how many flavors we can get. Through this medium of storytelling, you can invite those around you to see what you have to offer. Hopefully, some of the following tips will help you on your journey up the Storytelling Mountain. 1. Be Funny - Lighten up! I've seen to many storytellers with a bad attitude. You must be fun to be around! Who would want to hire you if you aren't lively! That's your job, first and foremost. Storytelling comes second. You don't .....

How To Get Into Acting


  Many people have wanted to know how they can get into acting. Sometimes a model realizes that he or she cannot make a full-time living with a modeling career. Other models are aware of their limitations such as height and bone structure. They know that beyond print work, it can be real tough to get into modeling. So they choose to step into the broader acting field. Acting requires more specialized training than modeling does. Most actors and actresses get into acting by getting involved in theatre, dramas, plays and stage productions. Many actors and actresses also get into acting through an acting coach. An acting coach trains you much like an athletic coach does, except the m .....

What Should You Look For In A Good Mastering Engineer?


It ís just plain criminal Mastering studios that take your hard-earned money and then give you mastered tracks worse or no better than the original mix! You see, good mastering is balancing act. Because as soon as you adjust one part of the audio track (such as boost loudness), then several other factors change as well. When looking for a mastering engineer, there are 5 important qualities you should look for: 1. Experience. You want somebody who knows what to listen for and what to do when a mistake is noticed. Each type of music has its unique quirks that takes hundreds of working hours discover them all. Additionally, the engineer should have experience with your medium (such .....

Acting for the Newbie


Getting your act right! Acting began because of the man's need to express, emote and to tell stories. Acting is said to have found its origins in the religious rituals of the primitive times and the first performers were the religious leaders of the tribes. The development of theater, as we see today, is largely attributed to the Greeks. Drama dates back to 534 BC. Contest were held to determine who was the best actor. This person was called "Thespis" who was also one of the first actors. He played many roles to perfection which ranged from women to children. None of the writings of Thespis are known today. The term "thespian" is desrived from Thespis. In those days, actors wore mas .....

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