An Actor´s Tricks: Lorna Marshall/ Yoshi Oida
. For actors, demo reel editors, and video editors who want to learn about producing demo reels. As an actor and demo reel editor, I have a perspective of the actor´s needs as well as skills offered by editors, including techniques most actors aren´t aware of. But by knowing demo reel guidelines plus technical aspects, actors can manage their demo reels and control their marketing branding images. Actors: Learn how to save money and spend it wisely. Learn how to produce your demo reel from beginning to end and maximize the punch-per-second for busy casting directors. Learn how to work with an editor and what enhanced services an editor can offer. Demo reel editors: Learn how to produce demo reels and what´s important to an actor (your customer). Be an asset to the actor´s business to expand your business. Gain a perspective many demo reel editors don´t have. Instead of being an editor who happens to edit demo reels, offer solid demo reel editing services. Learn tips and tricks not typically considered for demo reels, and apply the techniques to make a good demo reel a great demo reel! Some topics covered include: The purpose of a demo reel The intro section Make your demo reel all about you Demo reel length and scene lengths Partial scenes How many scenes? Ordering scenes The closing section Montages Commercial, industrial, or theater (stage) material Monologues Music options The one-minute speed reel Are you ready to have a demo reel? How to get more material What your demo reel is not about Raw footage: the best source material What not to include Preplanning Technical tips and tricks Your demo reel is not your editor´s advertising billboard And more... P 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048324/bk_acx0_048324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jenna Fischer´s Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection, and doubt. If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you. With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!). Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor. This title is narrated by a full cast. Narrators include: Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Natalie Zea, Sean Gunn, Derek Waters, Reed Birney, and Mark Proksch. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103569/bk_acx0_103569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Film Director´s Bag of Tricks:How to Get What You Want from Actors and Writers Mark Travis
The quality of your work and your relationships with others can make or break your voiceover career. This guide seeks to give you tips and tricks to use while you are narrating and producing great-quality sound products. It will help you to gain repeat business and keep a positive reputation in the eyes (and ears) of your clients. This guide will refer to the client as an ´´author´´. In this particular case, we are working between author clients on www.acx.com and voiceover artists/producers that have built their profiles and client bases on acx. The guide can apply to any situations where you are working with authors, writers, scriptwriters, or other clients. The guide can apply whether you are producing cartoons, audiobooks, commercials, or other voiceover projects. Download now to hear more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050086/bk_acx0_050086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy´s affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn´t fall into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence to get what they want. It will take more than Andy´s usual courtroom theatrics to save this dog, including a little help from his beloved Golden Retriever, Tara. Andy soon discovers that anyone around him is in danger, including his longtime girlfriend, Laurie, and he will have to muster all of his wits to save those he holds most dear. David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of novels and screenplays. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and 35 dogs. Grover Gardner, a Washington, D.C.-based actor, director and audiobook narrator, has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, as well as resident director at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. Recently, he has been active in educational theater, directing student productions for local universities, and teachings graduate-level courses in acting and voice-over work. He has recorded over 450 audiobooks and was named by AudioFile magazine as one of ´´Best Voices of the Century´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000342/bk_live_000342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to know how to make a movie on a tight budget? How to make a movie: Filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Al Guevara are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds. At the same time, many aspiring filmmakers are running into their share of problems: Not enough money for crews Over budget and more than likely making the wrong movie Can’t get the attention of an indie studio Should have started with a short film to gain attention Cheap Movie Tricks: Film school numbers aren’t down. They’re increasing, at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn’t even realize 48 percent of all film schools are in the US and UK. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are literally learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, as well as the craft of making movies from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They’re totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs, and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and have been seen online throughout the world. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals, and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B-list actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games. What you’ll learn from this audiobook: How planning and shooting a short film today can lead to a feature-length project tomorrow Everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget Tips 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Weight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116976/bk_acx0_116976_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business:Tools and Tricks for Today´s Directors Writers and Actors Dean Silvers
Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world´s best dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major language, and are the most performed ever. His work contains stunningly modern insight, witty jokes and soaring passion; it is an endless source of amazement and inspiration. A Midsummer Night´s Dream is one of Shakespeare´s most popular works for the stage, widely performed across the world. It is a comedy about the fantastic events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens. The fairies inhabiting the forest in which the play is set keep playing tricks on the actors, putting every character´s true nature in a crude and funny light. This lively adaptation is a convenient summary meant to bring to you Shakespeare´s magic in an actual, clear and precise way; recorded by the greatest storytellers, it will bring to you the fundamentals of English culture in a most enjoyable format. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000508/bk_cids_000508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.