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21 minutes | 13 hours ago
Make Virtual Musical Auditions Sing!
Make Virtual Musical Theatre Auditions Sing! We are slowly getting back to theatre casting. It’s exciting after a long, long holding pattern that we’ve all endured. Even musicals are being dusted off and gearing up for those venues that can support them. But guess what. Along with the good news comes some other issues. Looks like we will still be using Zoom for first round auditions! That means you might have to continue to use the technology…even for musicals! How do you make your musical auditions on zoom the best they can be? The answer is here. On this podio (podcast video) I will “vocalize” the way to Zoom yourself so you can book the gig! Don’t miss out on this content rich, extremely useful and practical episode of Casting Actors Cast, insights for actors from a Casting Director!
22 minutes | 7 days ago
3 Useful Marketing Tips Actors Need
3 Useful Marketing tips Actors Need It’s one thing to be ready for the next right thing in your acting career. It means that you have taken the steps to move your career forward. It’s quite another to create the methods that move those steps into the next stage (pun intended) of your career. Many times I see really talented folks who think they really don’t need to put themselves “out there” in order to grow. Well, I guess it’s a choice to not think about marketing yourself. But as the CEO of your company, maybe it’s time to look at your marketing strategy, or lack thereof, and find out if it has the potential to move you to the next level of your career. This episode of Casting Actors Cast is all about three useful tips you’ll need to succeed. Insights for actors from a casting director, that’s me, Jeffrey Dreisbach. Join us!
18 minutes | 15 days ago
The Curse of the Smart Actor
The Curse of the Smart Actor Of the many things I have learned in casting, one of the most significant is that actors are smart...really smart. This might sound like a strange thing to hear but it’s true. Smart actors are more prevalent (ooh good word) than ever before because of the training, opportunities, and instant access to information. This is a blessing, but it can also be a curse. What’s the curse you might be asking? Well, I am here to share some insights about that very subject. We’re going to have fun talking about the curse of the smart actor on today’s podio of Casting Actors Cast, the podcast and video for actors from a casting director. Join us!
18 minutes | 21 days ago
Are You Due for A Makeover?
Are you due for a makeover? When was the last time you had a heart to heart with yourself? No kidding. When did you really think through the options available to you as an actor? Are you in a good place right now to make the right career choices or have you been speaking an inner monologue that doesn’t make clear decisions or choices when it comes to your acting career? This episode of Casting Actors Cast will look at this topic and we’ll also answer the question, “Are you ready for a makeover?” C’mon and jump into talent pool…the water is fine!
21 minutes | a month ago
The Top 5 TV & Film Audition Tips
The Top 5 TV & Film Audition Tips! As the Film and TV industry regain their footing and rebound after Covid, actors need to be ready for those new projects on the horizon. How are you getting ready? How are you setting yourself up for success? This new season can be just the right time to get ready with your on camera audition skills. I’ve got the top five TV and Film audition tips to get you started. All happening in the episode of Casting Actors Cast, Insights for actors from a casting director.
19 minutes | a month ago
What is a Chemistry Read?
What is a “Chemistry Read”? There are times when you might be asked to do a “Chemistry read”. Do you know what that really means? How do you prepare for it? What can you actually do to make this next step in the audition process work to your advantage? In today’s episode of Casting actors Cast, I will spell it out for you so that the next time you are asked to participate in a Chemistry Read, you will know exactly how to act with your acting while acting with another actor….
19 minutes | a month ago
Self-tape Critique-Mahmoud Mahmoud
So you asked for it! Another self tape evaluation from an actor wanting to "up their audition game". Mahmod Mahmod sent his link and now it's time for a review! Find out what works technically and with his acting. You'll learn how to improve your own self submit videos. Jeffrey will share his insights and suggest the best ways to book the job! Please don't forget to like and review. You can even see the video on the YouTube channel of Casting Actors Cast.
21 minutes | 2 months ago
Why A Website?
Why An Actor website? Maybe it’s just me but I am surprised that Actors are still asking me about whether or not they need a website. C’mon people, this is 2021 (last time I checked) and we need to get it together! YES! You need a website. It is just as important as your picture, resume and tap shoes. OK, the tap shoes are optional. So let’s have this conversation and answer the question, “Why an Actor Website” On this episode of Casting Actors Cast, the podcast video or podio for actors!
22 minutes | 2 months ago
What To Say At an Agent Meeting?
What to Say at an Agent Meeting? Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off. You just got a call or email from the agent you’ve been wanting to meet. This could be a crazy great turning point in your acting career ! Auditions, roles, bookings here we come! Wait…what are you supposed to do at this meeting? What are they going to ask? What if they don’t like you? What if you blow it? This could be a career killer! Don’t let this get you down. Let’s talk about this in a clam, rational way. You’ve come to the right podio…podcast video. I’m here to help. I’m Jeffrey Dreisbach and this is Casting actors…Cast!
19 minutes | 2 months ago
Are You an ACTOR OVERTHINKER?
So, the actor says to me, “I’m trying to make the scene work by applying everything I‘ve learned In class!”. “Really”, I said,” and how is that working out for you?” “Not great. I can’t seem to remember anything including the words! “I’m a disaster!”. You are not a disaster…you are an actor. An actor with a solvable situation. Let’s have a conversation about an issue I’ve seen with more and more frequency. The ACTOR OVERTHINKER, on this episode of Casting Actors Cast, the podcast and video for you! The over thinking actor! We don’t have problems…we have situations! Actor overthinkers come take several forms: The smart actor: Creative perfectionist/never satisfied always analyzing. Impossible to be objective about the work because it is result oriented Solution: Turn the focus away from self and into the character’s behavior Less result oriented and more connectedness with the other character The insecure actor: Compensate the potential for rejection by presenting and not being Decide that if you are not “working at it” it is not good Solution: Decide that you are unique and enough Stay open to creative choices that are spontaneous The angry actor: Try to be “edgy” and show an affected side of their personality Question others, question the writing, question the notes that are given Solution: Ask yourself how this approach serves you Take your internal “temperature”. Listen more, talk less. These are three examples of the overthinking actor. Good acting is created and then left alone for exposed for others to feel and respond to. The overthinking actor has to simply learn how to share themselves and then leave it alone. Keeping it simple is the key. Re-directing your energy toward being in the moment can stop your overthinking and start landing solutions so you can stress less!
21 minutes | 10 months ago
More Questions, More Answers
This week, Jeffrey answers listener/viewer questions about acting and the business of show. Make sure you subscribe and check out the YouTube channel. This podcast is all about trying to offer solid advice with an easy conversational approach...and some fun! Help spread the word. Over 30 thousand downloads and counting, thanks to you!
21 minutes | 10 months ago
How do you deal with the constant barrage of awful news and challenging politics? How do you justify your dream of having an acting career with Covid 19 around you? Don't you just hate it when someone tells you to just, "Lighten up!"? Jeffrey takes on these questions and more in this episode. Please check us out on the website www.castingactorscast.com and on You Tube!
20 minutes | 10 months ago
Authenticity in your Acting
Your authentic self is a foundation for any character you are playing. Jeffrey explores the many facets of "your story" and your character's "story" in this insightful episode. Grow into the actor you want to become by learning how you work! You're going to love this....Thanks for checking us out on YouTube and visiting www.castingactorscast.com for more (and a free book!)
21 minutes | 10 months ago
#116 A Second Look, The Callback
We take a "second look" in the form of a comment from a viewer/listener about last week's podcast on Resilience. Next a second look refers to some tips and suggestion about a callback for theatre, film and television from Jeffrey. A really thoughtful exploration on what it means to have a "second Look"! Please like, share and subscribe and show your support. www.castingactorscast.com
19 minutes | a year ago
So how do you handle difficult situations. What do you with adversity? The word for today is resilience. the ability to bounce back from difficult challenges and negativity. Stick around as we analyze what it is to be resilient on this episode of Casting Actors Cast.
26 minutes | a year ago
Your #1 Superpower
You possess an amazing power. It really is your greatest power both as an actor and as a person. In fact this great power is seldom thought of but always there waiting for you. What is this amazing tool for success? You'll find out on this episode called Casting Actors Cast. Please subscribe to the YouTube channel of Casting Actors Cast and visit www.castingactorscast for more!
18 minutes | a year ago
Your Top 5 Questions Answered
During our quarantine from the Corona virus, there have been many questions you've wanted answers to. Jeffrey takes your top 5 questions and gives you his best take on the answers. Find out what the most asked question is and then get the answer! As always, find out more at www.castingactorscast.com or email Jeffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org
23 minutes | a year ago
Bloom in Zoom
Actors are using the Zoom platform for their auditions and classes. Find out the common mistakes actors make using Zoom. There are several fixes, ideas and positive remedy's that will put you ahead of the rest. Jeffrey spells it all out in a clear, concise way so you can bloom....with Zoom? www.castingactorscast.com and Casting Actors Cast on YouTube!
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