Month: September 2021

Breathing & Vocal Exercises for Actors

Breathing & Vocal Exercises for Actors

Exercises for the Voiceover Actor Last month, I talked about exercise, the importance of vocal warm-ups, and more. This month, let’s discuss specific breathing and vocal exercises.  Breath Control: I cannot emphasize enough the importance of proper breathing and breath control. There are so many techniques for breathing for different workouts—yoga, Pilates, and many others—it can […]

Unsung Heroes on a Film Set (And What They Do)

Unsung Heroes on a Film Set (And What They Do)

By Carley Kormanis. Any good filmmaker knows that a film cannot happen without a solid team. Producers, directors, and writers — Stephen Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Nora Ephron — make up the big names in Hollywood, and are essentially the only roles a general audience cares about. Of course, they are incredibly important roles, […]

Accepting Criticism

Accepting Criticism

“That’s just your opinion.”  I shook my head. How would a student who got this angry over a bad grade ever cope with harsh criticism in the real world?  I’d worked for editors who resembled Attila the Hun, but they had taught me how to cope with criticism, even to value it.  It’s an essential skill […]