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MAX AGENCY – TIP TUESDAY

SELFIE TIPS AND TRICKS

 

Lighting- Use a direct light, natural light, soft light, backlight depending upon the lighting conditions. Your selfies will turn out extremely clear, vibrant and sharp.

man taking selfie on seashore

Background- Always think before clicking a selfie. It’s not just about the foreground. Your background is as important as you. Make sure your background is clean and neat. This will ensure your selfie have a great composition altogether.

woman taking selfie

Angle your head- Try tilting your head a little and figure out what works best for you. You can also support the head with your hand, making it a classic pose. You cannot go wrong with it.

woman holding her hair

Keep your camera at a distance- Try this experiment: Click a selfie from your phone and position it at 30-50 cm away from your face and click another selfie at 15 cm away. You will notice that your facial features are more accurate when the camera is at a 30-50cm away from your face. Or use a selfie stick.

smartphone on monopod

Crop to the rescue- You just clicked a great selfie but forgot about the messy background. Crop it in style.

woman wearing blue shirt

Edit it right- Try editing it in a way that YOU still look like YOU.

smiling woman wearing white and black pinstriped collared top

Have fun- The coolest selfies are the one where you are having fun and look happy.

man showing his tongue while riding on ATV

MAX Agency Tip Tuesday – Child Auditions

#TipTuesday is a series MAX Agency — one of the top Toronto talent agencies  — does every week where we share helpful tips for the industry. This could be tips on auditions, bookings, beauty, fashion and more!

For any role, there can be up to hundreds of other talents auditioning.  For children, it’s important to offer key support.

What a special opportunity they’ve been given! It’s your responsibility to show them how fun the whole process can be, by remaining calm and up-beat no matter what happens.  Here’s how you can help them prepare–

1. Provide encouragement and positivity. Though your child will be excited when their agent calls with the good news, most actors will struggle with some degree of “nerves” as the big day approaches. You want to address any feelings of self-doubt by reminding them how far in the casting process they’ve already come. Now, the first big priority for you two will be to make sure your child is “off-book”. For a few pointers on how to help your little one memorize their lines, please see my video on memorizing lines quickly and thoroughly. The more thoroughly your child has absorbed the copy, the more they’ll be free to relax and just have fun in front of the camera. That’s gold to the casting director! After they’ve got their lines down, it’s time to do some research into the project: If it’s a commercial, go online to find out more about the product and the ad campaign. If it’s a TV show, watch a couple episodes to understand the style of acting it requires. For a film, try to watch more of the director’s work. Help your child bring whatever ideas their research gives them to their performance.

2. Do a little brush-up on audition etiquette and watch “How to slate with confidence.”

3. Parents, prepare yourself! Your preparation here is as important as your child’s. The entire day of the audition needs to be planned out from A to Z, to lessen the stress for both of you. The night before, take the time to look up the location (even if you have a GPS!) to find out how much time you’ll need to get there. Launder and iron the outfit they’ll be wearing if necessary, and check that their headshots and resumes are printed, stapled, and ready to go! And always keep headshots in the car!

4. Essential Needs for an audition (What to Bring): Make sure that they arrive at the audition well-fed and well-rested, with all the materials they’ll need in hand: sides, headshot/ resume, and maybe some homework to do while they wait. Pack some healthy snacks just in case the wait runs long. And don’t forget to give them a little pep-talk before they go in! Let your child know how talented and special they are, and that there’s no need to compare themselves to anyone else. All they need to do is relax, listen, have a good time, and just be themselves. They’ll do great!

 

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MAX Agency is a successful Toronto talent agency representing men, women and children. MAX Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries.

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MAX Agency Tip Tuesday – The Do’s and Don’ts of Auditioning

#TipTuesday is a series MAX Agency — one of the top Toronto talent agencies  — does every week where we share helpful tips for the industry. This could be tips on auditions, bookings, beauty, fashion and more!

 

This week’s Tip Tuesday is a bit different… it’s a video!

Created by our very own talented acting coach Alec E, check out this hilarious video! 

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto talent agency representing men, women and children. MAX Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries.

For more weekly tips, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

If you want to join our rosterapply here

To see our awesome talent check out our roster!

Company Profile

FAQ