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Toronto Acting Agency – Toronto Talent Agency – Tip Tuesday – Screen Acting Tips

If you are used to acting in theatre, it may take a few adjustments when switching to screen acting.  Acting in front of a camera requires its own set of skills which is usually developed over time and with experience. However, the following tips will help you to get on the right path. 

Toronto acting agency – Toronto talent agency – Tip Tuesday – Screen acting tips

1. Show Expression Through Your Eyes

The camera captures every detail and your eyes convey your thoughts, your feelings, your internal struggles, and your physical impulses. The closer the frame, the stronger the focus. 

2. Think of Silences as Lines

Film/TV will include reaction shots. Show your character’s reaction in every moment including during another character’s lines and silences. The editor will be looking for reaction shots post-production, so this will increase your screen time!

3. Understand the Audience

As opposed to theatre, your audience is not present while you are performing. Remember that you still have an audience, and it is not the film crew that is around you. Perform for your audience, not the crew.

4. Be Flexible

Schedule changes happen all the time with weather conditions, technical difficulties, transport issues, and the list go on. Be prepared for it, especially for your character. Do not be one of the reasons for the schedule to be late. Be prepared to get it right in the first few takes, and be flexible to the director’s wants. 

5. Learn the Language of the Set

Be aware of who does what on the set and learn the jargon that they use. This will make you easier to work with as you will not have to ask around all the time. It is respectful of everyone’s role on set.

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Toronto Acting Agency – Modeling Toronto – Tip Tuesday – 8 Tips To Stay Healthy This Summer

Summer is a great time to develop healthy habits and become the best version of yourself. Try the following to blossom this summer.

1. Get Enough Zzz’s

A lack of sleep causes high blood sugar, poor focus, increased appetite, and a weaker immune system. Your body resets during your sleep to get ready to function at its best. Make sure you are getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night. 

2. Hydrate

Drink enough water to stay hydrated, especially when you have been spending time outdoors in the heat. If you struggle with your daily water intake, be creative with it. Add some flavor by dropping a few slices of cucumber or your choice of citrus fruits into your water.

Toronto Acting Agency – Toronto talent agency – Modeling Toronto – Summer health tips

3. Eat More Fiber

Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains are rich in fiber, which helps you stay full, so you are less likely to eat mindlessly. Aim to eat at least 25 g of fiber a day.

4. Limit Added Sugars

Inflammation and imbalances in the body, which can be caused by a high blood sugar level, make you cranky and can lead to more serious issues. While natural sugars found in fruits and milk are not harmful, it is usually enough for our daily requirement. Added sugars are what you should be wary of. Look at the labels of the food that you are consuming and aim to limit daily added sugar consumption to 24 grams. 

5. Reduce Alcohol Consumption

Too much alcohol can cause a lot of harm to the body. Limit alcohol to one drink a day for women and 2 drinks a day for men.

6. Exercise

Do some form of exercise to remain active daily. Moving your body will keep you feeling energized and full of life.

7. Spend Time Outdoors

Enjoy the good weather during the summer by choosing outdoor activities. Being outdoors improves blood pressure and heart rate. 

8. Meditation

Mental health is directly linked to physical health. Take some time daily to medidate and refocus your thoughts. Reflect on the good things that you have in your life and practice gratitude. 

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto modeling agency representing menwomen and children. MAX provides talent for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

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Toronto Acting Agency – Toronto Talent Agency – Tip Tuesday – How To Perform Like No One Is Watching

As opposed to public speaking, acting involves performing as if the audience is not there.  Practice our tips to learn how to tune out the outside world. 

Toronto acting agency – Toronto talent agency – Tip Tuesday – Acting Tips
  1. Establish a Fourth Wall

A ‘fourth wall’ between an actor and the audience is essential to focus on your performance and be vulnerable and authentic. To develop that feeling, practice in public. Start by mumbling your lines while sitting in a coffee shop, for example. The more you do it, the better you will get at tuning out the crowd of people around you. 

2. Watch Your Own Performances

Another method to build a ‘fourth wall’ is to record yourself and then watch it. We are usually our worst critics, making it difficult to watch ourselves. But being self-aware and recognizing your weaknesses will help you to focus on your performance.

3. Group Practice

Find a group of actors to practice improv. This group activity is a great mix of interacting with the audience, finding characters, and acting. During improv, you have to constantly make and break the ‘fourth wall’, until it becomes a habit!

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto modeling agency representing menwomen and children. MAX provides talent for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

For weekly MAX Agency news, updates, and Industry 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.

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Have any questions? Read our FAQ or contact us at info@maxagency.com