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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 Modeling Agency – Talent Spotlight – Brendan S.

Our Talent Spotlight is on Tattoo Apprentice and Max actor/model, Brendan S.

Brendan moved to Canada 4 years ago from Galway, Ireland, and worked as a chef. But he has recently switched his career around to become a Tattoo Artist!

He has wanted to be a tattoo artist since high school and even mentioned it in his yearbook when asked what he wanted to be!

Brendan’s latest tattoo – IG @beanslattz

He himself has a lot of tattoos and he likes the industry.
To follow this interest, he’s taken drawing classes and became a tattoo apprentice a few months ago. He has joined the Ash Gray Inc Tattoo studio at Yonge-Steele as a tattoo apprentice to become a photorealism artist.

Why start modeling/acting?

One of his friends who is an  actor brought up that he has a unique look and suggested that he tries modeling/acting. He took the leap to try something new and challenge his nervousness.

Brendan is patiently waiting for his first modeling or acting job! To book Brendan, or anyone else on our brilliant roster of Max Talent, please contact bookings@maxagency.com or call our office at 416-482-5394.

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!

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To see our awesome talent check out our roster.

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7 tips to give a great audition – Toronto Acting agency

Auditions can be nerve-wracking. Some can hide their nerves well, while others make it very obvious. Here are 7 tips to make your audition stand out. 

Toronto Acting Agency, Max Agency actors practicing their craft at Studio West

1. Confidence

If you don’t believe in your skills, no one else will. The audition begins as soon as you enter the room. Maintain relaxed body language and good eye contact. Walk in the room with your head up, good posture, focus, and relaxed. Be prepared and know your lines well. Show the casting team that they can trust you when you put you on a stage or in front of a camera.

2. Prepare your Character

Show your interpretation of who the character that you playing is. Think of 3 personality traits that you think the character has and write them at the top of the script. What is the character’s body language like? How do they speak? Being very clear on who it is you are playing will calm your nerves.

3. Know the Scene

What is your character dealing with in the scene? Use your nervousness to put into how your character deals with the situation. Be confident in what the conflict is and what your character’s objective is. It will affect the tone, rhythm, and inflection of your lines.

4. Focus

Breathe before you start a scene. Quiet your mind and focus. Commit to the character, the words, and the moment. It’s not enough to know the lines, you have to believe them.

5. Connection to the other character

Make eye contact with the reader. Who is their character? What is their relationship with yours? Practice active listening and react as if you are hearing them for the first time. It should feel like you are the only two people in the room.

6. Be clear with your choices

There is always more than one more to play a character. Make a decision based on your character and be flexible in case you are directed to make adjustments.

7. Show personality

Showing your authentic self makes auditions stand out. Everyone in that audition is reading the same lines. Your own spin is what creates magic to make your performance unique.

Best of Luck Max Talents!

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