Actor Connie Costanza demonstrating self tape tips
The Art of Self-Tape

(Photo: Studio Alum Connie Castanzo. Tripod designed & built by Matt Dominguez.)   Are you …

Understanding Genres (Mumblecore!)

  How versed in genres are you as an actor?   I ask because I …

Know Your Politics

TODAY’S TIP: Know your politics BLOG WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN in 2017 (so some references to …

Alva Rogers in Daughters of the Dust, directed by Julie Dash (1992)
What inspires you? (in times of conflict)

What inspires you in times of conflict?   I am moving forward… are you? My …

The Art of the Nuance (Part 2): HOW TO ACT IT

  The previous blog post, The Art of the Nuance (Part 1), was about how to …

The Art of the Nuance (Part 1)

A big part of working on camera is developing your own sense of what the …

Big tree in Namib Desert
Develop your Philosophy

We were in the Alumni Gym last night, working hard and thinking DEEPLY about acting …

Are you risky ENOUGH?

Being an Artist is a daredevil business.   You take risks every single day. You …

Your Performance in the Editing Room: Part 2

Part 2 Actor Nuances for Editors Here are TWO ACTING TIPS on how to give a …