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    The Top 10 Apps for Actors

    With so many so delightfully useful apps around, it's a challenge to narrow them down to a top 10. The explosion in app popularity means your favorites are likely coming to your mobile device sooner rather than later.

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    10 Blogs Actors Should Know About

    Actor Brent Rose took a break from auditioning to accept a full-time job, but he didn't want to take a break from acting. So he created a video blog to keep up his acting chops.

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    Creating the Ultimate Actor Website

    Forgo the Flash, cut down the clicks, and always remember who your audience is.

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    The 3 Most Common Social Media Mistakes

    Actor-Entrepreneur (and Backstage Expert!) Tony Howell chats about his company, Creative Social Media; the three most common mistakes actors make on Twitter, Instagram, and the like; and how social media is changing the industry.

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    Pinnacle Studio 2.0 is the iPad’s Best Video Editor

    This time around it seemed appropriate to look at an app that offers an astounding wealth of features for editing the videos you create on your iPad: Pinnacle Studio 2.0.

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    How to Turn Your Smartphone into the Perfect Video Camera

    When you think about what camera equipment and accessories you need to shoot high-quality video, the basics come to mind: microphones, lenses, tripods, and lighting. Just add a smartphone to that mix, and you’re ready to roll! With shooting video on your phone, the basics are exactly the same.

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    5 Steps To Shooting Yourself on Video

    If not done properly, a self-shot video can be unwatchable and unprofessional. But if you apply certain techniques—and shoot with care—you can produce quality footage on your own.

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    6 Pro Facebook Tips for Actors

    It can be tempting to avoid all the drama that comes with being on Facebook, but the social media platform presents huge opportunities for networking actors!

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    How to Create Your Own Green Screen Effects

    Green screen, or “chroma key compositing,” is a popular special-effects technique used to strip the background of a subject on video or film and replace it with another.

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    Take a MasterClass With Dustin Hoffman

    A new online course puts working actors in touch with the lessons the Academy Award winner wishes he’d been taught before embarking on a career in acting.