Craig Wallace

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    Don’t Get Placed in the ‘Why?’ Pile

    During a casting session, pictures go in one of three piles: the “yes,” the “no,” and the “maybe” piles. However, there is another “pile” that isn’t physical, but mental, and that is the “why” pile.

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    Why Learning Acceptance Is Important as an Actor

    We are a culture obsessed with self-improvement. It seems every time we turn around we are being told that there is something else about us that needs to be changed – our weight, our clothes, our attitudes, even our eyelashes!

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    How Technology Can Hurt You As An Actor

    The problem isn’t the technology – it’s our overuse of it that's made us numb. The tablet and smartphone are just sitting there – we’re the ones who can’t put them down.

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    How To Become More Charismatic

    Can charisma be learned? It is certainly up for debate, and I don’t profess to know the answer. However, I do know that one of the most bewitching traits of charismatic people is their ability to make whoever they are talking to feel special and important.

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    How To Know When You're Ready To Audition For a Pilot

    So if pilot auditions are in the cards for you this season, it’s important to have a way of working that not only takes care of the immediate needs of the scene, but will allow you to dig deeper and show the powers that be the potential of the ...

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    Introduction to Meditation for Actors (Part 4)

    So far in this series, we have discussed the relevance of meditation to the audition process and introduced some basic techniques to quiet and focus the mind and relax the body before and during your preparation. In this final installment we’ll address the waiting room.

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    Introduction to Meditation for Actors (Part 3)

    In order for meditation to be beneficial, you have to do it, and do it with some degree of consistency. It's also important that your practice doesn’t feel like a chore but instead feels relaxing, nurturing, and energizing.

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    The Difference Between Offensive Vs. Defensive Acting

    The actor who prepares offensively has a way of working that gives the confidence to let go of the work in the room. He trusts his technique and doesn't feel the need to police himself.

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    Introduction to Meditation for Actors (Part 2)

    Your whole audition can be made or broken by what happens during the first few minutes you spend with the sides. You only get one shot at reading a piece for the first time, and if your mind is agitated you have wasted a golden opportunity.

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    Introduction To Meditation For Actors (Part 1)

    In the next couple of weeks I will share some of the steps of the Meditation for Actors practice. I hope you’ll join me. It’s a beautiful and powerful journey.