ARE YOU REPRESENTABLE?
Our primary goal is to provide the Australian Film and Television industry with marketable talent that show pride and dependability in what they do, It’s important for our talent to be endlessly dedicated to the craft of acting and process of an actor. In order to achieve our goals, we have a strict and selective process when it comes to taking on new actors.
Acting forces you to constantly be looking deep within yourself, and sometimes it can be confronting. Before you visit our office for your screen test, we ask all our potential 888 actors to remove judgment of themselves firstly and to let go of judgement from others.
It is the first integral weight that must be lifted from an actor in order for you to truly experience living and reacting in the moment.
A pillar of giving a truly compelling performance, you must find unity of voice, body, and imagination. Breath and concentration are career-defining. As you get more comfortable taking deeper breaths and exhaling completely, it’s likely you’ll notice your performances improve dramatically as your body will be nourished with oxygen and CO2 and toxins will be removed effectively.
“Breath is the key to restoring the deepest connections with impulse, with emotion, with imagination and thereby with language. The voice is not just a musical instrument to be played skilfully — it is a human instrument.” The Alchemy of Breathing, 2009
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
★ Authentic human emotion
★ Natural human behaviour
★ Strong visualisation skills
★ Improvisation and ad-libbing – Ability to take critique
★ Objective self-judgement
★ Remaining calm under repetitive circumstances
YOU’VE GOT THE LOOK.
If someone has ever said that you or your child have a special look, we remind you that in this industry, there is no such thing as a special ‘look’.
Each person we book on set is different to the last, depending on the project requirements.
A certain job may require a special size or ethnicity, hair colour or eye colour or range of different talents and abilities.
After 25 years in business, after booking tens of thousands of jobs for actors, presenters and commercial actors, we assure you, there is no “special” look that fits every brief.
When in front of the camera, poor body posture can be a harmful flaw.
Always remember to keep your back straight and shoulders up.
Slouching can affect your mood and the mood of others around you as well as expressing poor self image and a lack of confidence.