What does a Script Editor do in the Film Industry?

A script editor is a film industry professional who reads and improves a screenplay or script for a feature film, TV drama, comedy series, radio show or quality short film. They usually work with screenwriters on the development and editing process, and their job is to make a screenplay as effective, powerful and accurate as…

Acting Techniques to Build a Believable Character

Acting techniques help trained actors portray their roles with depth and expertise. Actors’ training teach the art of bringing believable and realistic characters to appreciative audiences with these systems and methods. Good actors must learn and finesse a wide range of skills. These include memorisation, voice projection, movement, characterisation, and crying on demand. Also audition…

What to Wear for Headshots

Choosing what to wear for headshots takes a great deal of time and planning and every successful actor prepares their headshot clothing carefully. You can’t take your whole wardrobe with you, yet you’ve got to plan for every suitable casting breakdown for the next year or so. With black and white acting headshot photos long…

The Hobbit Sound Recording Team At Work

Discover how The Hobbit sound recording team used music, sound effects and even silence to bring emotion and depth to the characters and storytelling in this iconic trilogy of blockbuster feature films.

What is a Foley Mixer?

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A foley mixer adds sounds to film and TV footage during the post-production stage between filming and editing. Professional foley mixers work with foley artists and a foley editor. But for shorts and no-budget projects you’ll probably mix foley along with all other sound tasks.  Foley Mixing Cinema Sound Foley Library “How To Mix Foley”…

What is the Stanislavski Method?

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The Stanislavski Method is a system of acting technique for training actors that was developed by the Russian theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski. The method involves an actor’s four levels of skills – physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual – and focuses on a type of imaginary behaviour in which an actor gives a convincing portrayal of…