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Is a headshot and a resume necessary? – Close Up with David H. Stevens

When you first embark on your acting journey, you need to prepare your toolbox: your headshot and resume are two of the most important tools. Do I really need a headshot and...

Who Do I Study With? – Close up with David H. Stevens

Committing yourself to study acting is the first step. Then the next step is finding a good and legitimate teacher. David tells you what to watch out for and what you can do to...

Can you request a reshoot of a take? – Close Up with David Stevens

A reader writes David about watching the dailies to review his performance. Sometimes we get caught up in protecting our career that we forget about being a good actor and being...

Shaking the the self-consciousness! – Close Up with April Matson

April answers your questions about being self-conscious when acting, backup plans and screenwriting....

Casting Director Won’t Give me Callbacks! Is it her or me? – Close Up with David H. Stevens

When working in a smaller market, you can sometimes feel that not getting a callback with a certain casting director is a personal issue.  David tells the reality of the...

Re-frame Your Thinking About Auditioning – Close Up with April Matson

April Matson shares her advice on how to re-frame your thinking about auditioning and the insight she has received from an insider.  ...

How to deliver a great audition in the mirror and in the casting room! – Close Up with David H. Stevens

David answers a question from a reader who feels like he does a great audition at home and then a terrible job in the casting room. All actors have felt this way at least once...

How to Handle Rejection – Close Up with April Matson

April Matson gives sage advice about handling rejection, auditioning, and more!...

Number one tip for Aspiring Actors! – Close Up with David H. Stevens

Established actor David H. Stevens gives his number one tip to those who are embarking on their career....