January 21, 2021
Very few things annoy me when I audition actors. I really enjoy the process and love to see accomplished talent show me how they would play the part. I have had actors faint, cry, mumble and explode…and that was before the actual audition! Here are some things I have experienced in auditions that are quite detrimental to the actor and can sabotage their chances of getting realistic consideration for booking a role. In other words…Don’t Do This!
January 14, 2021
Acting Myths and Mistakes for 2021
Based on the questions Jeff's received over the past few years; it occurs to him that many actors seem to still be hanging on to misconceptions and untrue claims about being an actor. So, let’s clear the air on some of these weird untruths so we can launch the new year with a realistic perspective and clear eyed understanding of those acting myths and actor mistakes!
January 7, 2021
Jeffrey kicks of this episode with the answers to questions you've wanted to hear about acting reels!
What are they?
What are they for?
Why are they necessary or are they?
Acting Reels are an important tool for the industry. Done right, it can open doors and accelerate a career. Poorly done, it can leave a bad impression of where you are in your career and set you back financially. Take time to think through the purpose of your reel and whether you will move ahead or spin your wheels because it does not achieve what you need it to do.
December 31, 2020
Air Date: 12/31/2020
What About Acting in 2021?
What are the plans for your acting in 2021? What about making New Year resolutions? Might that help? Some actors think that planning your acting is wasted energy while others spend a lot of time making plans only to feel defeated in a short period of time... Jeffrey explores the value of looking forward with a clear view of what acting can mean for you in the New Year. Please consider leaving a review on your favorite podcast platform and visit www.castingactorscast.com
December 24, 2020
Jeffrey departs from the usual format of Casting Actors Cast to share his first professional New York experience as a performer. The Radio City Christmas Specular continues to be an iconic event year after year. With the Covid virus still haunting our holidays, this episode hopes to warm your spirit and perhaps help you recall fond memories of being a performer during holiday times. As always, please consider leaving a review, thumbs up, or hitting the subscribe button. Spread the joy, share the love! Happy holidays! www.castingactorscast.com
December 17, 2020
Today, Jeffrey evaluates a self tape Shakespeare submission on video and provides a detailed critique! The response for a spontaneous evaluation of your auditions has been really exciting and this episode will give you some great tips and suggestions for your auditions. If you like this content, please consider letting Casting Actors Cast know by posting a review, subscribe to the YouTube channel or sharing this episode with other actors! Visit castingactorscast.com more more information and past episodes!
December 10, 2020
Jeffrey decides to answer questions from listener's and viewers of the "podio"! Questions about moving to New York, staying focused on an acting career and finding out what it means when your hear things are, "starting to open up". Always fun, always insightful, Jeffrey spells it all out on this packed episode. Check out the YouTube video of this podcast by going to Casting Actors Cast channel or castingactorscast.com for more!
December 3, 2020
Jeffrey selects an actor's self tape to critique live! He provides feedback and responds to the audition without having seen it before! Really a great way to learn how to make your submitted auditions work for you! This is a must see/share event that will change the way you want to be seen. You can submit your audition videos too by going to firstname.lastname@example.org and send a link your audition! Who knows, maybe Jeffrey will feature your work live too!
November 26, 2020
A regular listener of the PODIO (podcast/Video) asks Jeffrey for some tips on how to manage an acting career and the money gig. Taking a look at how to stay afloat while pursuing your acting might require some perspective and positivity! Jeffrey provide an honest way to balance the challenges you might be facing. Also, stay tuned to the end for for some bonus tips and an invitation to have your self-tape auditions evaluated by Jeffrey in a future episode!
November 19, 2020
There are 5 common mistakes actors can make in their video submission auditions when acting. It's true. Jeffrey provide excellent advice on how to fix those issues and make the entire experience enriched, interesting and fun! In this episode, Jeffrey is requesting you send your audition video to him for a FREE on air evaluation for a future podio. Your audition will be used to help others AND offer some personal advice and suggestions from Jeffrey! Submit your audition video (link only please) to email@example.com
November 12, 2020
Do you talk to yourself...out loud? We're still in isolation and this seems to be happening more and more! Jeffrey turns this into what he calls Monologue Magic. You will find these tips and suggestions for new monologue material extremely helpful. Monologues are still a fantastic tool because they are self-contained acting moments and are being asked for either in self-tapes or Zoom! Please listen to the entire episode as Jeffrey proposes an idea for future podcasts that can involve you directly (toward the end). You will want to hear this idea to help you personally!
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November 5, 2020
This question needs an answer. Do you still think in terms of your "type"? Jeffrey will do an in depth analysis of what you need to grow your acting career and stop thinking about "type"! There are marketing advantages when you are able to understand your brand and personal growth happens with that understanding. If this episode has helped you, please consider letting Jeff know. He loves the feedback!
October 29, 2020
Many actors don’t know much about the relationship casting has with your representative (agent/manager). Knowing about this unique dynamic will help you better understand how and why your career is progressing the way it is. It definitely has an impact. So let’s un-pack this power coupling of the agent and the casting director!
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October 22, 2020
The title says it all. There is no time like the present to take a look at the choices you are making about your acting career. Jeffrey gives you 10 Do-able, practical ways you can re-ignite your passion and move ahead with your goals. Really! We would love it if you could like, subscribe and share this episode with a fellow actor and tell them all about, "Casting Actors Cast"!
October 16, 2020
Do you have it? You know, the "it" factor. That special quality that people are drawn to. Call it, star power, magnetic personality, presence or charisma. Many actors possess this unique gift which is what contributes to their success. Jeffrey takes this subject on and tries to explain how this is something you might already have or something that is a waste of time thinking about. A different kind of episode. One that is sure to get you thinking! Please consider a visit to the website www.castingactorscast.com and find out why actors are jumping in to this talent pool!
October 8, 2020
Understanding the relationship between the actor and their agent is really valuable whether you are seeking representation or currently working with an agent (or Manager). Many assumptions about how it works can lead to confusion and frustration. Jeffrey gives you some tips, hints and guidance that will help you navigate with confidence. We would love it if you could like, share, review, subscribe anything to help us get the word out about Casting Actors Cast!
October 1, 2020
It's said that more than half of good acting is good listening. What does that really mean? Jeffrey offers insight into breaking down the ways you can react truthfully in a scene or audition. You'll find out how you can make your work stand out and grow your confidence in the audition or on the set! Hey! It's about Listening....
September 24, 2020
This episode shares ways to manage your time as a creative person. Not setting goals but putting your professional life into modules that make sense for you. Jeffrey makes the case for structure without feeling trapped by circumstance. This may be advice worth listening to because he's been there! Your "like", review, or being a subscriber will go a long way toward growing this amazing community! Jump in...the water's fine!
September 17, 2020
Find out the most common mistakes actors make when editing their video auditions. Jeffrey will point out what can make your video submissions stand out! Specific information about good slates, basic editing and practical ways to look your best will be covered. Please like, share and review this episode to do your part and grow this podio! (podcast video).
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September 10, 2020
Jeffrey takes on three myths and three common mistakes actors make when it comes to classes. You might be considering college acting classes, professional training or lessons for the fun of it. Regardless of what you are seeking, addressing these issues will only help you become better! Please support Casting Actors Cast any way you can! Telling others about this podio (podcast video) will go a long way to continuing the conversation--Thanks!
September 3, 2020
When submitting yourself for a project, what kind of response do you get? Jeffrey shares his experience and gives you the inside scoop on how you can improve your chances of getting an audition appointment. Stay tuned to the end to get an extra bonus tip. Practical, important information you need to move ahead! Please share this with your friends and tell them about, Casting Actors Cast!
August 27, 2020
What makes an actor successful? Are there traits, behaviors and choices that you can incorporate into your own journey as an actor? Jeffrey shares several concepts and pulls apart the myths about what success really means. Please share this episode. We would love to grow this channel and can only do it with your help. Also, our YouTube channel could use some of your actor love as we continue to provide relevant content for your journey as a successful actor.
Thank you so much!
August 20, 2020
"So...Tell us a little about yourself", is a question everyone seems unprepared for in an audition. Let's find out why! How do you share something about yourself that will elevate perceptions and help you land the job? Jeffrey helps you navigate this question and offers some insight on the reasons why these questions are important. Please subscribe to the YouTube channel and leave a review. It really helps us spread the word!
August 13, 2020
Can you hear it? It's starting to happen! It's the sound of theatre and film production beginning to start up. Jeffrey shares some recent experiences with a stage production he just attended and with casting two feature films underway. It's a positive message with you in mind. Don't forget to checkout the YouTube channel and website...castingactorscast.com
August 6, 2020
Time to pull back the curtain and really find out how to do your best work! Acting secrets revealed is a no nonsense discussion about auditions and script analysis that will set you apart! Jeffrey opens up about over thinking, over working and, not trusting your choices. C'mon and celebrate over 30 thousand downloads of this "Podio"...podcast video with Jeffrey!
July 30, 2020
When you "frame your shot" you know to make sure you are in good camera position. Headroom, Eye line and distance from the lens are all important decisions. As a metaphor, frame your shot has to do with looking at your career with a different point of view and re-think your aspirations. Both literal and metaphorical points of view are brought to life with Jeffrey in this episode. Practical, insightful and important information for everyone trying to make sense of it all! Please check out the YouTube channell and consider being a subscriber, leaving a review and supporting this podcast.
July 23, 2020
This week, Jeffrey answers listener/viewer questions about acting and the business of show. Make sure you subscribe and check out the YouTube channel. This podcast is all about trying to offer solid advice with an easy conversational approach...and some fun! Help spread the word. Over 30 thousand downloads and counting, thanks to you!
July 16, 2020
How do you deal with the constant barrage of awful news and challenging politics? How do you justify your dream of having an acting career with Covid 19 around you? Don't you just hate it when someone tells you to just, "Lighten up!"? Jeffrey takes on these questions and more in this episode. Please check us out on the website
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July 9, 2020
Your authentic self is a foundation for any character you are playing. Jeffrey explores the many facets of "your story" and your character's "story" in this insightful episode. Grow into the actor you want to become by learning how you work! You're going to love this....Thanks for checking us out on YouTube and visiting www.castingactorscast.com for more (and a free book!)
July 2, 2020
We take a "second look" in the form of a comment from a viewer/listener about last week's podcast on Resilience. Next a second look refers to some tips and suggestion about a callback for theatre, film and television from Jeffrey. A really thoughtful exploration on what it means to have a "second Look"! Please like, share and subscribe and show your support.