Christie James

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8 Ways for Kids to Stand Out at a Commercial Audition

Lana Veenker, CSA, ICDN, founder and president of Cast Iron Studios, shares these eight tips on how kids can standout at commercial auditions. …

Kids

How Technology is Changing What It Means to be Human

<b>How is technology challenging our conception of what it means to be human? What does tomorrow hold for our internal lives?</b><p>I find that many of our …

Creative Writing

Scientists Just Teleported an Object Into Space for the First Time

Scientists have successfully teleported an object from Earth to space for the first time, paving the way for more ambitious and futuristic …

Artificial Intelligence

‘Actor’s Prep’: What It Is + Why It'll Help You Give Your Best Performance

I love that great picture of the unicorn driving an old hippie bus saying, “No time to explain. Get in the van.”<p>To me, that’s what you do when you …

2 Important Commercial Audition Techniques

On-camera solo commercial auditions can often be challenging for many actors. With only a little dialogue there is no time to work into the material. …

The Best Online Gourmet/Specialty Food Shops

Buying gourmet foods online is easy if you know where to look. You can shop a wider selection of products and get the best price. The best meats, …

Can Your Clothes Make or Break an Audition? - Book the Job : Book the Job

Aaron Marcus • May 2, 2017 • 0 Comments<p>Here is an article I wrote for <i>BackStage Publications. You can read the article here or on their site:</i> …

6 Steps to Getting Over Audition Nerves

We have all been there—in the sitting area, waiting to go in for the big audition, mind racing, hands sweating, obsessively reading over our sides, …

How to Be More Confident in the Audition Room

Even for the most seasoned actor, the audition room can be a nerve-racking space. The key is to not let it show. That’s where insight from vocal and …

How To Self Tape

We love self-taping, we think it’s win-win for all parties involved.<p>For actors it gives them an opportunity to audition if they are on location or …

How to Be Present in the Casting Room

I just watched some dailies of a pilot we recently cast and was thunderstruck with an obvious but powerful realization: The cast’s work was so …

Employee Engagement

10 MORE Audition Tips for Actors

One of the most popular posts in Producer Perspective history was my “10 Audition Tips for Actors” from back in aught eight. So, following the old …

5 Ways Acting Showreels Have Changed

What most screen actors now realise is that a showreel is integral to their careers. But too many are making the kind of reels that became extinct …

10 Audition Tips for Actors.

Sitting on the other side of the table is something that every actor should do. It’s incredibly educational and inspirational, because frankly, you …

STEM is great, but here's why an English degree might be a smarter bet

The best way to keep ahead of AI-driven automation is to become a more thoughtful human.<p>Three years ago, I wrote that every tech company needs an …

The 50 Best New Travel Apps for 2017

Choosing the right app can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there. So we’ve combed through dozens of the latest travel …

Brazil

A New Form of Stem-Cell Engineering Raises Ethical Questions

As biological research races forward, ethical quandaries are piling up. In a report published Tuesday in the journal eLife, researchers at Harvard Medical School said it was time to ponder a startling new prospect: synthetic embryos.<p>In recent years, scientists have moved beyond in vitro …

Manifestos and Monopolies

It is certainly possible that, as per recent speculation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to run for President. It is also possible that …

Brain decoder can eavesdrop on your inner voice

TALKING to yourself used to be a strictly private pastime. That’s no longer the case – researchers have eavesdropped on our internal monologue for …

The Brain

Mindreading software could eavesdrop on your secret inner voice

• <b>System can decode brain activity that creates the 'voice in our head'</b>• <b><br>Can learn to translate this into words</b>• <b><br>could give a voice to the 'locked …

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

Any company can aggregate and purchase big data, but Cambridge Analytica has developed a model to translate that data into a personality profile used …

Cambridge Analytica

How Universal Basic Income Will Save Us From the Robot Uprising

Robots are poised to eliminate millions of jobs over the coming decades. We have to address the coming epidemic of "technological unemployment" if …

SpaceX’s self-landing rocket is a flying robot that’s great at math

What you’re seeing in the video above is a 40 meter tall SpaceX rocket booster, weighing more than 20 tons, fly itself back to Earth from space and land precisely on a target at Cape Canaveral.<p>What you may be wondering is, how did it do that?<p>The first thing to know is that a rocket booster is in …

Space Travel

The Post-Human World

A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari<p>Famine, plague, and war. These have been the three scourges of human history. But today, people in most countries are more likely to die from eating too much rather than too little, more likely …

Singularity

A Wall Street performance coach who's consulted on Showtime's 'Billions' outlines 5 truths of human behavior all her clients must face

Wall Street is full of investors and traders with big egos, and Denise Shull sees them at their most vulnerable.<p>She's the founder of the ReThink Group, a performance coaching group that specializes in clients on Wall Street. She's also one of the inspirations for Wendy Rhoades, the in-house …

Psychology

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

How playing Wittgensteinian language-games can set us free

We live out our lives amid a world of language, in which we use words to do things. Ordinarily we don’t notice this; we just get on with it. But the …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

10 tips for achieving more with fewer resources, from the new book Stretch

Rice University management professor Scott Sonenshein explains how to use constraints to make your company more creative and adaptable.<p>The dotcom …

Self-improvement

Photographing as a Need

When I first saw Ed van der Elsken’s book “Love on the Left Bank,” I realized I had just met my predecessor. My real predecessor. The feeling was similar to that of meeting a lover, or of finding a brother. Earlier, when I discovered art photography, at the age of nineteen, the artists who really …