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© 2017 Daniel Dresner Coaching

I believe that everyone deserves pointing in the right direction, no matter where you are in your career and what you can afford.

Below, I post regular resources that I think are helpful. Scroll through them and if you have thoughts or want to point me to something you've found, leave a comment or e-mail me on daniel@danieldresner.com 

 

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October 31, 2017

How do you accomplish the most real, believable and colourful acting?

Meryl Streep
Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.

John Paul Sartre
Acting is a question of absorbing o...

October 31, 2017

"Know thyself" was written on the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Legend tells that the 7 sages of ancient Greece, philosophers, statesmen and lawgivers, who laid the foundation for western culture, gathered in Delphi to inscribe it at the entrance to its...

October 31, 2017

Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Rod Steiger, on separate occasions, were all asked the question, "what's the difference between great actors and good actors?" They all gave the same answer: "For the great actor, it's really happening to him."

On a simple level the answ...

October 31, 2017

Equally as important for an actor as knowing yourself is knowing your type.

You may hate this phrase as you can play many types and it places you in a limited and limiting box and you may especially despise the concept of typecasting.

But surely the casting part o...

October 31, 2017

One of the most frequently sold workshops in town seems to concern what you should or shouldn't do during an audition. The workshop leaders have differing opinions and while the majority may be very useful, many expound cliches and common mis/understandings. Unfortunat...

October 31, 2017

The internet revolutionised the casting process and self taping is propelling it further.

The advantages for the casting director and production company include saving money on hiring rooms, equipment, readers and sushi lunches. But there are also considerable benefit...

October 31, 2017

It's called show business

"Business!" I hear you exclaim.  That's a corporate word, one they use on The Apprentice, along with project manager and strategy! I'm a creative, I don't understand or want to understand business!

But don't stress yourself. Whether you real...

October 31, 2017

Call yourself an actor? How committed are you really?

Success is dependent on effort. - Sophocles


I recently made a decision not to promote myself as an actor any more but to call myself a coach. Of course, when acting work comes my way I will joyfully do it and am lu...

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