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Tag: Modeling

I Stopped Thanking Veterans on Memorial Day

May 29, 2017 0 Comments

This year I decided to stop thanking veterans for their service on Memorial Day. This is something I typically do throughout the year, but my mind changed after talking with my father. My dad is a World War II veteran who spent 2 years on a ship in the Pacific. When I was a kid, […]

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Making Money While Pursuing Your Acting and Modeling Career

May 21, 2017 0 Comments
Making Money While Pursuing Your Acting and Modeling Career

  Becoming an actor and/or model is hard. Supporting yourself while you pursue your dreams of becoming an actor and/or model is even tougher. In this blog, I’ll share how you can find survival jobs so you can earn money for living expenses while you are auditioning and attending go-sees.   Over my 30+ year career as a […]

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Can Your Clothes Make or Break an Audition?

May 2, 2017 0 Comments

When you get the opportunity to audition for a TV commercial, feature film, TV show or even an industrial film or to attend a go-see for a modeling job, what clothing should you wear? There are two philosophies surrounding wardrobe and auditions. In this article, you will hear two different opinions and then Aaron shares his personal views in the article.

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip: Don’t Get Dropped By Your Agent – Try This

April 5, 2017 3 Comments

There are a number of reasons why agents decide to drop their actors or models. Sometimes it is because they are not booking any jobs. Sometimes it is due to being unprofessional, showing up late for go-sees or bookings, or not being prepared when arriving on a set. Another reason is because the agent was angry […]

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3 Ways of Doubling Your Chances of Booking a Modeling Job

March 23, 2017 0 Comments

3 Ways of Doubling Your Chances of Booking a Modeling Job Written for BackStage By Aaron Marcus   If you have never attended a modeling go-see, let me first give you some background information about what takes place at the model’s audition (go-see), before explaining how you can increase your chances of getting booked. A […]

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What Actors and Models Need to Do When Work is Slow

March 21, 2017 4 Comments

Here is an article that I wrote for BackStage. Some actors talk a great game about how busy they are. They say they’re constantly auditioning and booking. If that’s true, then it’s wonderful. But from my own experience—as well as my peers—we all have periods where auditions and jobs are scarce. It’s the nature of our […]

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Acting & Modeling Quick Tip: You Need to Do This With Your Agent

February 22, 2017 0 Comments

There are times when actors and models need to do some uncomfortable things with their agent. This is especially true when it comes to auditions or go-sees. When you watch this vlog, you will see that this is an essential time to do this with your agent.  Actors and models always need to stand up […]

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What Type of Wardrobe Should You Wear to Your Go-See

January 20, 2017 2 Comments

A frequent question that actors and models ask me is what they should wear when attending a go-see. A go-see is the term used for the model’s audition. Typically, the model will have two or three photos taken. It happens very quickly. Having the right wardrobe and looking the part is something I feel is […]

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Practice This Technique and Your Photos Will Get Noticed

January 20, 2017 0 Comments

Many actors and models have told me how it can be hard for them to show believable expressions and many layers of emotions during a modeling job or while attending a go-see. It is difficult for them because they are not saying any lines. I have had many actors and models tell me that they […]

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Didn’t Book the Job? Do this.

December 26, 2016 0 Comments

Have you ever attended an audition or go-see and really wanted to book the job? Then, unfortunately, you find out that you did not get the role. Many people will tell you that it is so important to let every audition go, and just move on to the next one. That is great advice, but, […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – The #1 Question You Need to Ask at Every Go-See

December 23, 2016 0 Comments

When an actor or model is attending a go-see, there is one question that you absolutely need to ask if you really want to give yourself your best chance in booking the job. By not asking this question, you are making it really hard to be cast in the project. Share with others what strategies […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Even When the Character Description is Not Right For You, Sometimes You Should Still Audition

September 13, 2016 4 Comments

There are times when you see the character description for a project and you immediately think that this is not right for you. If the character itself seems right, sometimes you should still consider submitting yourself. If you have ever submitted or booked a job that did not seem right for you, leave a comment […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick – Don’t Make the Mistake I Made That Cost Me $2,000

August 31, 2016 0 Comments

I made this mistake around 25 years ago. It was an incredibly painful experience, but was an incredible learning experience. I am sharing it with you in this Vlog. Let me and others know about any mistakes you made that you learned from. Share it on my www.facebook.com/howtomodel page or post it here.

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – You Need to do This When Work is Slow

August 23, 2016 4 Comments

When you are finding that you are getting few acting or modeling auditions, go-sees or jobs, here is what you need to do. If you have found success when work is slow, please share your suggestions with others at the bottom of the Vlog and on my www.facebook.com/howtomodel page.

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – This is When You Need to Turn the Job Down

August 15, 2016 2 Comments

There are times when it is essential that you say no to a job. I know that is a very hard thing to do. Watch this video and see why I said no to this job. This is the 3rd time in my 30 – plus year career I have turned down a job. Share […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip on How to Market Yourself and Get Bookings

August 15, 2016 0 Comments

Here is a great acting and modeling Quick Tip that will help you market yourself and get acting and modeling work. If you have any marketing suggestions for actors and models share them here.

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Not Working Can Be Great For Your Career

August 9, 2016 0 Comments

I can’t believe it has been almost 3 weeks since I last sent you an Acting and Modeling Quick Tip. I don’t think I have ever had that long of a stretch of not sending you updated info. However, there was a good reason for the delay. Getting the opportunity  to be completely out of […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Always Do This When Submitting a JPEG

July 5, 2016 8 Comments

Whenever you are submitting a JPEG for either acting or modeling, always use this tip. Share your information with others below. Do you have any interesting tips that will help actors and or models when submitting their images?

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How to Use Your Acting Skills and Book Modeling Jobs

June 21, 2016 2 Comments

When I first got started in the industry, in 1984, I had no idea that there was such a thing as commercial modeling. When I heard the word model, I immediately thought of supermodels walking down runways. Learning about commercial modeling has changed my career and life.  What is Commercial Modeling? Let me first quickly […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Try This if You Are Not Paid For a Job

June 15, 2016 2 Comments

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