Unexpected Learning

By Kate Foy

In the course of their careers, actors get to experience a wonderfully eclectic range of characters and human behaviors.  We investigate the way people think and act, and have the often-daunting task of giving life to a character who seems light years away from our own understanding and experience of life.

Notes on the freelance life: voice work

By Kate Foy

Yesterday was hardly typical, and it was memorable for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I had three freelance jobs that took me cross-town a couple of times through pouring rain and crazy traffic; Brisbane doesn’t respond well to the wet. The second was a confirmation (if I needed it) at day’s end that the business…

Quote of the Day: on the actor’s preparation

By Kate Foy

Read the whole article from Andrew Utter at the Mother of Invention Acting School blog.  The post is a review of a new book on acting by Howard Fine: Fine on Acting – A Vision of the Craft. * “Your central responsibility as actors is to affect and to be affected by, that is your…

Line please …

By Kate Foy

A delightful little movie blooper reel out of the 1936 movie archives. Nothing much changes … not even the way actors react to a lines breakdown. Enjoy!

Lines-learning just got cooler: another tool for iPhone toting actors

By Kate Foy

  I’m not all that keen on the name of this handy little iPhone app: ‘Hollywood Helper – Broadway Buddy’ – yuk!   ‘Lines Coach’ is plain, but it might well have served for an application that helps you to learn lines without your script, and which also understands how most actors work with pencil…