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How To : Talk like a pirate

Impress your friends and neighbors by learning how to speak with an authentic pirate accent. Also included are pirate grammar and vocabulary. Practice hard enough and you should be ready for September 19th (International Talk Like a Pirate Day)!

How To : Change Your Voice from Male to Female

This sequence of instructional videos provides a near comprehensive lesson on how you can change your voice from that of a male to that of a female. This video series is aimed at aiding transgender individuals, but is also useful for people who want to learn to do really great ...more

How To : Fake shooting a person with a gun for film

Adam from Chemical Reaction wants to show you a little movie magic. This video tutorial will show you how to fake shooting a person with a gun for your homemade film. If you really want to make it look real, get the most real prop gun you can get, but don't use a real handgun. ...more

How To : Do basic mime skills

Teri Lynne shows us how to do basic mime in this series of videos. Do basic mime skills - Part 1 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do basic mime skills - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do basic mime skills - Par ...more

How To : Sound Like a Biological Woman When Speaking

In this tutorial, we learn how to sound like a biological woman while speaking. There are many different techniques to help you speak like a woman, including going into falsetto. This isn't about getting the sound, it's about learning how to not speak with resonance. You want ...more

How To : Impersonate Christopher Walken

One of my longest videos to date, but well worth it if you have half an hour to kill. This is to thank you all for putting up with me until now what with the voices and poetry and secrecy of my real voice and all. ...Is it just me, or do I look better with the glasses on?

How To : Boffer sword fight with speed tactics

The Knights of Gray brings you this video tutorial on how to boffer sword fight with speed tactics. Yes, that means being super fast for LARPing. Live action role-playing doesn't get much better than this. Learn the techniques of fast boffer weapon fighting! This is just the ...more

How To : Perform popular mime routines

Without light, the Mimeans became very pale, and without possessions they were forced to interact with imaginary objects and play with imaginary toys. In this series Mark Wenzel shows you how to perform popular mime routines. Part 1 of 8 - How to Perform popular mime routines. ...more

How To : Cry convincingly on stage

Knowing a few tricks of the trade will help you cry at the drop of a hat. You Will Need: * A sad memory * Discipline not to blink * A bright light * Peppermint oil * Oil of Olbas * A tear stick Step 1: Think of something sad Before relying on any gimmicks, test your acting ...more

How To : Boffer sword fight with a spear and staff

Okay, you've mastered the boffer sword and the boffer sphere. Now what? Perhaps a boffer staff? The Knights of Gray teach you how to fight in a LARP even with this boffer staff weapon, right here in this video tutorial. So, fellow LARPing fighter, learn the strikes and the ...more

How To : Do mime illusions

In this series Mark Wenzel shows us how to perform popular mime illusions. Part 1 of 7 - How to Do mime illusions. Do mime illusions - Part 2 of 7. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do mime illusions - Part 3 of 7. Click through to watch this video on expe ...more

How To : Speak with a British accent

Interested in having a convincing British dialect? Learn how to speak with a British accent in this free entertainment video series. Part 1 of 28 - How to Speak with a British accent. Speak with a British accent - Part 2 of 28. Click through to watch this video on expertvillag ...more

How To : Get some mime practice exercise

Mark Wenzel pioneered the concept of mime performances at theme parks, becoming the resident mime at Sea World of San Diego, where he entertained more than a million visitors a year for eight years. Now he trains mimes for all of Sea World's aquatic parks. He shows you some pr ...more

How To : Join a theater group

As Shakespeare said, "All the world’s a stage" – step on up and play your part! You Will Need * A role to play * A computer with internet access * A local newspaper * Good communication skills * A team player attitude Step 1: Determine what role you’d like to play Determine w ...more

How To : Speak in a New York dialect

Who doesn't want to be able to speak like a New Yorker? Whether for acting, comedy or impressing your friends and family, speaking in a New York dialect will provide you with hours of entertainment. Learn how to speak in a New York dialect in this free video series from commun ...more

How To : Be a funny clown

Want to be a funny clown? Learn how to use costumes, makeup, props, musical instruments, acrobatics, balloon making and more to make your clown routine entertaining and funny in this free educational video series on how to be a clown. Part 1 of 23 - How to Be a funny clown. Be ...more

How To : Be Amazing at Improv Acting

Have you ever seen Whose Line Is It Anyway? Many people enjoy watching this show, where they can see people do comedy off the top of their heads. There's no prior thought involved and it can be a lot of fun to participate in. What is improv? Improv, which stands for improvi ...more

How To : Project your voice on stage

Theater acting is a fun and creative art form but it can be difficult to project your voice loud enough for the audience to hear if you are use to speaking softly. With a few exercises and practice anyone can have a booming voice. You may be the greatest actor or speaker in t ...more

How To : Nail the cold script reading at an audition

Cold readings are the toughest parts of many acting auditions. Having to act a script you've never seen before convincingly is key to you getting the part. This video will give you some tips for nailing your next cold reading and wowing the casting directors.

How To : Take a great headshot that will get your acting roles

If you're an aspiring actor, your headshot is a vital part of your arsenal. It is the first thing that most casting agents will see, so it has to be perfect. This video will give you tips for getting the heashot you want, the one that will get you your big break!

How To : Perform your own one-man show

Talent show or theater audition coming up? Want to improve your street performance techniques? Looking to impress your friends and family by performing alone? A one-man show might be intimidating, but putting on a good performance isn't that hard!

How To : Become a film or theatre actor

So, you wanna be an actor? It's not as easy as you may think. Check out this four part tutorial from Josa Maule, director of the Montreal School of Performing Arts, and learn everything you need to know to become a successful thespian. Josa takes you through all of the necessa ...more

How To : Make a great audition tape for a reality show

So you want to be a reality TV star. The first step? Wow the producers with an awesome audition tape. You Will Need * A ruthless self-appraisal * Discipline Step 1: Know the show Step 2: Follow instructions Step 3: Be seen and heard Step 4: Don’t bury the lead Step 5: Focus ...more

How To : Boffer sword fight with duel wielding

Duel boffer sword wielding! It's twice as defensive, twice as offensive, and twice as aggressive. The Knights of Gray brings you this video tutorial on how to boffer sword fight with duel wielding. Yes, that means two swords, and using them at the same time during your LARPin ...more

How To : Get yourself an agent in Los Angeles

In this video, producer and actress Kathleen Cooke, offers advice on how to find a fantastic agent in LA. You won't find much success in Hollywood without representation, so listen to Kathleen's advice and make sure you choose the right one and how to impress them so that they ...more

How To : Find yourself an acting mentor in Los Angeles

One of the most significant ingredients that there can be in a young actor's career. Mentoring helps you make great, smart decisions. If you have a mentor, or someone who has been through the same experience before, you will learn so much more and be better prepared to face li ...more

How To : Sign up for the right acting classes in Hollywood

There are many different acting classes available in Los Angeles, so how do you know if you are taking the right type? Don't get stuck with a bad teacher, or learning the wrong method for your chosen field. This tutorial, hosted by actor Shaun Pilkington, will walk you through ...more

How To : Ace an acting audition for a film

Acting auditions are stressful, and are different depending on what type of project you are trying out for. In this tutorial, get tips from working actors on how to audition for a film or TV show. Learn how to work the camera, emote, and read your lines the way casting directo ...more

How To : Audition for the Disney Channel

Are you a young aspiring actress? A triple threat? Many top singers and entertainers today got their start on the Disney Channel. In this video, learn how to get that audition with the Disney Channel... Who knows, it could be your big break! You Will Need: • Acting, singing, ...more

She was born a He : How to speak like a Man or Woman

Since Oprah has introduced the Pregnant Man, awareness and recognition of transgenderism has grown. Kandi here shows us one popular transition: from male to female. She's created a library of thorough voice lessons geared to the transgender community, but are in no way limite ...more

How To : Impress a casting director

If you want to make it as an actor, you’ll need to get the parts. So the first step on the road to fame is impressing the casting director. You Will Need * A cover letter * A resume * A headshot * Your acting reel * Custom stationery (optional) * A mini headshot postcard (op ...more

How To : Become a performance artist

Performance art is conceptual, usually visual art that involves bringing a concept to an audience. Learn to be a performance artist in this free conceptual art video. Part 1 of 20 - How to Become a performance artist. Become a performance artist - Part 2 of 20. Click through t ...more

How To : Do improv warm ups

Struggling with improvisational skills? Looking for some helpful tips and exercises to improve your improv? Learn more than 30 improv warm-ups from a professional instructor in this free arts and entertainment video series. Part 1 of 38 - How to Do improv warm ups. Do improv w ...more

How To : Analyze a monologue

Monologues are important to any acting career. Get tips for rehearsing your monologue in this free video clip from a professional theater director. Analyze a monologue - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Analyze a monologue - Part 2 of 15. Cl ...more

How To : Play improv games

What are some improv games for practicing or improv class? Learn how to play improv games in this free video on theatre acting. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play improv games. Play improv games - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Play improv games - ...more

How To : Boffer sword fight, after learning about boffers

Okay, you're ready to go out and kick some serious ass with you boffer? But wait... you don't even know what a boffer is? This video tutorial from the Knights of Gray will give you the information to succeed, even if you are a LARPer. A boffer sword is PVC pipe, foam insulat ...more

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