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  • I can haz career plz?

    by Chris McGahan, Accelerated Artist Career Coach

    Ya’ll know what a meme is? You should. If you have ever been on Facebook, you’ve seen one. Hell, the internet was built on porn and memes.  BUT DID YOU KNOW, that 

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  • LIFE: An Acting 101 Primer - Acting 101f: Playing the Ending

     By Chris McGahan, Accelerated Artist Career Coach

     

    Ooooeeee, child! It’s fall. That seems like a perfect time of year to talk about the next acting life section: Playing the Ending.  Playing the Ending is when an actor comes onto the playing space already in the emotional state of/or reacting to the world as if  Read More...

  • LIFE: An Acting 101 Primer - Acting 101e: Playing for Laughs

     By Chris McGahan, Accelerated Artist Career Coach

     

    Good comedy takes serious focus. The biggest laughs come from focusing on Objectives (which I touched on more in depth earlier), and NOT from playing “this is the funny bit. You should laugh here!”When you step away from objectives and start telling the audience it’s time to laugh, then you’ve moved into playing for laughs.

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  • LIFE: An Acting 101 Primer- 101d: Objectives

     by Chris McGahan

     

    Nice to see you again! Today we are talking about Objectives and Obstacles. I loosely touched on Objectives a few posts back in Communication, but today we are getting a little deeper in it. In acting,   Read More...

  • Have You Met Chris + Amanda?

     

     
    The career you want is out there. However, your success will always be random and rare until you give yourself a strategy & a plan to achieve it.With Accelerated Coaching, we guarantee you'll shave years off your learning curve. It will motivate you to take action and LAUNCH your career to the next level.

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  • LIFE: An Acting 101 Primer - 101c: Given Circumstances

     

    Welcome back to my Acting/ Life 101 primer.So far, I have talked about Listening and Communication - two basic building blocks of the craft of acting AND having a successful, productive life.This week, I am talking about Given Circumstances.Depending on where you studied, Given circumstances can include a lot of different things, but generally speaking, it is comprised of   Read More...

  • LIFE: An Acting 101 Primer- 101b: Communicating

    By Chris McGahan

     

    Welcome back! This is part 2 of a series of articles focused around the fundamentals of business success and how, at their core, they are the same skills that we learned in Intro to Acting classes.101a was Listening. Because a huge part of communication IS listening I would recommend starting there before moving forwards with this article.Now that we are hearing deeply and fully the world around us, it’s time to communicate our message outwards.In Acting 101, Communic...

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  • LIFE: An Acting 101 Primer- 101a Listening

     By Chris McGahan

    Acting 101a:  Listening

    You know, I have been successful in a lot of avenues in my life. I have been an actor, a producer, a director, an artistic director, and a writer. I have been an athlete. I have been a world traveler. I have been a dancer and a business analyst and am now a coach. I mean,

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  • Fandom and Brandom-Cheering in your Colors

     By Chris McGahan

     

    Hey there sports fans! If you’re like me, you grew up in a state that didn’t have any professional sports teams, and so your loyalties sort of blew in the wind, depending on what teams from other states were doing well that year. Or maybe you like to pick perennial losers because people are less likely to accuse you of being a fair-weather fan.

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  • Don’t be a Clickhole

     By Chris McGahan

     

    Ah, the new year….That bright and shiny time when everything seems possible and the world is your oyster. So you’re geared up, ready to go, and you sit down at your computer to accomplish all of those things you need to have done online to conquer Hollywood, New York or wherever you may be! And then twenty minutes or two hours later realize that you have done nothing productive at all, but are finally caught up on all the cat videos the internet can offer. You’re suffering ...  Read More...

  • Yes's and No's (Part 2): Picking some yes's

    By Chris McGahan

     

    Welcome back and Happy Almost New Year! Last time I talked about letting go of the pile of NO we accumulate daily. So, now that you have shed that, how do you work those yeses? That’s a great question, and I am so glad you asked it! 1.   Read More...

  • Yes’s and No’s (Part 1): “NO”ing your passion

     by Chris McGahan

     

    The entertainment industry is a business of “No’s” and “Not Yets.” Until it’s not, you know?
    When I was younger, I was terrified of going after the things I wanted. A “no” from a director about a part I really wanted (or a girl I was really into!!) seemed like it was the end of the world. That “no” was going to stop my heart cold, as surely as any heart attack would. And I knew, deep in my soul, that if I didn’t get this part or didn’t make the cut for final callbacks, that it was a sign that I was destined to never, ever, ever, EVER work again, and I should just give it all up and *gulp* get a REAL job.  And yet, here I still am, despite  Read More...

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