SAG-AFTRA Nevada Local Conservatory Report 2017

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SAG-AFTRA Nevada Local Conservatory Report 2017

By Kim Renee
Conservatory Committee Chair

Here’s a recap of the great conservatory events presented by the local this past six months:

Using Social Media in Your Acting Business  

Using Social Media in Your Acting Business – Ryan Walker, June 11

Topics included:

• How to fine-tune your fan base. Post updates at least three times per week.

• How to interact with fans. Keep it short and nice, with a caution on not being “too nice,” and keep it professional.  

How to Make a Website workshop

How to Make a Website – Chris Rogers, July 23

Key takeaways:

• Basic website design criteria and costs associated with owning a domain.

• Using advanced features and tips on photos and content layout.

• How to maximize your search engine hits.

Self-taping workshop

Self-Taping – Tim Powell, Aug. 27

Discussed were the following:

• Lighting, backdrop and camera techniques.  

• How to best utilize your smartphone when self-taping.

• How to make the most of your out-of-state, self-taped audition.

• How to make a quality self-tape on a budget and the benefits of submitting video, both local and out-of-town.

Be Ready When the Time Comes workshop 

Be Ready When the Time Comes – Rusty Meyers, Sept. 30

Discussion included:

• How to give a good audition.

• How to stand out, get noticed and increase your odds of getting the job.

• The advantages of being ready to offer something different.

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