Where to Find the Best Collections of Regional Dialects and Local Accents
If you’re trying to learn an accent for an acting role, understand an ESL speaker, or just hear some funny British accents, the Internet has a vast wealth of recordings of English spoken in every dialect. You can google any accent and find a relevant YouTube video, but you might want some more quality control, or to specifically hear less camera-conscious speakers.
One Woman, 17 British Accents - Anglophenia Ep 5
Siobhan Thompson performs a tour of the accents of the British Isles - and the celebrities who speak with them! Five lessons to help you do a better British ...
How to Start Your Own Podcast
For many of us, podcasts are a favorite way to get our news or stay entertained while we’re working out, commuting or getting stuff done around the house. Chances are you probably have a favorite (or seven) that you keep up with on a regular basis.
Hear What Your Voice Sounds Like to Others
When I was in college, I got a job as a DJ for our campus radio station. Over Christmas break they played back old shows to fill the time, and one morning I managed to actually tune into myself on the radio. It took me a few moments to realize that the person talking was me, and my first thought was a surprised “Oh no, do I really sound like that?”
How to Change Your Voice to Sound More Confident
We all know that being seen as confident, but not cocky, at work can have a positive effect on our careers. From one-on-one meeting with your boss to giving a presentation to the whole team, your voice is one of the most important parts of project confidence. Here’s how to adjust your voice so that how you say something has as much impact as what you say:
How Insecure Properly Lights Black Actors
For decades, photo and video equipment was designed and tested with only white subjects in mind. Lighting darker skin tones takes a different approach than lighting pale ones. Ava Berkofsky, director of photography on HBO’s Insecure, tells Mic how her team beautifully lights the show’s black actors, and Mic reporter Xavier Harding demonstrates some of the techniques below.
How to Market Yourself as an Actor
Here’s how to market yourself as an actor—including best practices for social media, websites, media toolkits, and tips for how to build a personal brand.
How to Lose an Accent, According to a Dialect Coach
Actor and voice coach Amy Jo Jackson has consulted on productions of Venus in Fur, Henry IV, and the Broadway production of Kinky Boots. An experienced actor herself, whose credits include The Laramie Project, Into the Woods, Twelfth Night, and The Rocky Horror Show, Jackson teaches actors and non-actors how to reduce unwanted accents or gain desired ones. We talked to her about her process, the challenge of increasing intelligibility without devaluing diverse dialects and heritage, and…
Creative therapy: Types, benefits, and more
Creative therapy uses art-based activities to help treat emotional and mental health conditions. Learn more about creative therapy here.
The birth of 'Hamilton,' told by the man who was in the room where it happened
Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, shares in his own words his memories of "Hamilton's" evolution from a 4-minute pop song to an Off-Broadway sensation and more.
SNL's Hand-Written Cue Cards Are a Good Hack
Hey, I love a teleprompter. I wrote about how good teleprompters are just two hours ago. But SNL doesn’t use them; they use cue cards, as they love to point out now and then in meta sketches. And they show their cue card process in the video above, which is way more fun than the thumbnail implies.
Victorian Theatre Trap: The Corsican Trap at the Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man
The stage machinery in the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas in the Isle of Man is amongst the most complete and unusual in any theatre in the world. Built at the end of…