Raleigh Acting Coach | Quality Actor Training in North Carolina

Five Cardinal Rules to Being an Actorfilm slate

-Having talent doesn’t necessarily mean you will work.  Ever.
-Hard work may pay off.  Or maybe not.
-Sometimes there is loyalty in the business.  Most of the time there isn’t.
-There is no such thing as fair.

The truth is being an actor involves dealing with a lot of forces that are out of your control. You could go to an audition and be the most talented actor there and still not get cast because… you look too much like the lead, you don’t look enough like the lead, you are too pretty, or you look just like the director’s daughter and he got into a fight with his daughter that morning, to name a few.  However, if acting is something that you HAVE to do, then it is important to learn what you can control:

….. Your training, technique, and ability to be prepared for any opportunity that may come your way.

At the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting, we offer private coaching on an individual basis for beginning and professional actors.  Each session is one-on-one and is totally focused on “YOU” being able to deliver professional caliber work.  In an initial session, students will learn:

-the low down on the business of acting
-cold reading
-script analysis (objectives, beats, actions)
-audition etiquette and technique

In each subsequent session, we will continue to add on tools to help the actor feel confident in any audition situation they may find themselves.

Private coaching sessions are offered on an on-going basis at a rate of $50/ hour.

We also offer professional coaching and recording sessions for your audition as well.  If you have an audition you need taped or simply need some additional assistance on, we can help. Rates for audition tapes are as follows:
$45- straight shoot and edit
$65- shoot, edit, plus private coaching on your side

Be ready when opportunity knocks.  Learn what a professional actor really does to WOW a casting director and build a lasting career.  Heather Snow Clark is a professional actor, acting coach, and casting director in the Industry.

Learn the facts on what will book you work and what will not from someone that has a working, intimate knowledge of the Industry.  Most importantly, acting and auditions will become fun because you will know what to do and how to do it causing the fear and tension in your work to evaporate.

Call or email Heather today for more information and to schedule your first lesson.
(919) 247-1587 or HeatherSnowClark@live.com

“Nothing makes me happier than when my students book work!” -Heather Snow Clark

 

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BOGO Discount for Multiple Workshops

At the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting, we believe in preparing actors for success…. at affordable prices. Success occurs by being prepared.  We offer classes and workshops to help actors feel confident in their preparation.  As a special thank you to our valued clients, we are offering a limited time buy one get one deal: register for the headshot workshop and receive 50% OFF a second workshop of your choice (either audition technique or the commercial workshop)

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In order to take advantage of the BUY ONE, GET ONE deal, you must register by FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st.
Headshot Workshop: Friday, August 8th from 4-7pm.  Cost $99.  Spots are available in 20 minute increments BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Students will receive a 20 minute private shoot with the photographer and myself as coach, plus 2 fully edited images for reproduction and a cd of all images from the shoot.
Commercial Workshop: Wednesday, August 6th from 6-8pm.  Cost $75 (50% OFF= $37.50)  Learn all about the business of acting in commercials.  Students will work on-camera and learn everything from what happens before you audition, what you need to get an audition, what you do to prepare for the audition, how to audition, and what to do once you have gotten the job.
Audition Technique Workshop: Wednesday, August 13th from 6-8pm.  Cost $75 (50% OFF= $37.50)  The audition is the job of every actor.  In this workshop, you will learn how to audition for episodic television, sitcoms, soaps, and film.
An actors job is to be ready when opportunity knocks.  It is my job to provide you with the tools to feel confident at every audition and prepared when you do book the role.
Call (919) 247-1587 or email HeatherSnowClark@live.com for more information or to register.
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Audition Technique Workshop and an Audition!

I will be teaching an audition technique workshop with Forest Moon Theater at the Renaissance Center in Wake Forest, NC. This workshop offers children ages 8-15 the opportunity to polish their monologues so they can really shine in future auditions. Participants should come prepared with a memorized one minute dramatic monologue. (Students may bring two monologues to work, if time allows.)

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 8th from 6-8pm. Cost for the workshop is $50 per person. For registration information, please go to Forest Moon Theater’s website at http://www.forestmoontheater.org/audition-technique-workshop-ages-8-15/

Forest Moon Theater is holding auditions for their upcoming production of Helium on July 16th and 17th.  Helium has roles for three younger male actors ages 9-17.  An actor’s job is to be ready when opportunity knocks.  It is my job as an instructor to help you SHINE.

I look forward to working with anyone with a desire to learn and improve their craft.

-Heather Snow Clark
Instructor of Acting/ Dialects

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Students Perform with North Carolina Opera at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

photo 2 (1)We wish to send a BIG congratulations to three of the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting’s students:

Gian, Mia, and Chiara Gibboney

The children performed in La Boheme with the North Carolina Opera at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.  Congratulations Gian, Mia, and Chiara on a FANTASTIC job in the show!  Keep up the good work!

At the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting, nothing makes us happier than seeing our students excel while following their dreams and doing what makes them happy.  Our acting classes for youth include the following:

  • Youth On-Camera Scene Study
  • Acting in Commercials
  • Audition Technique
  • Headshot Workshop

We also offer private coaching for young actors on an on-going basis.

For more information on classes or to register, contact Heather at (919) 247-1587 or by email at HeatherSnowClark@live.com

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Audition Announcement: “Curiosity Cat”

Hello Wonderful Supporters of the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting!

I will be directing “Curiosity Cat” for the Forest Moon Theatre in Wake Forest, NC.  I am looking to fill roles for all ages, 5- adult.
Audition Dates:  Saturday, January 4th 10am-2pm
Sunday, January 5th  2-5pm
Audition Location: Franklin Academy Middle School Theatre
1127 Chalk Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

For more information on the audition and the play, please see the theatre’s website at http://www.forestmoontheater.org/curiosity-cat-audition-information/
I have included a list of audition tips and sample monologues there as well.

This is going to be a fun show for the whole family.  I am so looking forward to being a part of it.  I hope you will come join me in the magic!
-Heather Snow Clark, Director

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Acting & Modeling Agency Scams: The 411

You’ve spent a lot of time watching television shows and movies, looking at magazines, and you think, “I should do that.”  So,  you get your headshot and resume and start submitting to various agents.  Suddenly, you get a phone call!  You are super excited and start day dreaming about Hollywood and a career in front of the camera.

You go for your interview.  The “agent” has you prepare a sample commercial audition and tells you “you have lots of potential, but I feel you need more training.  For ‘X’ amount of money, we can teach you all you need to know.”

Does this story sound familiar?  If so, then you have been the victim of a scam.  This blog is meant to provide folks like you with valuable information as you pursue your acting or modeling career.

Number One: A legitimate talent agent does not get paid unless they get you work.  Their commission from work you book is 10-20%.  If an agent tries to ask you for money upfront, RUN OUT THE DOOR.

Number Two: Keep your headshots current.  Nothing will turn off a casting director more than having an actor walk in for an audition who does not look like their picture.  Headshots should be updated every 1-2 years (or whenever you make a drastic change to your look).

Number Three:  Remember, it is a business of who you know.  Always be friendly and personable to everyone you meet.  Keep a list of contacts in the industry (casting directors, agents, producers, directors, etc) and drop them a postcard now and then to let them know what you’ve been up to.

Hope you have found some of this advice helpful.  For more information on the business of acting, acting classes, or private coaching, contact me at (919) 247-1587 or by email at HeatherSnowClark@live.com.

Thank you, as always, for your support of the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting!

-Heather Snow Clark

 

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Cast Your Vote: Doritos Crash the Superbowl!

Some of the youth on-camera acting students at the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting recently completed a Doritos commercial for the Crash the Superbowl contest as part of their class project.  Please help support their work by taking a few moments out of your day to click on the link below and watch their commercial.  Then, please remember to vote!

https://www.youtube.com/doritos?x=us-en_submissionsphase_9881_

Cast your vote by clicking on the star rating that you feel we deserve.  Thank you so much for your time, consideration, and support of the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting.

For more information on classes, coaching, and audition tapes, contact Heather at (919) 247-1587 or by email at HeatherSnowClark@live.com

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NEW YouTube Channel!

Heather Snow Clark School of Acting would like to acknowledge the talent of the actors that come through our door.  Please view our student demo video for a sample of work created by some of the students at the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting.

Heather Snow Clark School of Acting was created in an effort to provide a place for beginning and experienced actors to have a safe place to develop and hone their craft and technique.  Nothing makes us happier than to see students succeed and excel while doing something they love.

Specializing in acting for the camera, we offer classes in acting, audition technique, commercials, voice-over, dialects, and more.  We offer classes for all ages, K- Adult. Additionally, we provide services for audition tapes and actor demo reels.  Please contact us at (919) 247-1587 or by email at Heather@heathersnowclark.com for more information.

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Premier Acting Coach in Raleigh

Acting, either as a part-time interest or full-time career, has universal appeal.  The vast majority of individuals would rather be in show business than any other business.  Why? Because it’s fun.  It’s exciting.  It’s glamorous.

However, beyond the excitement and glamour, it is also a business.  In order to be successful, you must treat it as a business and be ready when opportunity knocks.  This involves taking classes to hone your technique.

Heather Snow Clark is the premier acting coach in the Raleigh area for on-camera acting. In addition to providing invaluable services for audition tapes and actor reels, she also offers private coaching, dialect instruction, and classes in acting, audition technique, acting in commercials, business of acting, and more.

If acting is what you love to do, then do it… but make sure you are receiving the best training.  Call 919-247-1587 or email Heather@heathersnowclark.com for information on classes and coaching.

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Kids Commercial Workshop

Please enjoy this sample video from the last Kids Commercial Workshop.
http://youtu.be/2uqSes-a8-Q

More on-camera classes and workshops for kids and adults available at www.heathersnowclark.com/schedule

 

 

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