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HPK'S BLOG

VO4TA: Ahead

 

Reading ahead is very effective.  

Train your eye to move ahead on the line as you read aloud.  

VO4TA: Away

 

Try this: record yourself reading a simple tag three times in a row.  

 

VO4TA: Perspective

 

Perspective changes everything.

Take my Mom.

 

VO4TA: Ear

 

Ear.  Another abstract concept to discuss in 200 - 300 words.  

 

VO4TA: That "Perfect" Thing - Again

 

More than once I've heard an actor (especially a young one) say to me:  "I just want to get this piece of copy down perfectly."

It's a very "actory" thing to say; that desire to perfect something before moving on to something new.  

 

VO4TA: A Tag

 

Here's a tag. I wrote it.  It's not a very good one.  

"Make your choice today."

VO4TA: My Guy

 

"How's my ‘guy'?"

"What do you think of my ‘guy'?"

"Is this the right 'guy' for the spot?"

 

VO4TA: This is not the SAT

 

When people ask me: “Can I write on this?” I really wonder sometimes...  

 

You're asking me if you can write on the copy.  

 

Can you WRITE on the COPY?

This is NOT the SAT!

VO4TA: No Hitting

 

It's like Kindergarten.  We never hit.

We "choose".  We "emphasize". We "understand".

VO4TA: Paid To Audition

 

ACTOR:  We should get paid to audition.

HPK:  Yeah, that crossed my mind recently.  I don't know why  it did - but I agree with you.  Maybe it's because I've been thinking a lot about "work" lately.  Work as an object. A thing.

But it'll never happen.

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