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Inside Acting is a weekly podcast featuring in depth, unbiased interviews with industry professionals of all callings.

Episodes

Episode 259: Tony Horton (Redux – Part 2)  

In Episode 259, Trev offers his thoughts in response to a listener question about branding focus before sharing Part 2 of an encore interview series with P90X-creator Tony Horton. Hear why Tony thinks “fame is lame,” why all work and life should be expression of gratitude and service, and how getting to the top of your game is hard, staying there is harder, but coming down? Super easy. Total running time: 44:11.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* Rapid Reelz – www.rapidreelz.com
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 258: Tony Horton (Redux – Part 1)  

In Episode 258, Trev highlights some upcoming Membership perks, as well as shares how he handles the “lowest lows” of the journey in response to a listener question. Then: amidst the calorie-stuffed, time-crunched holidays, a timely encore interview series with none other than P90X-creator Tony Horton.

Tony got his start as a no-name actor with “zero prospects.” From subsisting on cheerios and yogurt as a street mime in Santa Monica, to the early acting class that left him sobbing on the floor, to the sobering feedback he got from agent—the feedback that ultimately put him on the path to becoming a celebrity trainer—this first part of our conversation with Tony Horton will remind you that nothing is impossible. Total running time: 48:28.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 258: Tony Horton (Redux—Part 1)  

In Episode 258, Trev highlights some upcoming Membership perks, as well as shares how he handles the “lowest lows” of the journey in response to a listener question. Then: amidst the calorie-stuffed, time-crunched holidays, a timely encore interview series with none other than P90X-creator Tony Horton.

Tony got his start as a no-name actor with “zero prospects.” From subsisting on cheerios and yogurt as a street mime in Santa Monica, to the early acting class that left him sobbing on the floor, to the sobering feedback he got from agent—the feedback that ultimately put him on the path to becoming a celebrity trainer—this first part of our conversation with Tony Horton will remind you that nothing is impossible. Total running time: 48:28.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 257: Tessie Tracy (Part 3)  

feelings before jumping into the third and final part of Trev’s conversation with eating psychology coach, wellness advocate, and spoken-word poet Tessie Tracy.

In Part 3, Tessie shares her final three principles of self-love, what “VACT” stands for, and how and why standing powerfully in your unique authenticity, sex appeal, and infinitely cast-able self—amidst constant pressure from an industry that quite often hires actors based on looks first—is an inside job. Total running time: 59:29.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 256: Tessie Tracy (Part 2)  

In Episode 256, AJ rejoins Trev to chat about #successfulpersonproblems, and the guys respond to a listener voicemail about the “punctuation walk” (awesome) and whether or not it’s possible to separate an artist’s work from their personal ideologies.
Then Trev sits down for Part 2 of his chat with eating psychology coach, wellness advocate, and spoken-word poet Tessie Tracy to talk about go deeper into what drives our body image and behavior—as well some personal sharing about their own food and fitness journeys. Tessie also shares the first four steps of her seven step process for identifying, connecting with, and ultimately overcoming self-love obstacles. Total running time: 1:05:06.

Episode 255: Tessie Tracy (Part 1)  

In Episode 255, Trev sits down for Part 1 of his conversation with eating psychology coach, wellness advocate, and spoken-word poet Tessie Tracy. They kick off the conversation about body image—especially as it pertains to performers and hopefuls in the entertainment industry, chatting about Tessie’s journey as an athlete with a potentially fatal heart condition, how she used that condition to choose out of the ‘comparison’ game,  and how she fuses her creativity and her fitness—and why that fusion creates both intimacy and opportunity in her professional life. Total running time: 36:18.

Episode 254: Marie Hsiao (Part 2)  

In Episode 254, Trev sits down for the second half of his interview with DIY independent musician-producer Marie Hsiao to round out their conversation about her journey, her process, her favorite tools, and more.
Highlights: * her foray into composing music for video games * having her work featured in TV shows and commercials * the challenges and blessings of collaborating and performing as an introvert

Episode 253: Marie Hsaio (Part 1)  

In Episode 253, AJ catches us up on his understudy role before he and Trev respond to a series of (now rescinded) Wells Fargo ads belittling artistic careers—as well sharing a listener comment about how process is the goal, not product.
Then Trev sits down for Part 1 of his chat with Marie Hsaio — a DIY independent musician who has self-produced 3 albums, made countless music videos, has had several of her songs placed in TV shows and commercials, and has built a YouTube community of fans almost 90,000 strong. In Part 1, Mree shares he creative process, the technology she leverages, and why both artist dates and having a bias for action are key to her continued success. Total running time: 59:32.

Episode 252: 2016 Q3 Review  

In Episode 252—the final episode of Season 12—Trev and AJ take time to reflect and coach each other on the past 90 days of life, career, and relationships: what worked, what didn’t, and what’s next. From habit formation to deliberate laziness, they cover the “big rocks” of where they’re at in the journeys now. Total running time: 50:47.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from: * VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start

Episode 251: Steve Rohr & Dr. Shirley Impellizzeri (Part 2)  

In Episode 251, Trev and AJ share what’s new in the membership, an exciting upcoming IAP event, and discuss what a mindfulness practice for actors might look like—and how to add it to your toolbox. Then they sit down for Part 2 of their chat with returning superstar guest Steve Rohr and psychologist, author, and executive coach Dr. Shirley Impellizzeri—co-authors of the book Scared Speechless: 9 Ways to Overcome Your Fears and Captivate Your Audience.
The conversation dives deep into the timeless principles that anybody can employ to effectively ‘play the room’ and build immediate rapport with others at social gatherings, the various ways we consciously (and subconsciously) communicate our intentions and truth to others, how to [...]

Episode 250: Steve Rohr & Dr. Shirley Impellizzeri (Part 1)  

In Episode 250, AJ recaps another audition-filled week—including another booking!—and Trev shares some personal news. Then they sit down for the first of a fascinating two-part interview with publicist and popular returning IAP guest Steve Rohr and psychologist Dr. Shirley Impellizzeri to discuss  the book they’ve co-authored: Scared Speechless: 9 Ways to Overcome Your Fears and Captivate Your Audience. The book itself is focused on public speaking, but it’s applications to acting are vast and deep—and that’s exactly why we’re thrilled to share this interview series with you. If you’ve ever wanted to harness the power of your own psychology as an actor to support you in the audition room, on set, or on the red carpet, then this two-parter is a must listen. Total running time: 1:04:48.

Episode 249: Listener Q&A  

In Episode 249, Trev and AJ chat about working on soap operas, AJ’s recent trip to Alaska, and the role of technology in empowering—and distracting—artists. Then they open the mailbag to respond to some long-burning questions from listeners: including the pitfalls and advantages of being pigeon-holed, various “at home” practices for actors, and how to go about finding a class or teacher that’s right for you. Total running time: 47:22.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:

Episode 248: Craig Ballantyne (Part 2)  

In Episode 248, Trev and AJ kick off a somewhat philosophical discussion about the actor / casting director relationship—that is to say, it’s all about collaboration: good actors make casting directors look good. Then they respond to a listener question about staying the course versus diversifying the toolset, before sitting down for Part 2 of their chat with productivity and success transformation coach Craig Ballantyne.
And get ready: there is a TON of actionable wisdom in this interview—including Craig’s 5 Pillars of Success, how and why process goals are an absolutely crucial part of achieving outcome goals, what the “3 C Formula” is and why structure equals freedom, what one of Craig’s typical “perfect days” look l [...]

Episode 247: Craig Ballantyne (Part 1)  

In Episode 247, AJ recaps just how specific and physical his work on NCIS:LA was—and how fun. Then he and Trev offer their thoughts on the whole “art versus money” conundrum, before sitting down for Part 1 of their chat with productivity and success transformation coach Craig Ballantyne.
You guys remember that book called The Perfect Day Formula Trev couldn’t shut up about? Yeah—Craig wrote that.
Craig’s not an actor, or even in the entertainment industry, but the productivity and success principles he’s put together can make a massive differe [...]

Episode 246: Chin Han (Part 2)  

In Episode 246, AJ catches us up on his shoot and some career strategy talk before Trev sits down with actor Chin Han to round out their discussion about his journey—including the eight years of doing what he *thought* would be the rest of his career, and the fortuitous chance he took, at the urging of his family and friends, that changed everything for him. He also shares how he built his own personal support community (and why it’s important to keep it diverse), why type-casting and limitations are something to be celebrated, and why all life is practice. Total running time: 55:51.

Episode 245: Chin Han (Part 1)  

In Episode 245, AJ shares some awesome news – work begets work – and he and Trev chat about some of the ins and outs of joining the union.
Then Trev sits down for Part 1 of his conversation with actor Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence, The Dark Night, Contagion, Marco Polo) to discuss his very unlikely – and synchronous – journey from Singaporean economics student, to regional theatre and TV stardom, to regular working  Hollywood actor with some of the industry’s biggest names. Fear, self-doubt, trusting that we’re enough – it all plays a role, because it’s all part of the process. Total running time: 55:28.
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Episode 244: Sophia Savage (Part 3)  

In Episode 244, Trev and AJ chat about how far to go with ‘physicality’ in auditions, as well as share their thoughts on how to advertise a freelance agent relationship, what it means (or doesn’t mean) to be a ‘late bloomer’ in the industry, and why it’s always smart to pay a commission – even on work they didn’t book for you.
Then Trev sits down for the third and final part of his chat with actress and filmmaker Sophia Savage to dig deeper into her filmmaking process: including what she looks for and values when it comes to assembling a team, how all her films are – basically – her putting herself through film school, timeless wisdom picked up from famed director Werner Herzog, and what she’s up to next. Total runn [...]

Episode 243: Sophia Savage (Part 2)  

In Episode 243, AJ invites us to a new play he’s working on – which spurs a short discussion on the value of DOING the work, as opposed to just LEARNING about the work… and about doing our part as actors to bypass the “mental labor” casting needs to type-ify and hire an actor.
Then Trev picks back up with Part 2 of his in-depth conversation with actress and filmmaker Sophia Savage – chatting about how not being ‘right’ for just about everything gave Sophia permission to start creating her own work, as well as sharing a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into film festival programming (it ain’t always pretty), as well as a look at her patchwork process for putting ideas together – the simple way she fills the well, an [...]

Episode 242: Sophia Savage (Part 1)  

In Episode 242 – a truly historic IAP episode! – Trev delivers on his promise to work on and share his music, while AJ recounts a very busy “actor’s week,” which opens the conversation to the subtle ways we can all be ready so we don’t have to get ready. Then Trev sits down for the first of a 3-part conversation with actress and filmmaker Sophia Savage. In Part 1, they chat about Sophia’s early years in the industry: making the choice to answer the call to move to L.A. to make storytelling her profession, and how her philosophy empowered her to transform adversity into art. Total running time: 49:55.

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Episode 241: 2016 Q2 Review  

In Episode 241, at the 2016 halfway point, Trev and AJ take some time to step back and take stock of the journey – both personally and professionally. As always, the reflection focuses on three simple but powerful questions: what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next. There’s a whole new level of vulnerability here, as well as a few promises made. Total running time: 1:04:52.

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