Inside Acting

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

Episodes

Episode 266: Michael Balchan (Part 3)  

In Episode 266, Trev and AJ chat about AJ’s new commercial agent—what worked for him during the interview process, and the unique professional approach they’re taking together. Then Trev sits down for Part 3 of his chat with Producer, Executive Coach, and Performance Consultant Michael Balchan to discuss training our brains, life-changing journaling practices, meeting Pope John Paul II, and more. Total running time: 1:03:08.

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 265: Michael Balchan (Part 2)  

In Episode 265, Trev and AJ share their latest revelations from The Artist’s Way, and respond to a listener question about owning your voice (literally). Then Trev sits down for Part 2 of his chat with Producer, Executive Coach, and Performance Consultant Michael Balchan to talk about the power of taking responsibility for *everything,* reconciling our inner dictator with our inner stoic, the subjective and sliding-scale nature of good and evil, and why living a free, open, and generous life is hard-wired. Yeah, we go deep. Get ready. Total running time: 49:56.

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 264: Michael Balchan (Part 1)  

In Episode 264, Trev and AJ share recent epiphanies via The Artist’s Way—including writing, payoffs, and intentions—before Trev sits down for Part 1 of his chat with producer, executive coach, and performance consultant Michael Balchan to talk how he got his start, developed a “never-ending improvement” philosophy, and why mindfulness is more or less the key to everything. Total running time: 41:24.

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 263: Michael Donovan (Part 2)  

In Episode 263, Trev and AJ talk about self-taping for musicals, the you-never-know-ness of commercial work, and respond to a listener question about how to ingratiate yourself with a new company—as well as a few thoughts on how to have a productive coffee date.

Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with prolific L.A.-based theatre casting director Michael Donovan to discuss running The Small Business of You, his take on casting director workshops, and even more tips how to get your head right for your next big meeting. Total running time: 1:08:16.

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 262: Michael Donovan (Part 1)  

Happy New Year! In Episode 262—the first episode of Season 14—Trev and AJ chat about making choices that terrify you, how the way you do one thing is the way you do everything, and about finding the silver lining in endings, transition, and loss. Then they respond to a listener questions about going Fi-Core versus joining SAG-AFTRA before AJ sits down for Part 1 of his chat with prolific L.A. theatre casting director Michael Donovan. Total running time: 1:11:14.

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 261: 2016 Retrospective  

In Episode 261, Trev and AJ reflect on another year under the belt—examining what worked, what didn’t, why, and what’s next. Publicly celebrating victories, learning from stumbles, unpacking lessons learned, and setting goals and intentions for the year ahead. Total running time: 1:05:01.

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 260: Tony Horton (Redux – Part 3)  

In Episode 260, Trev and AJ chat about relationship “vibing”—and not being afraid to sever the relationships that no longer serve as a positive influence in life. Then, a quick update on AJ’s representation saga before the third and final installment of an encore interview series with P90X-creator Tony Horton. Total running time: 1:08:11.

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 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 [...]

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