Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2011-12 Educational Theatre Association- Utah State University Survey of Theatre Education in United States High Schools

The 2011-12 Educational Theatre Association-
Utah State University Survey of Theatre Education 
in United States High Schools, by Dr. Matt Omasta

 Education Theatre Association 
2012 Keynote Streamed Keynote

Educational Theatre Associations Website

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Next Generation Arts Standards Project- Educational Theatre Association Streamed Keynote

The Next Generation of Arts Standards Project-
 Education Theatre Association 
2012 Keynote Streamed Keynote

Educational Theatre Association 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Casting Director Marci Liroff- Practical Advice for Our Students

Marci Liroff is a veteran casting director, located in Los Angeles, who has cast everything from E.T to Freaky Friday to Mr. Popper's Penguins  and so much more.  She is a casting director who has embraced the world of social media and is committed to helping actors put their best foot forward for auditions.

These two videos are great resources to share with your students, she touches on things we have all said to our students.  Be unique, bring yourself to the role, be professional, and  how to recover from a mistake. 

After watching this video, I found using my Roku player.  I realized that growth of social media has transformed the casting world.   Be sure to check out her website and blog for practical tips for actors on how to navigate in new landscape of social media and the casting process. 

Casting Director Marci Liroff on Filmnut

#140conference NYC 2011- Social Media and the Casting Director

Marci's Website
Marci's Blog
Get Marci's Audition Bootcamp DVD
Follow Marci on Twitter
Marci's Facebook Page-

YouTube Creators HAO Workshop- Color Correction/Sound Mixing

YouTube Creators- Hangout on Air - Color Correction/Sound Mixing Workshop

Start the video at 5:45. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Educational Theatre Assocation to Livestream Keynotes Speeches from annual conference

Unable to attend the Education Theatre Association's conference , now you can participate in part of the conference.  

The Educational Theatre Association will video stream two keynote presentations from the EdTA Conference in San Diego. The two streamed events take place on Saturday, September 22, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 PST, Both presentations will include a live chat option that will enable the online audience to pose questions to the presenters. The 8:45 keynote marks the premiere public presentation of the 2011-12 Educational Theatre Association-Utah State University Survey of Theatre Education in United States High Schools, by Dr. Matt Omasta, the first such report since EdTA’s 1991 survey (PDF). The 11:15 presentation features an update on the Next Generation Standards Project by EdTA theatre writing team members and leadership of theNational Coalition for Core Standards (NCCAS). EdTA, along the with seven other national arts and education organizations that comprise NCCAS, are rewriting the landmark 1994 National Arts Education Standards.

For more info please follow the link:  
Educational Theatre Association to Live Stream Keynotes

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Basics of Editing HOA- YouTube Creators Workshop

Basics of Editing Hangout on Air YouTube Creaters Workshop

I use the The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Making with my Film Studies class.  

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Make Thespian Chapter Board Meetings Easier Using Google + Hangouts

So you are planning your Chapter Thespian Festival, your board members live in 4 different parts of the state or province.  You need to meet but you all have rehearsal and do not have the time to drive to meet together in one place.  Trying using Google+ Hangouts.  You can have up 10 people all meeting at the same time.

I recently participated in a planing meeting for EdCamp St. Louis using Google Hangouts.  It was quick and easy.

Some advice:
  • Turn your desktop speakers off and use headphones with microphones so you don't get the echo effect from your desktop speakers. 
  • Have ample lighting so other can see your face.(Have more light than just your laptop/tablet screen)
  • Careful of extraneous noises.  Hangout switches who is on the large screen based on sound.
  • If it is a new group of people who don't know each other have them install the lower 3rd app in Hangouts.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

YouTube Creators HOA: Recording Sound

YouTube Creators Hangouts On Air: Recording Sound
This is my favorite one so far. A lot of practical tips and advice.
Video starts at 8:26