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here we go again!

The biz is buzzing in the Mid-Atlantic region!  When this happens, we all gear up, expand and must keep learning, inquiring and honing our skills.  While we grow our office staff (note: we are looking for an incredible freelance casting assistant with a business brain and/or technical wizardry – email [email protected] with your resume) and while we actively search for amazing principal and background actors for several new projects (please look daily at our casting notices board and submit for appropriate roles) we try our best to pause for a moment and reflect at the wonder of it all.  And here’s why.

I think that we filmmakers – all film artists, really – have the best job in the world.  We get to tell stories, we provoke emotion and we collaborate with others who have similar creative sensibilities. We work incredibly long hours under immense pressure and become a part of something bigger than ourselves…at the end of the day, we make art.  On each project, we here at arvold go “down a rabbit hole” to find something new & fresh and to connect the dots in a pattern unique to that project. And isn’t that what this filmmaking art is all about?  Making connections with audience members, with others and most importantly, within ourselves.

So let’s keep refining these connections, as humans and as artists, through work, through classes, and through talking to one another about our craft.  And when the collective growth leads to pragmatic things such as an office expansion (did I mention we want to know you if you are an incredible freelance casting assistant with a business brain and/or technical wizardry?), I think it’s for the right reasons.  Not to mention we have so much fun expanding!  So, come join in the fun of our arvold.live conversations, submit to the appropriate casting notices, check out our videoblog (and please do submit any questions you have) and become active in our Mid-Atlantic filmmaking community.  I believe that we all, as a region, are all truly coming into our own.

We here at arvold are so grateful for the opportunities on the horizon!

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arvold LIVE: chapter four

working successfully in commercials, television and film Please join us in a series of conversations open to all film artists and artisans. Our own casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, and acting coach Richard Warner invite you to Chapter Four of an ongoing discussion about the creative life and an actor’s craft.  They’ll talk about what […]

arvold LIVE: chapter three

navigating the industry: the pragmatics of professionalism Please join this us in a series of sessions open to all film artists and artisans. Our own casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, and acting coach Richard Warner invite you to part two of an ongoing discussion about the creative life and an actor’s craft.  They’ll talk about […]

5 helpful tips for being cast in a period piece

You want to be cast in a period piece? Here are 5 tips. 1. Be average in stature and thin in size. People were smaller in the past, and often had little food during wartime. And the authentic costumes, including uniforms and dresses, are often on the smaller side. 2. Do not whiten your teeth, […]

making the most of your DSLR: a workshop

A practical, hands on workshop for beginner to intermediate users of DSLR cameras This three-part class will give an overview of the features of the DSLR camera and how to best utilize the DSLR in your own work.  Participation will be hands-on, combining a classroom session to explore the camera and its settings as well […]

arvold LIVE: chapter two

forging a proactive path to a vital career Please join this second conversation in a series of sessions open to all film artists and artisans.  Our own casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, and acting coach Richard Warner invite you to a discussion about the creative life and an actor’s craft.  They’ll talk about what it […]

8 simple rules for every actor

Amazing & talented actor reads that a film or commercial is actively casting and he/she exclaims: “I AM PERFECT FOR THAT! I MUST BE SEEN!” Well… Here are 8 simple rules actors must know: 1. Do not call the casting office. I repeat, do NOT call the project’s casting office. 2. Research. Look at the […]

arvold LIVE: chapter one

passion, perception, patience & persistence Please join this first conversation in a series of sessions open to all film artists and artisans.  Our own casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, and acting coach Richard Warner invite you to a discussion about the creative life and an actor’s craft.  They’ll talk about what it means to be […]

expansion. spring 2014.

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all about the actor’s resume

In this video, Erica Arvold, CSA and Richard Warner, acting coach, discuss what (and what not) to include on an actor’s resume.