Ajay Jhaveri of @ArgentumPhoto talks to Will about being the head of the line of headshots!

This episode I traveled to Los Angeles to do my first live and in person interview of my guest. The focus of the show has shifted to hitting the road and getting upfront and personal with my guest. I had this thought in mind, because I love people and talking to to someone sitting across from you might be a thing of the past, but I am hoping it will make a comeback, sorry social media.  Now I have to tell you that although the idea was mine originally, I did get a nudge from todays guest. I contacted him on instagram and he basically said “No, why don’t you come to me..” So I must give credit where credit is due!
Please sit back, relax, unless you are driving … and listen to my conversation with Ajay Jhaveri Argentum Photo.

Argentum.com  Instagram.com/ArgentumStudios  Instagram.com/AjayJhaveri

 

Argentum Photo. Argentum.com  Instagram.com/ArgentumStudios  Instagram.com/AjayJhaveri 

Argentum Photo was created in 1987 by Ajay Jhaveri in a small room with one photo enlarger, four trays and no employees, located in the heart of the media district of Hollywood. Argentum was the first photo lab to offer black/white and color headshots for the same price. As we enter the digital age, Argentum is constantely evolving and growing to provide actors with services they need. Have started as a print lab, Argentum has now added valuable actor services like retouching, selftape auditions, headshots, actor reels, actor scenes, actor websites.
My Guest: 
Ajay Jhaveri
Photography has been my passion and livelihood my whole life. I came to Los Angeles from India in 1980 and have been living here ever since. I have been shooting headshots and working with Actors in Los Angeles since 1980. In 1988 I started Argentum Photo Lab that specializes in working with other headshot photographers and actors. I shoot all my headshots in a studio under controlled lighting. They are very specific in nature and I have found over the years that I like a close personal headshot. I do not vary from this style of headshots. If this very close personal theatrical style of headshots interests you please contact me to schedule a consultaion.
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I created ActingUpRadio about 4 years ago with the

idea that actors, directors, producers, Casting Directors, and anyone else in this very fun, but very difficult industry could hear conversation about how to succeed with the ever changing landscape of Hollywood and beyond.

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However, this show has an enormous work load to produce, host and promote and is done by a three person crew; ME, MYSELF and I! that is right I am the everything of this show. I started in radio in the late 80’s and cut my teeth in small radio stations, and talk show producing.

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So now I am asking the public and friends to consider donating just like I was NPR, Or PBS. Pretty sure listening to the radio show that it is a cut above most shows out there. I pride myself in talking with my guest like they are friends. I am more interested in what they have to say, and less about my ego on display.

Now, let me be clear a lot of the content that you hear on ActingUpRadio.com is not only good for performers, but good for the average business person. We might talk with a naturopathic doctor about stress that stops us from achiving our goals, PR, Gorilla Marketing… You see actors look for work 99% of the time and work 1%. So they “should” be the most clever and suave business people, BUT most of the time aren’t. That is the whole reason behind this show. This is me giving back to people who are wanting to succeed in business and life.

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Giving back to people nowadays is easy, just go to Youtube and there are plenty of people wanting to give you their opinions, but most are far from qualified to do so.  I have been in business and show business for 37 years. Plus very rarely will you find a business professional, especially in the film and TV that will give you help without a price tag. This radio show lets you cut through the learning curve and get to work, and enjoy it.

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Acting Coach to the stars John Homa on ActingUpRadio!

Acting Coach of the stars

John Homa began his career in acting over 30 years ago at New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse, studying directly under Sanford Meisner. The skills, knowledge, and experience he accumulated both in school and starring in off-Broadway plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire, led him to Los Angeles where he worked as both an actor and acting coach.

With the critical success and notoriety that came from coaching Kirsten Dunst on Interview with a Vampire, following this John’s client list expanded to an impressive who’s who of Hollywood stars from Brie Larson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Michele Williams, Evan Rachael Wood, and even notable music icons turned actors like LeAnn Rimes, Rickey Martin, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Common.

With the recent Academy Award win of Brie Larson, Michelle’s four Academy Award nominations, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominations from Kirsten Dunst and Evan Rachel Wood, John is proud and incredibly humbled to have personally and professionally impacted some of the most talented and influential artists of this craft.

John was the on-set coach for ABC’s General Hospital for eighteens years and a host, judge, and resident acting coach for VH1’s reality competition Scream Queens. He has worked on the set of numerous features including Spanglish, Jumanji, Mrs. Doubtfire, Little Women, and The Rock. Recently, he has been on-set with Ricky Martin shooting the second season of Ryan Murphy’s hit American Crime Story.

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Social Media:

Instagram.com/HeyitsHoma 

http://johnhoma.com

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Standup comedian, writer, actor Daniel Eachus @DanEachus on ActingUpRadio.com

Actor Will Roberts – Host of ActingUpRadio.com 

This episode of ActingUpRadio.com I talked with standup comedian, writer, actor and man that wears many hats, but does NOT know his size… Daniel Eachus! I originally saw Daniel at a stand up club at a huge casino in the town of Temecula, California < an Oxymoron…  I knew right off the bat by watching him he was a lot bigger than the space he was playing in. He, and I am sure he hears this a lot, was by far the best comedian of the whole night, of course he was the ONLY comedian (rim shot) .. no he was not alone that night performing, but he was the headliner, and rightfully so. He smooth delivery and casualness ( not to be confused with the new style comedy called – I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK, COMEDY) was NATURAL, at ease and funny, and I rarely give that compliment to anyone …other than myself ;).  sit back and listen to a fun show!

Daniel Eachus bio:

Daniel Eachus is a rising young star in the comedy world. Even at such a young age, Eachus has the chops of a comedy veteran and people are taking notice. Born and raised in Fresno, CA, he was surrounded by farms, but didn’t want to smell raisins for the rest of his life, so he turned to comedy to get him out. For college, Daniel’s wish came true and he left Fresno to study in Long Beach. By day, he was a student, by night he performed on the stand-up comedy circuit. After just one year of nightly performances, he became the youngest finalist ever in the “Funniest Comic in Los Angeles” contest held at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. He’s been entertaining audiences ever since.

 

 

 

Eachus has been performing stand-up and improv throughout the nation’s clubs and recently was featured on Comedy Central’s “Up Next” and Sirius XM’s Comedy Central Radio. A finalist or winner in scores of comedy competitions including the World Series of Comedy, Up Next Regionals, Sacramento Comedy Festival (1st place winner), OC Improv Cup and more, he’s considering expanding his trophy shelf.

But doing stand-up and improv is not enough for Daniel. When he’s not onstage making people laugh, he’s making people laugh at their screens. Daniel acts, writes, and produces the comedy sketch series, “Bigfoot Chasers”. He is a co-writer on a brand new Kevin Hart-Produced Series. He’s starred in 10 National Television Commercials, was featured on SpikeTV, and recently made his stand-up television debut on Fox’s “Laughs”.

Instagram.com/DanEachus

Twitter.com/DanEachus

https://www.daniel eachus.com/bio

 

Self-tape how to – and the r300 Ring light it is da bomb! ActingUpRadio.com @Koll_ltd

Self-tape how to – and the r300 Ring light it is da bomb! ActingUpRadio.com Hey folks this is Will Roberts hear from actingupradio.com and today I want to talk to you about lighting your self tape. If you’re an actor and trying to figure out how to make your self tape auditions that you’re sending look professional, then lighting is essential. I spent too many years going to Home Depot or Lowe’s and creating my own lighting by multiple lighting fixtures, trying to bounce light, trying outdoor light and nothing has really worked out for me. But recently I got the F & V Lighting R-300 SE LED Ring Light. 300 means it has 300 LEDs and I got it from my friends at Koll Limited and the product is made by F&V. This is absolutely the best buy I’ve ever made because it doesn’t matter if you have any other lights when you’re shooting with this ring light. It provides plenty of light to make your self tape auditions look great! Now normally the lens of a DSLR would go through the round hole but in my case because I am focusing on self taping with smart phones I have figured out how to adapted to a smartphone and it is amazing. It has 2 filters that go on easily because of rare earth magnets. It’s well constructed and allows you to either plug-in or have a battery for fieldwork. I highly recommend this and really think it makes my stuff look well above most people producing self tapes. Any other questions get a hold of us on actingupradio.com below is more information about this item I highly recommended. happy self taping! Will

 

PROMOKIT014 $247.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/r-300-se-daylight-led-ring-light-w-l-bracket-np-f550-battery.html
18040100K3 $239.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/r-300-se-daylight-led-ring-light-w-l-bracket-ac-adapter.html

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The F & V Lighting R-300 SE LED Ring Light with L-Bracket produces 2250 Lux at 1-meter with 300 daylight-balanced LEDs. The 50 degree beam-angle allows for an even, wide spread of light while the onboard dimmer offers seamless power variation from 0 -100%. The slim profile and weight make it perfect for shots in the studio or on location for galmour, concert, and macro photography/videography. The R-300 has two power options: a Sony NP-F Battery Plate and DC 2.5 jack. Batteries and AC adapter sold separately. The R-300 SE comes packaged with two magnetic filters: a Tungsten Filter and a Frost Diffusion Filter. The Tungsten Filter will calibrate your light to 3200K allowing you to shoot indoors under incandescent light. The Frost Diffusion Filter takes the edge off of the light’s beam and also can serve as a gel holder. Also available, is the Milk White Diffusion filter which creates a very soft, glamorous, and easy-to-look-at light source. This kit comes with the improved L-Bracket that allows the user to mount a wider variety of cameras including DSLRs with battery grips. The R-300 SE has several mounting options. Beyond being able to mount to the L-bracket or 15mm Rod Mount accessory. The R-300 SE can also be mounted on top of your camera; it has a 1/4″-20 thread-in on its underside for use with a ball head.

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Will Roberts:
Instagram.com/WillRobertsActor

Twitter.com/WillRobertsActs

Go to ActingUpRadio.com to see more

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Here is a list of the equipment that I use:

ACTORS KIT #1 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/ultimate-actors-kit.html

Actors Kit #2 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/advanced-actors-kit.html

Actors Kit #3 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/moderate-actors-kit.html

Actors Kit #4 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/basic-actors-kit.html

PROMOKIT014 $247.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/r-300-se-daylight-led-ring-light-w-l-bracket-np-f550-battery.html
18040100K3 $239.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/r-300-se-daylight-led-ring-light-w-l-bracket-ac-adapter.html
9.VB5102K2 $126.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/smart-phone-holder-w-gooseneck-savior-clamp-mini.html
9.CPA2 $649.95 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/mini-c-pan-arm.html
SA4107K1 $269.90 http://www.seaportdigital.com/brands/pxb/8-x-8-pxb-pro-portable-x-frame-background-system-with-chromakey-blue-muslin.html
SA1464 $99.99 http://www.seaportdigital.com/store/tripods/studio-assets-tripod.html
9.XS1005K1 $119.94 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/medium-ball-head-with-savior-clamp-kit.html
SR0102 $99.95 http://www.seaportdigital.com/saramonic-sr-wm4c-wireless-4-channel-lavalier-microphone-system.html
9.VB5102 $36.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/smart-phone-grip-holder-with-1-4-and-3-8-mounts.html

 

Ryan Sage Hollywood Director! Americas Got Talent @SagetWit

This week on Acting Up Radio… Ryan Sage Hollywood Director! Americas Got Talent!

Ryan Sage

is an award-winning writer, producer, director, who splits his time between network promos and micro-budget filmmaking.

Here is the Americas Got Talent promo I did with Ryan below!

For Super Bowl LII, Ryan was apart of two high profile projects, directing The Voice “Super Commercial,” which premiered during halftime in front of 106 million viewers and was called out by Yahoo Sports, The Chicago Tribune and Rolling Stone as one of year’s best Super Bowl spots. He also spent three weeks working closely with film legend Spike Lee as his personal editor for a Network Brand spot that paid tribute to Prince and aired during the pre-game.

Ryan’s latest feature, ‘Temps,’ which dives into modern day love and commitment through the eyes of temp workers, became one of the 2016’s biggest indie film success stories. Despite its ultra-low budget, the Temps trailer struck a nerve with audiences and went viral, racking up more than 60 million views becoming the most watched romantic comedy trailer on YouTube. Those views turned into sales, and Temps became a chart topping romantic comedy – hitting #1 on iTunes bestseller list in April of 2016 and peaking again in July as a top 5 Indie.

Check out Ryan Sage @

RyanSage.com

www.instagram.com/thatssooooryan
www.facebook.com/the.ryan.sage

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How to self tape and edit video with a smartphone (pick a Tri-Pod) By #Actor Will Roberts & @koll-ltd .com

How to self tape and edit video with a smartphone (pick a Tri-Pod) By #Actor Will Roberts & @koll-ltd .com

TODAYS SPOTLIGHT: Tripods
http://www.seaportdigital.com/store/tripods/studio-assets-tripod.html

Deciding on the right tripod is very important, mainly if you value the money you spent on your camera or smartphone. Buying a cheap tripod most of the time means you better be good at diving when a good wind comes up and blows your equipment to the ground.

Watch this episode and if you have questions about self taping or equipment to use just drop us a note.

Will Roberts

Recent studies have shown that video is the best way to get your message out to your targeted audience and potential customers. Thanks to the rise of social media and technology, it’s never been a better time to start using your smartphone to help promote you and your brand.

If you’re a business person, performer, marketing person or someone who just loves shooting movies with your camera phone, then this is the class for you.
This series will show you how to shoot, self tape, edit and produce video to make you look both PROFESSIONAL and AMAZING, all while selling your product. You will also learn how to use social media to your advantage in getting your video in front of your targeted audience.

Let expert smart phone content producer Will Roberts show you how to use your smartphone to produce great video content, commercials or movies. Will has 25 years as a feature reporter for FOX, CBS, and PBS and now brings this experiences and expertise to you.
Brought to you by”
Kollltd.com and ActingUpRadio.com

Will Roberts:
Instagram.com/WillRobertsActor

Twitter.com/WillRobertsActs

Go to ActingUpRadio.com to see more

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Here is a list of the equipment that I use:

R-300 SE Daylight LED Ring Light w/ L-Bracket & NP-F550 Battery PROMOKIT014 $247.00

http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/r-300-se-daylight-led-ring-light-w-l-bracket-np-f550-battery.html

R-300 SE Daylight LED Ring Light w/ L-Bracket & AC Adapter 18040100K3 $239.00

http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/r-300-se-daylight-led-ring-light-w-l-bracket-ac-adapter.html

Smart Phone Holder w/ Gooseneck & Savior Clamp Mini 9.VB5102K2 $126.00

http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/smart-phone-holder-w-gooseneck-savior-clamp-mini.html

Mini C-Pan Arm 9.CPA2 $649.95

http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/mini-c-pan-arm.html

8 x 8′ PXB Pro Kit with Chromakey Blue Muslin SA4107K1 $269.90

http://www.seaportdigital.com/brands/pxb/8-x-8-pxb-pro-portable-x-frame-background-system-with-chromakey-blue-muslin.html

3-Section Aluminum Photo Tripod SA1464 $99.99

http://www.seaportdigital.com/store/tripods/studio-assets-tripod.html

Medium Ball Head w/ Savior Clamp Kit 9.XS1005K1 $119.94

http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/medium-ball-head-with-savior-clamp-kit.html

Saramonic SR-WM4C Wireless 4-Channel Lavalier Microphone System SR0102 $99.95

http://www.seaportdigital.com/saramonic-sr-wm4c-wireless-4-channel-lavalier-microphone-system.html

Phone Grip Holder 9.VB5102 $36.00

http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/smart-phone-grip-holder-with-1-4-and-3-8-mounts.html

How to self tape and edit video with a smartphone, because it’s never been easier @koll_ltd

How to shoot, self tape and edit video with a smartphone, because it’s never been easier.

 

 

Recent studies have shown that video is the best way to get your message out to your targeted audience and potential customers. Thanks to the rise of social media and technology, it’s never been a better time to start using your smartphone to help promote you and your brand.

If you’re a business person, performer, marketing person or someone who just loves shooting movies with your camera phone, then this is the class for you.
This series will show you how to shoot, self tape, edit and produce video to make you look both PROFESSIONAL and AMAZING, all while selling your product. You will also learn how to use social media to your advantage in getting your video in front of your targeted audience.

Let expert smart phone content producer Will Roberts show you how to use your smartphone to produce great video content, commercials or movies. Will has 25 years as a feature reporter for FOX, CBS, and PBS and now brings this experiences and expertise to you.
Brought to you by”
Kollltd.com and ActingUpRadio.com

Will Roberts:
Instagram.com/WillRobertsActor

Twitter.com/WillRobertsActs

Go to ActingUpRadio.com to see more

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Here is a list of the equipment that I use:

ACTORS KIT #1 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/ultimate-actors-kit.html

Actors Kit #2 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/advanced-actors-kit.html

Actors Kit #3 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/moderate-actors-kit.html

Actors Kit #4 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/basic-actors-kit.html

PROMOKIT014 $247.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/r-300-se-daylight-led-ring-light-w-l-bracket-np-f550-battery.html
18040100K3 $239.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/r-300-se-daylight-led-ring-light-w-l-bracket-ac-adapter.html
9.VB5102K2 $126.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/smart-phone-holder-w-gooseneck-savior-clamp-mini.html
9.CPA2 $649.95 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/mini-c-pan-arm.html
SA4107K1 $269.90 http://www.seaportdigital.com/brands/pxb/8-x-8-pxb-pro-portable-x-frame-background-system-with-chromakey-blue-muslin.html
SA1464 $99.99 http://www.seaportdigital.com/store/tripods/studio-assets-tripod.html
9.XS1005K1 $119.94 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/medium-ball-head-with-savior-clamp-kit.html
SR0102 $99.95 http://www.seaportdigital.com/saramonic-sr-wm4c-wireless-4-channel-lavalier-microphone-system.html
9.VB5102 $36.00 http://www.seaportdigital.com/kits/smart-phone-grip-holder-with-1-4-and-3-8-mounts.html

Check out this live-action proof of concept for DC Comic’s Teen Titans !

Check out this live-action proof of concept for DC Comic’s Teen Titans. It is based off of the cartoon animated show that was run on Cartoon Network from 2003-2006.

Hey if you love this and would love to see this made in blockbuster form, contact directed by Brayden DeMorest-Purdy ( Instagram.com/BraydenDPurdy )   on instagram ! to hopefully get a response from fans as well as Warner Brothers and DC entertainment to whom own the IP of Teen Titans to further Brayden’s vision and hopefully go on to produce a trilogy of three feature film instalments of the super hero group!!

Check out this very cool YouTube short!