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Film Things with Sol Studios

Film Things with Sol Studios

By Sol Studio
The Sol Studio Podcast provides insight to the NM film and television industry as it applies to local actors. Listeners will be treated to tips and tricks from professionals who have spent years working in the acting business. Sol owner Ron Weisberg and Sol blogger Ashley Ward will also give in-depth looks into upcoming studio classes and workshops. This is great way for prospective students to learn about class curriculums, teacher backgrounds and what's coming up at Sol Acting Academy.
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Ep. 14 Interview with Brad Lemack

Film Things with Sol Studios

Ep. 29 - The Stay Connected Podcast!
Ron and Ashley talk about ways to stay connected while PHYSICAL distancing.  During these trying times we should do our best to stay socially close while remaining physically apart.  Listen to learn about all different ways the Sol Virtual Studio is offering to stay connected and creative.  
April 09, 2020
Ep. 28 - Processing What Now...
Ron and Ashley discuss the new world we find ourselves in and why creativity, self expression and empathy are more important than ever. 
March 21, 2020
Ep. 27 - The Joy of Filmmaking: An Interview with Matthew McDuffie
Ron and Ashley talk with UNM Filmmaking Professor/Professional Movie Maker Matthew McDuffie.   Matthew talks about the joy that comes from creating your own work and how his upcoming 3-Minutes Production Lab will help participants develop meaningful material from script to screen.
March 12, 2020
Ep. 26 - Lead vs. Supporting Roles
Ron, Ashley and Chris break down the differences between leading and supporting roles and the responsibilities of both.  As producers, directors and writers, Chris, Ron and Ashley provide unique insight into the amount of preparation an actor should expect based on the size of the role they book.
March 05, 2020
Ep. 25 - Brad Lemack Part 2 (Powerhouse Unplugged)
Part 2 of an epic interview with Brad Lemack.  Ron, Ashley and Brad discuss the sustainability of the New Mexico film industry and how well trained actors can save filmmakers money and create more opportunities for locals. 
February 18, 2020
Ep. 24 - Changing the Narrative with Special Guest Brad Lemack
In this episode of the Film Things with Sol Studios podcast, Ron and Ashley and LA talent manager Brad Lemack discuss how actors in New Mexico can properly prep for an audition, book the room and create a personal narrative of success and joy.  
February 05, 2020
Ep. 23 - 2020 Vision!
Ron and Ashley talk about getting going in 2020 and all the good stuff happening in NM film and television!
January 07, 2020
Ep. 22 - Filmmakers Series 1: A Conversation with Andy Kastelic
This podcast is dedicated to the actors' best friend, Film Makers! People should be grateful over the holidays for all the people out there creating projects and in this episode Ron Weisberg and Ashley Ward talk with filmmaker Andy Kastelic.  This was recorded a while back but its finally time to put it up!  Happy Holidays!
December 22, 2019
Ep. 21 Audition Podcast!!!
Ron Weisberg and Ashley Ward sit down to talk all things auditioning!  Listen to learn booking tips and tricks and get a sneak peak of the upcoming 2 Week Audition Bootcamp featuring 3 different teachers and one industry professional.  
December 08, 2019
Ep. 20 Animation Voiceover with Michelle Campbell
In our 20th episode Ron talks with Michelle Campbell about the voiceover industry and the her upcoming Animation Voiceover Workshop. 
November 30, 2019
Ep. 19 Writing The Horror Movie: An Interview with Scotty Milder
Ron talks with local writer and filmmaker Scotty Milder on the process of writing horror, the misconceptions surrounding the genre and his upcoming class 'Writing the Horror Movie'. 
October 21, 2019
Ep. 18 Staged Combat Dojo - An Interview with Mike Kirby
Ron interviews 'Staged Combat Dojo' instructor Mike Kirby about his upcoming class and the art of combat on camera. 
October 06, 2019
Ep. 17 Interview with Dirk Norris (Part 2)
Part two of an interview with executive Director of NM Film Foundation Dirk Norris.
October 02, 2019
Ep. 16 Interview with Dirk Norris (Part 1)
Part one of an interview with executive Director of NM Film Foundation Dirk Norris.
September 24, 2019
Ep. 15 AFMX with Ivan Weiner
An in-depth look at the upcoming Albuquerque Film and Music Experience with Executive Director Ivan Weiner
September 14, 2019
Ep. 14 Interview with Brad Lemack
Ron interviews LA talent manager Brad Lemack on building a career as an actor in 2019. 
September 02, 2019
Ep. 13 Ron and Chris talk Basil Hoffman
Ron Weisberg and Chris Ranney discuss Hollywood acting legend Basil Hoffman and how he has changed their careers.  Basil comes to town this weekend for his famous workshop 'Acting and How to be Good at it'.
August 22, 2019
Ep. 12 Creating Content Today - Interview with Todd Felderstein
Ron interviews LA based writer, director, producer, and Actors Studio photography teacher Todd Felderstein.  Together Ron and Todd take an in depth look into what it means to be a content creator today. 
August 07, 2019
Ep. 11 Student Spotlight - Interview with Giancarlo Beltran
Ron and Ashley interview Sol Student Giancarlo Beltran on his experiences at the studio and how he broke into the NM film and television industry. 
August 01, 2019
Ep. 10 Method Acting Interview with Rachel Bailit
Ron interviews Stasberg Institute Teacher Rachel Bailit about the famous Method Acting Technique and her upcoming workshop at the Sol Studio.
July 18, 2019
Ep. 9 Meisner Technique with Quinn Mander
Ron interviews upcoming Intro to Meisner Technique teacher Quinn Meisner on the ins and outs of this historic technique.  
July 12, 2019
Ep. 8 Acting from a Young Age
Ron travels to LA and interviews actor Carlos Moreno and director Tamar Helpern about the benefits of training from a young age.  This extended episode includes audition information for young men in their 20's at the end.  
July 04, 2019
Ep. 7 Character Essence with Vic Browder
An interview with NM actor/director and upcoming Sol teacher Vic Browder on the importance of character essence. 
June 19, 2019
Ep. 6 Listening and Taking Direction
Ron and Ashley talk about the importance listening and taking direction as an actor.  Directors and casting directors are looking for attentive and flexible actors.  Learn how to be more present and adaptable in the lastest Film Things with Sol Studios Podcast. 
June 12, 2019
Ep. 5 Developing Youth
Ron and Ashley discuss the impact of performance training on young minds and the importance of acting classes in regards you youth development. 
May 30, 2019
Ep. 4 Monologues! An Interview with Basil Hoffman
Everything you need to know about Monologues and an interview with the monologue master - Basil Hoffman!  
May 26, 2019
Ep. 3 Jump Into Acting in Movies and Television
Sol owners Chris Ranney and Ron Weisberg discuss the process of breaking into the on camera acting industry.
May 16, 2019
Ep. 2 The Business of Acting
Ron and Ashley offer business tips for actors looking to work professionally then dive into the upcoming Brad Lemack workshop 'The New Business of Acting'.
May 08, 2019