January 3, 2014

My Top 10 Quotes for going into 2014 #8

What do you Really Believe is Possible?

One of the biggest obstacles an artist has to contend with is... 
Clearing up contradicting beliefs

Contradiction Creates Conflict!
There is a simple truth... 
In order to achieve a worthy goal, you must NOT be in conflict with yourself. 

Your conflicts keep you vacillating between believing what's possible and what is not.

If you only see the potentiality in your goal part of the time, 
How can you expect to achieve it? 

Quote #8 Is from a man who's courage and actions achieve 
                 what most people believed couldn't be done. 

December 30, 2013

My Top 10 Quotes for Going into 2014 "#9"

What's in a Reputation, You Ask?

When our self-esteem is high, we tend to do more things that are in our best interest.
Obviously, that's a good thing.

When it is low, we tend to act in the opposite direction.

An obvious example? Not keeping our word.
This means not only doing what we say we would do for others...
But it also means keeping our word to ourself!

When we consistently keep our word to ourselves and others...
When we do things that are in alignment with our goals...
When we take steps in the direction of our true wants...
We DO begin to build a positive "reputation" with ourself.

When we see ourself in a positive light, well, we feel good!
That will motivate us to do more things that make us feel even better!

Either action, positive or negative, will have an impact on how we see and feel
about ourself. About our choices!

An Artist's greatest weapon against fear, inactivity and failure is our own self-esteem.

Listen and begin to see how Quote #9  fits into your plan for success in this upcoming year!

Comments? Thoughts? Looking forward to them!

December 27, 2013

My Top 10 Motivational Quotes for 2014

What a year!
What a past few years!!

I think we can ALL say we are happy that we have made it through what has
been some of the toughest times in not only our recent memories but history!!

I heard this quote recently…

Tough Times Never Last,
But Tough People Do!
   ~ Robert H. Schuller

I think this quote is pretty telling of us ALL who have forged ahead and
pushed through some of these most difficult challenges.
So to YOU ALL –
Huge Kudos and MANY Congratulations!!

In the spirit of keeping our faith strong and head in the game,
check out my special video to you. I wanted to share with you
My Top 10 Most Meaningful Quotes. What they mean to me and
how you can utilize them for yourself in this New Year! I’m excited
to share these with you and hope they offer you as much thought,
resilience and desire to push ahead as they have me over the years -
the good years and the not so good ones.

Keep a look out for My Quote Countdown over the coming weeks!
I hope they come at just the right time for you…

I also want to take this moment to “Thank You” for being part of my LOF Community!
It means so much to me to have you along for my own journey of dedication and
exploration to and for our craft.

My Best Wishes To YOU!

Happy New Year… And Much Success in 2014!!

The following Video my introduction and QUOTE #10

December 17, 2013

3 Quick Audition Tps for Your Next Audition...

Want to get the most out of your next audition? Silly question, of course you do. Lately I have gotten a lot of emails asking me if I would give some quick tips or things that can be done that ensures you get the most out of each audition.  In this post I would like to address those requests.

First of all, let me say that getting more out of your audition may not just be all about blowing them away with some wild choices. So often the things most obvious are often the things most forgotten. In the video below I laid out three things that if not applied to each audition may not only diminish your audition, but make you look unprepared for it.

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August 5, 2013

Are You A Truthful Actor?

The other day I had a private session with an actor. Upon viewing his work, I asked him what was his goal in the scene he just did. His reply was, “To be truthful”.

I then asked him if he thought he accomplished that goal. With a slight satisfied smile on his face, he told me it felt truthful.

My reply to him was, well, it may have felt truthful to you, the problem is, I don’t believe you and what I as the viewer feels, is often the difference between you getting the job or not. 
Being truthful is a very worthy aim. However, “acting truth” is more than just what you feel.

Although my actor felt truthful, I didn’t believe the truth he was expressing.  
In the video below I talk about the two truths an actor needs to master to achieve deception

Let me know what you think. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. If you've read my book, Acting Face to Face and you have something you would like to me to talk more about or you just want to make a comment you can leave one here.

August 4, 2013


Well, if you've been waiting for Acting: Face to Face to come out in paperback, the wait is over. Of course you can still get the ebook from Amazon. 

However, if you're like me…you know, one of those people who really likes to hold a real book in their hands, marking all over it, making notes and then feel it resting on your chest while you nap… then you you want the paperback version. 

It took almost 6 weeks to have this book formatted to the publishing specs of CreateSpace. Like a  good movie it was filled with many unforeseen twists and turns, but now the journey is over (Well..this part at least). 

For a limited time  you can get your copy for 30% off the list price from my Amazon CreateSpace eStore. 

To get your copy click go to my website for details-

Get the Link and the Code HERE 

All you need to do is Sign up
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That easy.

If you've read my book,  make a comment. If there is something specific you would like me to address or go more into detail, let me know. 

To hear what others are saying about Acting: Face to Face check out the reviews below. 

Adventure On!

Book Reviews 
John Sudol just might be... 
May 19, 2013

By Mikey
Format: Kindle Edition
...the next big name added to the list of well-known acting gurus such as Stanislavsky, Meisner, Strasberg, Hagen, et cetera!
'Acting: Face to Face' offers a refreshingly practical approach to on-camera acting.
Sudol bypasses the typical-of-other-books-on-acting vagueness and carefully explains to the reader areas of focus in which all on-camera actors should be versed. For example, previous methods of acting instruction have only focused on voice and body work, but...
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The face is the key!! Great resource for on-camera acting! May 20, 2013
By Shamose
Format:Kindle Edition
This book has given me wonderful insight on my acting for the camera. I didn't really understand why I wasn't getting called back often enough especially with my many years of stage experience. Reading Sudol's book, I better understand why I wasn't quite making the transition and how to change that. This is not really a... (Read More)

Read all the Reviews HERE

May 26, 2013

Can Acting Face to Face Change the Face of Acting?

Can Acting Face to Face change the face of acting? I don't know, but it just may change your face and how you use it to communicate. A necessary skill for all on-camera actors, don't you think?  

It's been a long, yet exciting road and now finally Acting Face to Face: the actors guide to understanding how your face communicates emotion for TV and Film is done and up on 
Amazon in ebook format. Deep exhalation in gratitude and relief. 

Getting this first book out has been an incredible learning experience for me on so many levels. First, condensing years of teaching and research into a little over bite size 90 pages. Then having to wrap my brain around the technology needed to get it out to you and of course the marketing task, which to be frank and you can probably attest, is an ever learning process. 
Now Available on Amazon Click HERE

I hope my mission was accomplished in what I tried to bring forth in Acting Face to Face. One of which being to bring awareness to the fact that the playing field is not leveled for many if not most. There are some actors who were just born and raised to be better on-camera actors. As well, my intention was to give hope and answers to those who may not be in the lucky few, things that you can learn and do that can level the playing field.

My main goal in publishing this book was to share what happened to me so many years ago and help others prevent the same experience from happening to them. 
I wanted to share what I have learned about emotions and how they are expressed on the face so that you wouldn't have to spend the time and energy to dissect it all. And of course I wanted to share how it all applies to artistic expression, so that you the actor can achieve far greater things doing what you love most...acting. 

Although Acting Face to Face is written primarily for actors who wants to know how to take what they’ve learned about stage acting and apply it to on-camera work, I believe everyone who works in the imaginary emotional communication business could benefit from this process I developed for the camera. Actors, directors, casting directors, voice over artists, and photographers can all benefit from understanding the language the face speaks.  It is of great value to anyone who wants to understand how their face is communicating and how that is affecting either their performance and or their interactions with others.

In this book you’ll discover answers to many questions.  It will cover;
Why only a small percentage of actors get the most amount of on-camera work? 
What they do differently and how you can do what they do? 
Why you are often told your expressions are too big or too small?
And a whole lot more...

If you are not a fan of ebooks, although having it on your smartphone is pretty appealing when you find yourself waiting in lobbies, the paperback version is anticipated to be out in about 3 weeks. Of course as you would imagine, there are other considerations for the different layout and additional requirements to consider. I am currently putting that all together and hoping to have some more great reviews to include in it. 

If you have already bought a copy, I thank you. And if you have any questions, thoughts or comments please do either post them here, on Amazon or send them to me directly actingfacetoface@languageoftheface.comIf you haven’t gotten your copy and want to, Click HERE. 

This is my heartfelt thank you for your support and for following me on this ride...

Continue to bring your light and self to discovering what is possible for you when you uncover and apply something new.

More to come!