Tom Cassidy talks voice acting

Tom Cassidy is a theatre trained actor currently in his 4th year of voice acting/narrating. Now closing in on 100 audiobooks, 2 audio dramas and a music podcast, Tom is a seasoned professional. Alongside voice acting, Tom has taken on a variety of roles including George in the play Shampoo, as well as featuring in the award-winning short film Girl …

Brendan Cleary talks songwriting

Brendan Cleary is a seasoned singer/songwriter with years of experience to his name. Now a regular teacher at Song Academy, Brendan encourages and mentors young people through the creative world of songwriting. Alongside this, Brendan recently signed a publishing deal with Rude Food Publishing, having showcased his skills by working with various DJ’s based in Holland. If that wasn’t enough, …

Organising a charity event

Charity events provide a great opportunity to raise funds for a chosen cause. Not only do they help raise awareness for a specific charity, they also present a unique opportunity to employ creative skills and use them as a force for good. Here is Making Miss Mogul’s guide to organizing a charity event of your own…. Select the charity – …

Learning lines

Picture the scene, you’ve landed a part in the play at your local theatre and you’re super excited. You aced the audition, met the cast and now you have received your script. You flip through the pages and it suddenly dawns on you…’How on earth am I going to learn all of these lines?!’ There are two options here… Option …

Mastering the art of practice

‘Practice makes perfect’. We hear it all the time, but what does it actually mean? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, ‘practice is the act of doing something regularly or repeatedly to improve your skill at doing it’. Is this really true though? Does simply practicing a specific skill over and over aid our improvement or are there more efficient, effective …

How to improve vocals

Vocals are fascinating because no two singers are the same. One singer might emphasize the emotion of a song, another might display their range and others might be skilled in trills and runs. Whilst vocals are unique to the individual and this should be celebrated, there are ways to improve vocals, or at least strengthen your voice so that you …

Creativity in uncertain times

The coronavirus pandemic has turned many lives upside down; and the arts industry is not immune to this. It is natural to feel uninspired during this time. Perhaps your work has transitioned online and you are craving physical contact. Maybe you were planning to tour your album, but now you are working out ways to do this online. Whatever your …

How to Optimize Social Media

Whether you are a singer, DJ, dancer, director, script writer or actor, social media is your best friend. With millions of people connected to social media platforms, it has never been easier to link up with other creatives, and as a result, the world has become a much smaller place. Now, finding people all over the world involved in your …

How to Control Nerves

Everyone gets nervous. Whether it’s an audition, interview or a performance, it’s totally normal to have that butterfly-feeling in your stomach. Despite how you may feel about them, nerves can be good and if you channel them in the right way, they can help you. Here’s how to control your nerves and use them to your advantage. Accept that you …

5 Steps to making a Short Film – For Beginners

Nowadays with accessibility to affordable equipment and software, it has never been easier to create your own film. We have created a 5-step guide to help you create your first creation. Mind-map and story-boarding: The first step is to outline your theme. Is the film going to address a certain topic? Is that topic going to be educational or entertaining? …