Art Craft Truth with Russ Camarda

Russ Camarda

Art Craft Truth with Russ Camarda. Russ Camarda is an actor and independent filmmaker in New York. In this series of fun, relaxed conversations, Russ will talk to a variety of working independent artists… Actors, Musicians, Comedians, Writers and many more and get into the inner working of their crafts. HOW they do what they do. They are great back and forth conversations from one artist to another on the inner mechanics of how they do their work. read less


Apr 28 2021
Russ talks with Hugh O’Gorman . Hugh is an actor, director and writer, active in professional theatre for 25 years; He is the Head of Acting at California State University Long Beach where he oversees the BA and MFA actor training programs. Hugh has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and at over a dozen of the nation’s most respected Regional Theatres and Shakespeare Festivals. He is a founding member of New York City’s Mint Theatre Company (2002 Drama Desk Award). For four years Hugh portrayed Jeff Singer on AMC’s critically acclaimed, Emmy and Cable Ace award-winning show Remember WENN (SAG Award nomination). As well as HBO’s multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning John Adams, among many others.  Hugh is the author of the book “The Keys to Acting”; he is also a faculty member of MICHA: the Michael Chekhov Association, and runs his own acting studio in Los Angeles, The Praxis Studio. Hugh is the national Co-Chair of the Craftsmen of National Alliance of Acting Teachers.In This conversation Russ and Hugh explore every acting method from Stanislavski and Chekov to Method , Meisner and Mamet.  CHECK OUT YOUTUBE VERSION HERE: Linkshttp://www.hughogorman.comHughs Book IMDB theatrehttps://minttheater.orgNational Alliance of Acting Teachers to Russ on YouTube and his Websites Movies partners
ACTOR – Lou Liberatore
Mar 24 2021
ACTOR – Lou Liberatore
Russ talks with Lou Liberatore , a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for his portrayal of “Larry” alongside John Malkovich and Joan Allen in Lanford Wilson’s BURN THIS. Lou made his Broadway debut in William M. Hoffman’s groundbreaking play, AS IS, the first play about the AIDS crisis to premiere on the Great White Way. Both plays were directed by Marshall W. Mason and were developed at the award winning Circle Repertory Company where Lou proudly called home, first as an intern after graduating from Fordham University (Lincoln Center) and eventually as a full fledged company member. TV and Film acting credits include; “The Good Wife”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Sex and the City”, “Law & Order”, “Who’s The Boss?”, “Tales of the City”, Blood From A Stoner, Mary & Louise, Box, It’s My Party, Rosen’sSon, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (Epcot), Original Sin, She Was Marked for Murder, Op-Center, Combat High, Marked for Murder, If It’s Tuesday It Still Must Be Belgium, “One Life to Live”, “Guiding Light” and “Another World”. TV Directing credits include “Water with Lemon” (Pilot).Lou is a lifetime member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, where he proudly serves as Co-Chair of the Membership Council. He has studied with the legendary acting teacher William Esper.  TIME STAMPS[00:LinksIMDB Lou Liberatore Studio Theatre to Russ on YouTube and his Websites Movies partners
Feb 10 2021
Liz is a NYC based casting director and award winning indie film producer/director credited on projects which have screened at hundreds of film festivals such as Sundance, BAM Cinemafest, Toronto, Brooklyn, Palm Springs, HBO Latino, and Urban World among others. Projects have aired on CBS, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime Movies and Cinemax. Casting and producing highlights include: Advantageous (Sundance premiere and a top selection on Netflix); Lost Revolution (HBO Latino); Zombie Honeymoon(Showtime cult classic); Barrio Boy (currently in post-production);And... Seen (writer/producer/director) a feature documentary.Liz cast the U.S. premiere of the experiential stage production Prurience commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum, she recently cast a pilot for a multi-cultural animated series entitled Mine for JoLu Productions, casting consultant for series My Sweet Life and is attached as producer and casting director for the feature film Become American, currently in development.TIME STAMPS[00:LinksLiz’s  Linkswww.IAintPlayinFilms.com Liz connectionhttps://www.actorsconnection.comOne on Onehttps://www.oneononenyc.comLinks to Russ on YouTube and his Websites Movies partners
Feb 3 2021
Russ sits down with John Hampson Singer, songwriter and lead singer for the ban Nine Days.  Best remembered for the bands hit “"Absolutely (Story of a Girl) John dives deep into the assent to Rockstardom and the craft of songwriting.TIME STAMPS[00:00:57]    Long Island Roots[00:06:31]    Discovering music- Trading Star Wars for Kiss[00:15:45]    Getting the first bands together-Battle of the bands[00:23:50]    Cover band while writing Originals -Song writing craft learning from Dylan[00:33:55]    Writing in Nashville- a different craft[00:40:00]    How Songwriting relates to Acting[00:43:52]    Nine Days band forms- its influences- Just a guy with a guitar[00:55:10]    Getting discovered – That thing you do -finally[00:59:33]    Fate steps in… writing  “Absolutely (the story of a girl)”[01:06:20]    Riding the tail of the comet- Letting art talk to you [01:07:59]    The big hit- Rockstar time[01:16:59]    The feeling of Rockstardom- How does grind of stardom affect creativity[01:22:00]    The dynamics of a band with hit song- writing after with bandmate[01:26:15]    A generation that created differently -Filmmakers and Musicians[01:32:21]    Leaving the Rockstar life- a different life- family -becoming a teacher[01:42:40]    Coming full circle- finding acceptance and satisfaction in evolving life[01:48:30]    Thanks for being here- where to find John and Nine Days plansLinksJohn’s  Linkshttp://www.ninedaysband.comTwitter@ninedaysbandLinks to Russ on YouTube and his Websites Movies partners