Careers: Acting, Performing, Directing/eye blinking during test camera


hello Dear kenneth

I had did lot of test camera for modelling and acting purposes for few months ago ( for free ) in local casting agency office but unfortunately I didnt recieve any call till now

when I thinking what is the reason for this delay , I remebered that I have a problem with my eyes regarding allergy let me blinking ot squainting a lot sometime close my eyes when talking

I have attached a you tube 30 sec video of old test camera contain few eye disorder I mentioned

so please let me know regarding your expertise , is this problem me stumble me in model or acting career ? is this may be a reason where the casting directors may avoid me ?

last thing I have some website want to registered but they required a fees please check them to give me your opinion about their credability

thanks and best regards

Dear AO. Unfortantely, I do not have time to watch your videos, but I can tell you that it is very important that you do not have a lot eye movement on camera unless it is part of the action of the scene. Too much blinking could indeed be a reason why you have not been called prior to this time.  You need a special lesson in camera acting that includes special control of facial expression. Best regards, Doc.

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Kenneth D. Plonkey


Questions about acting and directing. Questions about getting started in a careeer. Questions about training and schooling for actors.


I am a retired film actor. I am a retired university theatre program director and professor. I am the author of "The Tao of Acting, Mentoring for the Aspiring Actor" to be published this summer.


BA, MA, PhD in Theatre Post graduate study with certificate in Media Acting

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John Golden Traveling Fellowship

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