acting 101: #15 “Yes! And then…!” (improv exercise)

Are you in need of an acting exercise that you can do wherever and whenever? I'd like to introduce to you a fun and fast-paced game to squeeze in during busy days: Yes! And then...! is the perfect game to play with a friend or collegue to get your creativity and focus flowing! Read on [...]

end-of-summer feel-good movies

Let's face it, summer 2017 is history. Fall or -- for those of you who are not completely ready to let go of the word "summer" yet -- Indian Summer has started. It's happening. Whereas I feared this seasonal change this year as for the German summertime lacking constant warm temperatures and therefore made this [...]

acting 101: #14 ten words, one story (impro exercise)

When improvising, we need to be creative and think beyond given situations to create new ones. I'd like to present to you a good exercise to train that exact skill: I call it ten words, one story (if you've been around my acting 101, you know how I like to make up names for already existing [...]

L. A. SUMMER LOVE: Playlist Yoga & Urth Caffé (WeHo) & San Marino tour

Travelling for me means experiencing the culture and lifestyle of the place I visit and getting to know how the locals live. I love to really live at the place I travel to by participating in activities and connecting with locals. Just then I feel like I grow through the experience and soak it all [...]

L. A. SUMMER LOVE: Le Pain Quotidien (WeHo), Joshua Tree Park & Las Vegas

During my California travels in June, we took a little short trip over to Las Vegas. Not having any expectations as I assumed that the gambler's city in midst the Nevada desert would not make it to my "Top 5 Cities in the World" (or "Top 50" for that matter) list anyway, I was still [...]

acting 101: #13 wild walks

I had the most inspiring acting class two weeks ago. Thanks to one of my favorite teachers, I felt like no time had passed since my last acting lesson in Cologne (over a month did pass in fact, but I got to take an acting lesson whilst my travel in Los Angeles at Gray Studios [...]

quick critique: heart-warming summer musical movie “Mamma Mia”

"Mamma mia, here I go again – my my, how can I resist you?" Have you started to sing along the second you read this columns title? 🙂 Mamma Mia! is catchy. It is vivid. It is pure passion -- passion for love and for life. Oh the sweet scenery... The movie was shot on [...]

acting 101: #12 Auditing David Rountree’s Camera Acting Workshop at Gray Studios, North Hollywood

David Rountree is a talented actor and great producer (check out his IMDb profile). He also teaches acting at Gray Studios in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. I got to audit one of his classes in June 2017 during my L. A. Summer Love experience. Being an acting enthusiast, entering the doors of a renowned acting [...]

acting 101: #11 double-take

Have you ever consciously noticed the double-take happening in movies & on television? In real life, it happens more often than we are aware of (& not rarely does it cause me to stumble or fall, you with me?): You are heading somewhere, absorbed in thought, when suddenly, something particular catches your attention from the [...]

L. A. SUMMER LOVE – PALMS EDITION 

Majestic palms High up in the sunny blue sky Enjoying star like summer days And crystal like bright night stars The joys of L. A. summer love are countless Each moment to be treasured Each smile to be captured -your tiny woman in a giant world