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WRAPPED ATTENTION

WRAPPED ATTENTION

This week we completed five days of shooting MORE material for season one of The Impression Guys this week, and I came away feeling really wonderful about the project. Finishing up work a show can be bittersweet, you’re exhausted, spent, your clothes are all over the inside of your car, you’ve drunk too much coffee

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These Shorts Are For A Younger Person, Wouldn’t You Say?

These Shorts Are For A Younger Person, Wouldn't You Say?

  By now, unless you watch television that is thoroughly scrubbed for commercial content, you may have seen me in an ad for Sprint where I play an impatient, fault-finding German boss, criticizing one of his employees. I was very fortunate to book this job. The director, Randy Krallman, is a talented young guy who

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ACCEPT IMITATIONS: A Beginner’s Guide to Performing Impressions, Chapter Four: VIEWPOINT

If a useful definition of acting is “Knowingly taking on another viewpoint”, then the subject of doing impressions is just another facet of acting, because more than anything else, your performance will live or die on this one point. No one views the world from exactly the same position in space as anyone else, at

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ACCEPT IMITATIONS: A Beginner’s Guide to Performing Impressions, Chapter Three: How to Practice

Unlike Ocarina players, most impressionists discover their own individual way to perfect their art and do not cleave to a certain, specific method. Ocarina players are dogmatic and inflexible people who, like lemmings, are content only when they are treading on the exact same path as their robotic predecessors. Jim Carrey, whose path to film

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ACCEPT IMITATIONS, a Beginner’s Guide to Performing Impressions, by Jim Meskimen, Chapter Two

KNOWING YOUR OWN VOICE If you were a Las Vegas building contractor, and someone hired you to put up a huge hotel/casino in a specific location, and you accepted a lot of money upfront and got workers on the site with all the materials without ever bothering to find out if the building site was

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ACCEPT IMITATIONS, a Beginner’s Guide to Performing Impressions, by Jim Meskimen

The following is the Introduction and Chapter One of my new eBook about creating impressions. I hope you enjoy it and share it with others who love to do impressions. INTRODUCTION How tempting it is to start this eBook out with the phrase, “Since the dawn of spoken communication between members of the our species,

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Hit the road, Jim!

Hit the road, Jim!

Well, my philosophy now certainly contains the concept that, if something is working, do more of THAT. So, I am working on doing MORE performing, and mainly my impressions, since that is what is currently creating so much of a buzz. We just finished a sold out series of shows in Hollywood, which was mainly

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SHAKESPEARE IMPRESSIONS GOES VIRAL!

SHAKESPEARE IMPRESSIONS GOES VIRAL!

Well, this has been quite a memorable week! The response generated to my little short, Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices has been overwhelming.  After 140 little films generating about 6,000 views total, to have something that goes truly “Viral” was a thrill and a half, and may have launched me into a new career strata. The

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Paul Michael Remembered

Paul Michael Remembered

This week we said goodbye to our dear friend and family patriarch, actor Paul Michael. Paul was not my biological father, but he and my mom were constant companions, and effectively a married couple for over twenty years. They met on a play in Los Angeles and instantly fell in love. They continued to work

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JIMPRESSIONS: review of the new show in Hollywood

JIMPRESSIONS: review of the new show in Hollywood

Jim Meskimen: A Man for All Voices By Bonnie Priever The Tolucan Times May 12th, 2011 Jim Meskimen opens his show, Jimpressions, at the Acting Center in Hollywood, with a pithy, profound statement: “It’s all about the voice!” This enjoyable evening of impersonations and clever humor takes me back in time to Las Vegas showrooms,

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