Welcome back for Part Three of Auditioning for Commercials. Today we’re going to talk about the callback and get a little perspective from the decision maker’s side. A commercial callback is very different from your first audition. There will be many more people in the room watching you. These will usually include a casting director or assistant, the director, representatives from the ad agency, … [Read more...] about Auditioning For Commercials Part 3
Using Ispot.tv is a great way to find your recent commercials and track when and where they’ve aired. But there’s an ongoing debate around tagging yourself in the commercial so people know it’s you. So what’s the right answer.First of all, there is no “correct” answer, it’s a personal preference. Let’s discuss factors you might consider before tagging yourself. WHO IS LOOKING AT … [Read more...] about Should You Tag Your Commercials On Ispot?
You’ve done the research, asked around for referrals, crushed the showcase game, and made those scary phone calls. You finally got a meeting with your dream agent… now what? Here are five quick tips to prepare for a sexy agent meeting. STEP 1: “Tell me about yourself”! It’s the one question you KNOW you’re gonna get asked! Don’t wing it. Brainstorm the most important/interesting/exciting … [Read more...] about 5 Steps To A Sexy Agent Meeting
In How To Audition For Commercials Part 1 we talked about how to walk into the audition room like a booking machine. Now, I’ll share a few tips for the actual read. We’ll discuss memorization, staying positive, and commercial improv. Let’s do this! SHOULD I MEMORIZE THE SCRIPT? Doesn’t hurt! However, it’s not uncommon to see the script for the first time when you arrive at the … [Read more...] about How To Audition For Commercials: Part 2
This series is for those of you hoping to find a home in the commercial game because they’re certainly a whole other animal than “regular acting.” Auditioning for them is another skill set you’ll need to refine. I’d like to share with you a few lessons I’ve learned over the years while auditioning for commercials. 1. WATCH COMMERCIALS. I totally get the desire to fast forward through … [Read more...] about How To Audition For Commercials: Part 1
I was at my local farmer’s market last week, just browsing around. Ok, I’ll be honest, I was hunting for samples – get off my back!I passed several fruit vendors with baskets of strawberries without paying much attention. But one of them, toward the end, was offering free samples. Score!As I reached for a berry, the vendor gave me the deets: "These strawberries are locally grown, organic, and … [Read more...] about Selling Yourself As An Actor (Tips We Got From The Farmer’s Market)