You’ve got a highly under-utilized commercial audition secret weapon in your pocket: your cell phone camera! Here are my tips on what to snap! CALLBACK AND BOOKING DETAILS Generally, the callback and booking dates for the job you’re auditioning for are posted near the sign-out sheet. Snap a photo so you can plan to be available after you crush it in the room. THE … [Read more...] about Your Secret Commercial Audition Weapon
What’s the deal with signing out at auditions? The details can get confusing so I hope to help in this post. But you are running your own business and must do what feels right to you. This is my opinion for you to chew on and draw your own conclusions. THE PURPOSE OF THE SIGN-IN SHEET At every SAG-AFTRA audition, you'll find a sign-in sheet that casting will turn into the union. Among … [Read more...] about Should You Sign Out For Commercial Auditions?
Welcome back for Part Three of Auditioning for Commercials. If you missed Part One and Part Two, check them out! 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 people may include a casting director or assistant, … [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. 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? It doesn’t hurt! However, it’s not uncommon to see the script for the first time when you arrive at … [Read more...] about How To Audition For Commercials: Part 2