If you're new to the Scene Study Series, check out this other post on I AM THE NIGHT. This series is meant to sharpen your acting skills by examining scenes that could be confusing in an audition or don't seem like much on the page. You'll have a chance to think about how you would handle the script, and then see what the pros did to bring it to life. This week, let's look at SUCCESSION. … [Read more...] about Scene Study: Succession
You’ve finally landed a big, sassy audition for tomorrow and eeeeek, there’s a LOT of words. You’re scrambling to find someone to cover your shift and get home to do some much-needed memorization. But how important is it to be off-book in your auditions?This question comes up a lot from actors new to the industry. But seasoned pros find themselves still wondering the same thing. Allow me to dispel … [Read more...] about Do You Need To Be Off-Book In Auditions?
In this post, we'll talk about the art of memorizing lines and "crying on cue." But we're gonna go about it a little differently. My favorite podcast right now is Akimbo from “my boyfriend Seth Godin.” It has absolutely nothing to do with acting but I always find nuggets of wisdom I can apply to my acting career. Some favorite episodes that I’d recommend you check out are: “You’re It”, “Finite and … [Read more...] about Learning to Juggle & Results-Based Acting
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
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
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