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
How many reels do you need, really? Should you have one all-encompassing reel? Or separate ones for comedy & drama? Here are some general guidelines to help you decide.Important note: All agents and managers will have their own preferences, so please ask yours if you’ve got ‘em! If you’re flying solo or they aren’t giving you clear direction, this one’s for you. WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR … [Read more...] about How Many Reels Do You Need?
Sick of writing at Starbucks with that super-loud jazz blasting in the background? Here are 5 non-coffee shop places to write your masterpiece! 1. Hotel Lobbies Most hotels have free wifi and wide-open lobbies where you can work for hours without being interrupted. Bonus points for a bar-area that offers snacks and cocktails if that’s your thang. 2. Mall Food Courts Check out … [Read more...] about 5 Places To Write (That Aren't Coffee Shops)
After you’ve worked so hard to book that job and delivered a flawless performance on set, you’re gonna want that footage! If not for your demo reel, at least for the memories!Getting your footage isn’t always easy. No matter your situation, I hope I can help you here. PLANNING AHEAD The best way to set yourself up for footage success is to plan ahead. While on set: if you have another … [Read more...] about How To Get Your Footage From Anywhere
“Tristen’s got a checklist for everything!”My friends often tease me for my love of The Container Store, new iPhone apps, and checklists. They think I LOVE to be organized.But I’ll share my dirty little secret. I don’t love to be organized - I’m actually a bit of a mess. But I absolutely HATE being stressed. And that hate far outweighs my desire to be “laid back” about the important … [Read more...] about Leaving Your Auditions To Chance? Swipe My Free Checklist!