The AUDITION MASTERY INTENSIVE for January 2020 is now COMPLETE! These folks pictured above did an awesome job. Their self-tapes were submitted on time and they used all of their resources to get themselves submitted. That already puts them above a group of actors who can't even seem to get their self-tapes turned in.
We worked on our acting and auditioning skills in class, talking about ways to stand out to a casting director, how to prep an audition script and how to enter and exit the room for an audition with a casting director.
Heidi Eklund, casting director of Hudson Valley Casting, watched the actors and gave feedback for each of their in-room auditions. She was very impressed with the enthusiasm everyone brought into the room.
We threw a few trip ups into the mix and occasionally asked folks to do a cold reading script to see how they did. The results of not having "line pressure" for the cold reads showed us how we have to let go of "line pressure" either by being completely memorized or by making sure we can easily reference the script during the audition in order to give us the best chance at acting the scene.
I think if you look through the audition tapes and compare the self-tapes to the improvements made "in-the-room" you'll see a big change. Now the trick is to get your self-tape auditions to look as professional as possible. Refer to your Audition Mastery Self-tape Checklists often!
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For those of you who missed out on the Audition Mastery Intensive, but are interested in brushing up on your audition skills before your next audition, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you the information for the next intensive.
Very impressive work, everyone! Please keep me posted about your auditions and how they go.
Wayne Pyle is a SAG/AFTRA/AEA actor, acting coach and adventurer living and creating in the Hudson Valley and beyond. His extensive film & tv credits can be seen on IMDb by CLICKING HERE.