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How to create a powerful, effective audition

by | Jan 12, 2017 | Blog

It’s Pilot Season and AUDITIONS are on the brain! Are you ready to play the Audition Game…and win? It’s time to bring your A-game into the audition room. When you get to a certain level of auditioning, everyone is a good actor. How do you stand out with a powerful, effective audition? Find out in today’s video, when Wendy Davis incorporates the first three steps of how powerful technique, The Audition Game. Watch the before and after to see the incredible difference just a few steps of the Audition Game can make in your work! What is The Audition Game? A step-by-step technique that turns your auditions from a monumental event into a game you can play and win. The Audition Game gives you a protocol to create powerful auditions, even when you’re short on time. What Steps Did Wendy Use in this Audition? Step 1 Scene Shift: The direction in which the story moves for your character. Every scene will shift from positive to negative, or negative to positive. Your character must live out the journey of the scene shift, moment to moment, to forward the story. All scenes shift. Step 2 Moment of Decision: A moment where your character weighs his/her options (Should I do this… or not). Your character has to make a decision. Moment of Discovery: A moment in a scene when your character has been provided new information by another character, the situation, or a self discovery. Step 3 Create a Strong Beginning/Ending: Bookend the scene to make yourself stand out. Use simple physical movement to create the moment before (which is in alignment...

What is “Spaghetti Syndrome” and do you have it?!?

by | Jan 5, 2017 | Blog

What is “Spaghetti Syndrome” and do you have it?!? Do you suffer from the mysterious ailment affecting actors near and far? Watch today’s video to find out (and what you can do about it)! Remember that Spaghetti Syndrome can be cunning – when your acting goals are here, there and everywhere, you get busy doing a lot of “stuff.” But busy doesn’t necessarily mean productive. To cure your Spaghetti Syndrome, and build forward career momentum, spend time getting clear and specific about your acting goals, then make sure your plan of action is in alignment with those goals! Hit The Ground Running This Pilot Season! FREE WORKSHOP: Audition Secrets From A Series Regular Are you an LA-based actor? Reserve your spot for our FREE AUDITION WORKSHOP in January 2017. Pilot Season is just around the corner. Hit the ground running with this powerful audition workshop. Click here for dates + details. It’s FREE ans spots are LIMITED! Please like &...

Keep it tight!

by | Dec 29, 2016 | Blog

Keep it tight! The holiday break is the perfect time to rest, recharge, and check out. Down time is just as important to your productivity and success as taking action. But…if you let your downtime go on too long, your acting and business muscles can get flabby. The longer you stay at rest, the harder it is to get moving again. We’re here to help! Check out today’s video to help you stay in shape. FREE WORKSHOP: Audition Secrets From A Series Regular Are you an LA-based actor? Reserve your spot for our FREE AUDITION WORKSHOP in January 2017. Pilot Season is just around the corner. Hit the ground running with this powerful audition workshop. Click here for dates. It’s FREE!   Please like &...

Announcing the Holiday Scholarship WINNERS

by | Dec 17, 2016 | Blog

For our Holiday Scholarship Contest we promised to give away 4 scholarships to BOTH our digital programs: Audition Game Pro Digital Wendy’s 10-part, step-by-step audition technique to create powerful auditions that book work. Auditions To Offers Emily 4-part marketing program to create your own acting opportunities and build relationships with the people who can hire you for the work you really want to do. But we’re not going to do that. Nope. Instead of giving away 4 scholarships…we are giving away 8! What?!? Yeah! In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, here are the 8 Scholarship Winners: Catherine Cobb Ryan Christina Nelson Dorit Oitzinger Fanni Compton Jasmine Price Mark Oliphant Nay Nay Kirby Vincent Chimato Congrats to all the winners! And if you didn’t win the contest, thank you for taking the time to enter, spread the word, and show up for your career in a powerful way. Being an actor takes dedication, unwavering commitment, and guts! Keep taking action, we believe in you! Please like &...

What is “Over the Top?”

by | Dec 15, 2016 | Blog

What is “Over the Top?” Have you ever heard the dreaded acting note, “Too big” or “Over the Top?” What does that even mean?! You know it when you see another actor doing it – trying too hard, pushing to get some emotion, but it just feels fake…but how can you tell when you’re doing it? Watch today’s video to find out! What’s “Over The Top?” Do you have a system in place to test your choices, and find what’s “just right”? Leave a comment below! Want to win Audition Game Pro Digital FOR FREE? In the spirit of the holiday season, we are GIVING AWAY this powerful program. PLUS we’re including the digital marketing training Auditions To Offers. 4 lucky actors will win BOTH of these digital program. ENTER TO WIN! Please like &...

“Why have I never seen you before?”

by | Dec 8, 2016 | Blog

“Why have I never seen you before?” When you walk into a casting office for the first time, you want to make a great impression. Wouldn’t it be great to hear the Casting Director say, “Why haven’t I seen you before???” That’s exactly what happened to Audition Game Pro student Tarina P. Not only did she make a great impression, she booked the role! Only to find out later, her fellow classmate, Thai, booked the same episode, playing her husband. Find out how these two actors used The Audition Game to book their latest roles… Want to win Audition Game Pro Digital FOR FREE? In the spirit of the holiday season, we are GIVING AWAY this powerful program. PLUS we’re including the digital marketing training Auditions To Offers. 4 lucky actors will win BOTH of these digital program. ENTER TO WIN! Leave a comment. Do you have a step-by-step audition process that gives you confidence in the room? Please like &...

Who are you doing this for?

by | Nov 24, 2016 | Blog

Who are you doing this for? Happy Thanksgiving from Acting Pros! We are so grateful for you. The holidays can be a time of celebration. But, they can also be awkward and uncomfortable when Aunt Ginny starts asking, “When are you going to get a real job?” Whether you feel thrilled about the current state of your career, or maybe not so much, remember that the impact you have as an actor is much bigger than you. There’s a question we like to ask ourselves before an audition, a writing session, or teaching our classes to help us get out of our own way and bring our very best to the table. Find out what we mean in today’s video. Who Are You Doing This For? Acting Pros was created to inspire and empower YOU to have the professional, sustainable career you truly want. Thank You for letting us into your world and trusting us to help you get there. Happy Thanksgiving! Please like &...

Look at your audition sides

by | Nov 17, 2016 | Blog

Look at your audition sides Being off book is the ideal scenario in every audition that comes your way. But it isn’t realistic. Sometimes you just can’t be off book. Whether you got the audition at the last minute, or the you’re preparing 11 pages of dialogue heavy scenes, there are times when you simply can’t memorize everything. What to do? Today’s video will show you what NOT to do…(and of course provide a solution). Check it out below: In the event that you can’t get off book in time for the audition, ACCEPT IT. Then don’t be afraid to look at your sides when you need to. It’s ok, we promise 🙂 Leave a comment. Was this video helpful to you? Please like &...

The Curse Of The Totem Pole

by | Nov 3, 2016 | Blog

The Curse Of The Totem Pole Although Halloween is over, there’s still time to address the spooky curse afflicting auditioning actors everywhere. It’s called The Curse Of The Totem Pole, and you just may be the next victim! Find out what Totem Pole is (and how to free yourself of this dreaded curse)… The Curse Of The Totem Pole Don’t let Totem Pole get the best of you! Use simple physical movement to tell the story of your audition scene. Leave a comment. Was this video helpful? Please like &...

What’s your character’s Personality Type?

by | Oct 27, 2016 | Blog

What’s your character’s Personality Type? Have you ever picked up an audition script and thought, “Yes! This is exactly the way I would think and act,”? Most likely, you and your character share the same personality type. On the other hand, have you looked at a scene and wondered, “Why would my character do that? It makes no sense!” If your character’s behavior doesn’t make sense to you, odds are you have a different personality type. In our class series, Audition Game Pro, one of our most important steps is to identify the Personality Type of your character. In an ideal world, you would have plenty of time to explore the psyche, motivation, and worldview of your character. But let’s be real. The turn around time on an audition can be less than 24 hours (in some cases much less!). If you’re going in for a character who’s personality type is far removed from who you are, it can feel impossible to create a compelling audition in a short amount of time. Enter the Personality Type Funsheet. Check out today’s video to find out the 4 Main Personality Types you’ll encounter in every script that comes your way… Now download the Personality Type Funsheet. Use it to identify your character’s main personality type, and traits. This will help you quickly create audition choices in alignment with your character’s personality traits (especially when it’s different from your natural way of being). This funsheet is directly from the Audition Game Pro Digital program (and we usually save it for students of the class) so get it while you can! Leave a comment. What personality type are you? How can this funsheet...
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