Self Taped Vs. In The Room Auditions

Self Taped Vs. In The Room Auditions

Is there a difference between what you do in a self taped audition vs. in the room?

Yes there is!

Check out today’s video to find out how to create the strongest audition that fits the situation:

In the age of self taping, it’s important to know how much leeway you have to create the strongest performance.

Are you getting in the room for your auditions but not booking?

Do you put a ton of pressure on yourself when an audition comes your way?

What if you could learn a proven audition technique developed by a Series Regular that will not only help you love auditioning, but can help you book the job?

You’re in luck!

The Audition Game is a step-by-step audition technique created by actress Wendy Davis (star of Lifetime’s Army Wives) and taught at the Acting Pros Studio.  This proven technique has helped our students book co-stars, guest stars, starring film roles and Series Leads.

It just might be the missing link for you, too.

Are you ready to learn how to create powerful, effective auditions that book work? The steps of The Audition Game will show you how.

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How to create an audition that BOOKS

How to create an audition that BOOKS

Are you ready to play the Audition Game…and win?

Pilot Season is here, and the auditions are rolling in.

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.

So how do you stand out?

In today’s video, Wendy incorporates the first three steps of 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 with the scene).
Fully live out the last moment with a strong opinion and/or physical action.

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Audition Game Pro

Create powerful, effective auditions that book work.

Audition Game Pro is a 12-week class series that teaches you how to play The Audition Game…and win!

What is The Audition Game?

Created by 4-time Series Lead Wendy Davis, The Audition Game is an exact blueprint that shows you precisely what to do, when to do it, and how to do it with every audition. That way, you’ll, deliver exactly what producers and casting directors are looking for: engaging, outstanding, memorable auditions – every single time.
 
This technique has helped over 450 of our students book co-stars, guest stars, Series Leads and everything in between.
 
If you’re getting into the audition room but not booking the job, or you’re not booking as often as you’d like, we can help!
 
Audition Game Pro starts in February. Limited Spots Available.

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Let’s get physical

Let’s get physical

An audition scene that includes complicated physical movement can be tricky to play in the limitations of the audition room.

How much action do you include? What do you leave out?

Should you leave anything out?

So many questions to consider.

Don’t let the physicality of your audition scenes throw you off.

Check out today’s video with Lead Instructor Lilach Mendelovich!

Let’s Get Physical

Don’t be afraid to move in your auditions. Just be sure that the physicality is simplified for the set up of your audition room, and helps you tell the most important elements of the story.

Remember to test your choices before you get to the audition room. What seems like a good idea in your head, may not work out the way you imagined. Find out at home to so you can make a new choice!

Leave a comment. How do you handle physical movement in your audition? Do you test it out at home to see what works?

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It’s all about confidence in the audition room

It’s all about confidence in the audition room

What does it mean to have confidence in the audition room?

Do you set yourself up with an “if/then” equation?

If I memorize all my lines, then I’ll feel confident.”

“If I have enough time to prepare, then I’ll feel confident.”

Confidence isn’t a destination. It’s a way of being.

See what we mean in today’s video!

It’s All About Confidence

Now, what the actor did in his particular audition, may not fly in every casting office.  Not every casting director will let you play musical chairs with their furniture. In some cases, the big bold choice you prepared isn’t possible because the tripod is broken, or some other technical reason.

Remember that confidence is not about what you’re doing. It’s about how you’re doing it.

Don’t talk yourself out of bold choices before you even get to the audition room. Just be willing to roll with the punches if the office can’t accommodate what you planned. Casting wants to see you take bold risks. It makes their job easier!

Confidence is even more crucial  in comedy.

There are many roles and jokes in comedy that require you to do something weird or behave in a way that would be embarrassing for the majority of “normal” people (aka non-actors). But there is NO room for self consciousness in a comedy audition!

Most times it is confidence and full commitment to the humor that makes it funny! Think of your favorite funny actors and how they throw themselves into their performance with no reservation. Making those strong choices with confidence can make the difference between standing out and blending in.

Turning up your comedy confidence is what our “Find the Funny” class is ALL about! So if you wanna know how to find the jokes and delivering them with the confidence of a comedic genius join us for the next round of classes!

 

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What is “Over the Top?”

What is “Over the Top?”

Have you ever heard the dreaded acting note, “Too big” or “Over the Top?” What does that even mean?!

Especially when it comes to comedy finding a level that’s “just right” can be a struggle. We can tell when other actors are trying too hard, or pushing to get some emotion, and it just feels fake…but how can you tell when you’re doing it? And more importantly, how to avoid 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!