Look at your audition sides

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).

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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 🙂

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FREE Find The Funny Workshop – 5/31 & 6/2

If you audition for comedy but rarely book, you’re probably missing something. And our guess is that it’s one of these three things:

  • You’re trying to “be funny” and your work is falling flat.
  • You have missed the joke altogether
  • You haven’t nailed the format of the show

You’re not alone. Nailing a comedy audition requires the perfect combination of art and science. You cannot just wing it because unlike drama, comedy requires timing, precision, and understanding comedic structure.

We can in our help in our FREE Find The Funny Workshop.

Our Lead Instructor, Lilach Mendelovich, will walk you through the step-by-step Acting Pros process to “Find The Funny in every comedic audition.

This proven formula is designed to help you:

  • Understand the structure and rhythms in comedic writing, so that you can always deliver the joke
  • Find the balance between “too big” and “not big enough” so that you work never falls flat
  • Craft an audition in the style and format of the show (what goes in a sitcom won’t work in a dramedy)

So that you can handle any comedic audition material that comes your way.

You’ll leave this 2.5 hour in-person workshop with the ability to nail your comedic auditions like a pro!

Join us TONIGHT Thursday May 31 @ 7pm or Saturday June 2 @ 1pm

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT

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Don’t spoil the surprise

Don’t spoil the surprise

When you go into your audition, you’ve already read the script (one would hope).

You know exactly what is going to happen. But how do you behave as though you don’t?

It’s a tricky line to walk as an actor.  You don’t want to give away the end of the scene at the beginning.

In today’s video, Lilach Mendelovich shares a simple tool to use in your audition scenes so you don’t spoil the surprise!

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Expectation is a powerful thing in acting and in life. When you set the expectation to get something other than what happens in your audition scene, it will feel fresh, alive and spontaneous!

 

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FREE Find The Funny Workshop – Next Week In Los Angeles!

If you audition for comedy but rarely book, you’re probably missing something. And our guess is that it’s one of these three things:

  • You’re trying to “be funny” and your work is falling flat.
  • You have missed the joke altogether
  • You haven’t nailed the format of the show

You’re not alone. Nailing a comedy audition requires the perfect combination of art and science. You cannot just wing it because unlike drama, comedy requires timing, precision, and understanding comedic structure.

We can in our help in our FREE Find The Funny Workshop.

Our Lead Instructor, Lilach Mendelovich, will walk you through the step-by-step Acting Pros process to “Find The Funny in every comedic audition.

This proven formula is designed to help you:

  • Understand the structure and rhythms in comedic writing, so that you can always deliver the joke
  • Find the balance between “too big” and “not big enough” so that you work never falls flat
  • Craft an audition in the style and format of the show (what goes in a sitcom won’t work in a dramedy)

So that you can handle any comedic audition material that comes your way.

You’ll leave this 2.5 hour in-person workshop with the ability to nail your comedic auditions like a pro!

Join us Thursday May 31 @ 7pm or Saturday June 2 @ 1pm

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT

 

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How To Handle One Line Auditions

How To Handle One Line Auditions

Auditions with one line are tricky!

How do you craft a solid audition with so little to work with?

How do you avoid the common traps of doing way too much, or not enough?

Today’s video, featuring our Lead Instructor Lilach Mendelovich, will show you how to handle one line auditions.

Remember, the most important job you have with a one line audition is to move the story forward!

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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.

Today’s video to the rescue!

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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FREE Social Media Workshop (Los Angeles)

“Navigating Social Media”

with Inetra Brazil

Thursday May 17 @ 7pm

Taught by actress and influencer Inetra Brazil, Navigating Social Media will explore the basics and fundamentals of social media and how it can be used for entertainment. This collaborative class will cover the types of content that works well on the most relevant platforms such as Instagram, Facebook (fan and personal page), and Twitter.
It is a great refresher for those of you with an established social media presence and those of you creating new accounts to get tips on how to strategize & maximize your effectiveness. 
Come to this hands-on workshop with any questions and learn how social media can improve your exposure, relationships, income and bookings!
This workshop takes place in our Glendale studio. See the link below for address and details:
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Don’t be a bother

When you think about following up with an industry professional you’ve met, do you ever think to yourself, “I don’t want to be a bother,”?

Today’s video will show you how to stop doing that!

It’s important to not only create connections for your acting career, but to maintain them. That means overcoming your fear of being a bother, to reach out and connect.

Don’t be shy!

Here’s a great tip to help you get out of your head and into action…

Don’t Be A Bother

Some simple ways of giving can be as easy as a shout out on social media, retweets, or offering to be a reader for a casting session.

Remember that relationships are built on trust, which can only be earned over time. Earn the right to ask for things by giving first, asking second, and you will never have to worry about being a bother.

Leave a comment. How have you strengthened an industry relationship by giving (rather than trying to get)?

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How NOT to be a Social Media E-Creep

How NOT to be a Social Media E-Creep

Social media has become a major factor in casting decisions.

No matter what your personal opinion is about this fact, checking up on an actor’s social media presence is becoming industry standard.

But don’t lose heart! Anyone can build a social media following.

However, there’s a vast difference between using social media, and building a following.  If you find you’ve been simply lurking on social media, but not comfortable engaging with other users, today’s video is for you!

How NOT to be a Social Media E-Creep

The next time your fear or doubt is preventing you from putting yourself out there, remember the 4 C’s!

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