casting director & acting teacher

Syllabus

Below are examples of the types of techniques covered in my online class in commercial auditioning technique.  Please contact my dear friend and colleague, Peter Pamela Rose of Acting Business Boot Camp, who administers class bookings, at actingbusinessbootcamp@gmail.com, for upcoming dates and pricing.  (Scroll down for all the information.)

The Basics
This class will introduce you to general commercial auditioning techniques, as well as delve into theories of advertising.  We’ll review several pieces of copy, and you’ll learn how to read a script in a way that reflects the intentions of the advertiser, as well as explore the significant differences between commercial and theatrical texts.

Copy
This class continues the foundations begun during Week One.  You’ll work on a piece of copy (provided a few days earlier), and learn how to connect to it in a manner personal and specific to you as an individual.  We’ll continue to investigate, among other things, how energy, enthusiasm and making the most specific choices possible can make or break your audition.

Improv
This class puts an emphasis on improvisation and how it can help you stand out from the crowd.  You’ll be given some scripts ahead of time and asked to prepare “improvisations” for review in class.

One-liners
This class explores the challenges presented when your commercial script consists of only one line.

Self-tapes
You’ll be provided with a commercial script and a non-verbal scenario, and asked to submit a self-tape for each, prior to class.  During class we’ll watch both, and I’ll provie tips and techniques for sharpening your work.