3 Ways To Take Ownership Of Your Audition

  The tried and true process of screen tests is not going to change anytime soon. Actors prepare a character and deliver in front of a person or panel who sit in judgment. Now add the technical strait jacketing of a audition studio and you have an environment akin to a creative gulag. I have a different impression to share …

7 Audition Tips from The Audition Technique Founder Greg Apps

  When you’re in an audition, it’s not always going to go according to plan. You may be distracted by something. This can be referred to as a spontaneous moment. You may view this moment as a mistake but it’s not. That spontaneity is memorable for a casting agent and it’s what makes you unique. Think about actors like Jim …

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Acting Classes Online – The Audition Technique

The least creative experience of your acting journey is auditioning. It is this experience that makes or breaks an actor’s career. You must connect to the Casting Director in a way that they want to see more of you. Learn how to deliver your best tapes and make the most of your audition opportunities this Pilot Season. Becoming a celebrated …

For Actor Audition Success, Prepare Nothing

In the classic online scene from Entourage, the character Johnny Drama played by Kevin Dillon in his ‘audition’ for CSI that “Just tell me what you want. Because I can do it a million ways” What do you want? Tell me what to do, what to play, what emotion to give and I will gladly give it to you. Actors …

Two Words To Avoid In Your Audition Prep

How to Prepare For Audition When you receive your audition sides, you are excited about what they can create. There are no boundaries. No restrictions. Then you start to lock things down. You start to prepare exactly what you will do at any and every moment in the scene. Many times this is driven by the writer notes. Most likely that …

One Difference Between Auditioning and Performing

As a casting director you expect me to be silent and polite during your audition. And yes, I am. But if you come in to my audition space, and you deliver a pre-set, pre-conceived, pre-plotted, totally locked down delivery, then I will start to yawn a bit…quite a bit. Why? Because I am seeing these same lines of dialogue delivered …

The Obvious Choice Is Usually The Wrong Choice

The dentist chair is a wonderful place to consider what sort of performance to deliver for your next audition. I had the great fortune to undergo a tooth extraction the other day, and while I was looking at the TV screen in the ceiling – oh yes, it was an expensive dentist – the soothing sound of the drill in my ears, …

Why A Pitch Perfect Audition Does Not Work

Audition for Television or Film When you are going for an audition for television or film,  it is imperative you keep this in mind: Avoid pitch perfect audition. As an actor, facing a great audition opportunity for a big role, your goal is to deliver a perfect audition. You beat yourself up if you miss a line or a pause because …

How To Do An Oscar Nominated Audition

There is an auditioning lesson to be learned by every actor in Birdman (2014). If you have not seen it there are no spoilers here! You are safe. When I saw it, I was struck by the freedom of the actors. Their freedom in the frame. Director Alejandro Inarritu allows the actors to roam freely around the set, directing the camera …