Tag Archives: audition

Genres (Mumblecore!)

June 2, 2017 | No Comments.

How versed in genres are you as an actor? I ask because I am finally starting to understand one genre that I have resisted for a long time - Mumblecore. Genre: Mumblecore A subgenre of independent film characterized by naturalistic acting and dialogue (often improvised), low-budget film production, an emphasis on dialogue over plot, and…

Know Your Politics

February 6, 2017 | (1 comment).

TODAY'S TIP: Know your politics I never thought I'd be giving this note to actors. In one day, I coached four different TV show auditions, including two pilots, and ALL of them were specifically reflective of today's current political events.  Your network TV shows are dealing with the "Muslim Ban", women and sexual harassment from a man…

Develop your Philosophy

January 14, 2016 | No Comments.

We were in the Alumni Gym last night, working hard and thinking DEEPLY about acting on camera. Beyond just discussing techniques. I said to the group last night that I feel I need to add to my class descriptions the following: "Develop your PHILOSOPHY about on-camera acting, instead of just focusing on the techniques." Together, we…

The Art of Self-Tape

October 11, 2015 | (3 comments).

Are you being asked to film yourself for an audition? Times have changed. In an ideal audition world, actors are asked to come to the casting office to be coached by the Casting Director and also recorded for viewing by the Creative Team.  Or, even better, the Director is in the actual room and works…

Under 5 does not mean Under Whelm

October 30, 2013 | No Comments.

This is a longer blog - read it all for the little nuggets I'm revved up about!Tis the season for Under 5 auditions for Television and Film. In the audition world, this means an audition for a character that has "under 5" lines.I have been seeing these a lot in my coaching sessions and am interested in…

Post-Audition Blues

July 23, 2012 | No Comments.

Listen to the sound of the broken record:  It is all about the journey and the process.  You know this motto intellectually, and now it is time to deepen your relationship with that concept regarding the business of acting.I frequently suggest to actors to leave the audition behind after the audition, and move on. Because…

Open Call – what you want to know

June 29, 2012 | No Comments.

  Yesterday we had an Open Call for our feature film, That White Girl.  We are seeking a special lead actor to carry every frame of this film.  The entire story will flourish based on the performance of this actress.  So, we are on the hunt... For our Open Call, we did Interviews with actresses. …

Opinions From The Other Side

March 14, 2012 | No Comments.

I started teaching On-Camera Auditioning and Acting again after a one year hiatus.  It sure feels good to be back in the room with artists interested in not only developing their craft, figuring out why they may be stuck, pushing themselves to the next level, but also to feed my own creativity in this exchange!In…