Tag Archives: preparation

Protecting Yourself On Set

June 9, 2015 | (4 comments).

Your on set prep between shots makes the difference in your performance when camera rolls. This weekend, I had the honor of directing some extremely talented actors in an intense indie drama. These actors really know how to "bring it" with every take - I felt completely secure with their abilities. I knew that I could count on my talented actors 100% to deliver…

When I get bummed out, I use crayons.

October 27, 2014 | (9 comments).

I'll admit. I got really bummed out the other day. How long does it take to get "there"?  Why can't I, as a filmmaker, get that one person who can make a difference to say "I WILL HELP YOU" and "YOU CAN COUNT ON ME". The more I let myself dip into a feeling of despair, I notice…

Your Own Spin-Off

September 15, 2014 | (4 comments).

It's time to inspire people to create roles for you.  Do you realize that something special that you bring to your role (just by being you) could actually tip the creative team off to a brand new idea about how to develop the character? The script, the words on the page, are really just a…

Good cop, Bad cop

May 12, 2014 | No Comments.

There is a missing ingredient in your camera audition that many of you are overlooking, and therefore missing a HUGE opportunity for your character. Audition Scenario: you are auditioning for a suspect in an interrogation room. Law & Order, Person of Interest, The Good Wife. There are two detectives in the scene with you. You…

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…

At Ease, Actors

September 16, 2013 | No Comments.

An actor walks into a bar... No, actually it goes like this.... An actor walks into an audition and shows me everything she's got.  It's a performance of a lifetime.  Full emotions and range are shown.  Wow, this actor has really prepared and is on fire! The only glitch is that I, the audience, ain't connecting to…

Trying to do the “Right” audition

November 16, 2012 | No Comments.

"I messed up my lines in the audition room! And I didn't get to do it again", said a lovely actor who called to give me a review of her audition which we had just prepped together.  While she knew not to be hung up on it, she still felt she had royally messed up. …