By popular demand, we are bringing back the very successful pilot season audition boot camp class. The class empowers artists to develop a killer audition process by introducing a proprietary and revolutionary new approach to auditioning, by demystifying their relationship to the camera and by helping to change their attitudes and expectations. It’s the time of year when we as actors are hoping and praying that we’ll get a call from our agents, sending us out to audition for the pilot or film that could inevitably change our lives. It’s a time of year when tensions, expectations, and heart rates are elevated. Every meeting, cold reading, audition, callback, producers meeting, and network reading becomes a potential source of hara-kiri or Seppuku (a form of ritual disembowelment, practiced by Japanese samurai, especially to rid oneself of shame).
Sometimes, great actors walk into those rooms and fail to deliver the potential of their talent. Some choice is not fully committed to. Some idea that flashed across our minds like a brief and fleeting beam of light was ignored. Some “note”, be it solicited or not, sits at the forefront of our consciousness and has become the filter through which our impulses flow. I could go on, but we all know the variables of fear, embarrassment, and the expectation of failure. Few people enter a room expecting to win; most people enter a room trying not to lose. Their attention revolves around trying to avoid mistakes rather than delivering what their intentions and choices are. This class is about changing attitudes and routines that lead people to the same disastrous results.
It is my desire to create a game that will be fun to play because we are as prepared as we need to be, to play it successfully. Understanding, of course, that “successful” is relative to process and not result. (Definition of Relative: Dependent on or interconnected with something else; not absolute.)
The purpose of this class is to help the actor:
- Learn to make better choices in the audition process.
- Learn to trust yourself to make quicker choices.
- Learn how to create “good room”.
- Understanding yourself as a “product” and how to deliver it.
- Understanding the difference between who you are and what you do.
- Demystifying your relationship with the camera.
- Confronting the fear of auditioning.
- Developing a winning audition work ethic.
It is a 2-day intensive.