With the industry shifting towards self-tapes as the standard for auditioning, this class will teach you to set yourself apart from other actors and help you answer these important questions:
- Performance-wise, does your uniqueness resonate on camera?
- Can you create a relationship with the character(s) that you’re talking to?
- Do you utilize the frame to tell a story?
- Do you know that you’re a genius until proven otherwise and that you should trust your instincts?
- Do you have a grasp of your casting?
- Do you know and believe that it’s your job to lose?
- Technically speaking, do you have everything you need to showcase your artistry in your best light?
- Does your background complement your skin tone and create great contrast?
- Do your lighting and wardrobe make your eyes pop?
- Is your room set up for proper sound so that there is no reverberation or ambient sound?
In this Master Class, Richard Lawson and the guest instructor assess working actors on their technical setups and both technical and emotional aspects of their performance. Both working and observing students will walk away with a greater reality on what it takes to create a self-tape audition that looks professional and showcases their skillsets.
This master class will be taught by Richard Lawson with special guest, casting director Marci Liroff.
**Please note: there are 2 ticket types for this event.
All tickets are non-refundable.
$55 ticket = you will turn in a self-tape audition and receive an assessment by Richard and Marci Liroff during the class. Audition tapes are due by April 6th at 10 AM PST.
FOR WORKING ACTORS: Self-tape instructions will be sent in your confirmation email from Eventbrite. Please make sure that your email address is accurate, as our response will be sent to you to the email provided. Only those who follow the instructions and get their tapes in ON TIME will receive an assessment. Please make sure you get your tapes in EARLY to account for any technical difficulties or errors in submission! Read everything CAREFULLY!
$20 ticket = you will receive access to be a student in the class and learn from the assessments of the working actor’s auditions.
All tickets include access to the Q&A following the assessments where you will be able to ask your questions. (Due to a high number of attendees, we cannot guarantee your question will be asked, however, we will do our best to get to as many questions as possible with the time allotted)
Disclaimer: This class is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/producer/director teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to headshots or resumes. All classes will be recorded for archival purposes.
While we do allow minors to be part of these classes, please be advised that this program may include explicit, sexual, disturbing or offensive content and is intended for mature audiences only.
About Marci Liroff”
Marci Liroff’s extensive credits as a casting director span more than 60 films and television.
While working at the renowned casting office of Fenton-Feinberg Casting she, along with Mike Fenton, cast such films as Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story and Porky’s; the Academy Award-nominated Poltergeist; Steven Spielberg’s E.T.– The Extra Terrestrial and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.
After establishing her own casting company in 1983, MARCI LIROFF CASTING, Liroff cast several successful films including Footloose, St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, The Iron Giant, The Spitfire Grill, Untamed Heart, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Vampire Academy, The Sublime and Beautiful, which she produced as well, and the upcoming Magic Camp from Disney+.
In addition to casting film and television, Liroff is an acting coach working with actors in person and worldwide thru Zoom, Skype and FaceTime.
In 2019, Liroff became a certified Intimacy Coordinator working on film and television.
Liroff is a proud member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Casting Society of America, CSA.