I recently went through all of my folders on my laptop and found a few audition clips. For some reason, I thought it would be a great idea to share them. If nothing else you can learn from my mistakes and see that I actually do speak and don’t just type into a screen :). Here’s to being vulnerable!
Tip 1 – If you have a last second audition and have to have an accent that you aren’t sure how to pull off either speak in your regular accent or hire a private accent coach IMMEDIATELY. This was a last minute audition for a South African character named Pushy in Blue Crush 2.
Tip 2 – Be as creative as possible when you have the freedom to do so. My manager Mark Blake got me a last minute audition for a character named Smart. They simply gave me the lines and asked me to record it, but I decided to create the action (applying makeup).
Tip 3 – KNOW your frame! This was shot during a recent Master’s Commercial Callback class. After 7 years I should know to sit with my legs closed in a dress but I assumed that they were shooting from the waist up. I was wrong! And that’s okay, but if you don’t know your frame ask the casting director.
Tip 4 – If your coach tells you that you can choose a scene to prepare, pick a scene that you love. Learn your lines backwards and forwards and be confident! This is your chance to let go and have fun.