Actors in the Digital Age - Your Acting Career and Self-Taped Auditions

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Actors in the Digital Age - Your Acting Career and Self-Taped Auditions

This lecture covers the professional actor's career from submission through the self-taped or in-person audition.

By Kendall Robbins

When and where

Date and time

July 8, 2020 · 5pm - July 30 · 2pm PDT

Location

Online

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

About this event

When auditioning, are your performances strong and compelling whether on video or in the casting session? Are you creating strong self-taped auditions? Are your self-taped auditions even being opened and viewed?

As the self-taped audition has become a more common method of auditioning, I have noticed that actors are often making technical and creative decisions that can hurt them in the casting process. In casting sessions, I see talented actors who, because of weak choices, nervous habits, lack of direction, etc., do not get the callback or role. This class will address those things that may prevent you from getting the role, the callback, and even the chance to have your audition seen.

This lecture is open to actors of all levels from novice to experienced professional.

Host: Casting Director, Alison McBryde

Topics of the include:

Calling cards—pictures, resumes, etc.

Developing participants’ career from where they are

Agents and Managers

The professional actor in the digital age—submissions, emails, etc.

Lights, Camera, Action!—successful self-taped auditions

Slates—following directions

Performance—preparation

Post Production—editing your audition video

Do’s and Dont's

Q&A

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions prior to their lectures so that the session can be more tailored to the goals and interests of each group. There will also be a short break in the middle of the class at which time questions that may have come up will be reviewed and some chosen to answer during the second half of the class.

Class Size is Limited: Please register at least 48 hours in advance.

Important Note: Once you have purchased your ticket, please contact Kendall Robbins at castingall@yahoo.com to register for your class and to be added to the Zoom invitation list at least 24 hours prior to your class. You will need a link and invitation to Zoom to join the class.

About the Instructor: Casting Director, Alison McBryde, has over 15 years of experience in teaching and coaching and over 20 years as a Casting Director. Her current and past students have had leads and featured roles in numerous movies including "Lee Daniel's The Butler," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Steve Jobs," "The Lovely Bones," and "Miami Vice." They have appeared as series regulars, in recurring and guest-starring roles in TV series. To see her film and TV casting credits go to: IMDB.

Age Recommendations: Open to actors of all levels from novice to experienced professional with some auditioning experience and/or plans to audition in the future. This class is best for actors 16-years-old and older. Actors between 12- and 15-years-old may with parental permission if they have some prior training and experience in auditioning. Parents of younger actors should contact us regarding future classes and private coaching.

Technical Requirements: These services are available for “remote” learning to anyone with access to the internet and a device with a microphone and webcam. Please check that your device meets the requirements to run Zoom prior to purchase.

These services are for educational and professional development purposes only and will not secure nor provide an opportunity for employment and/or representation. The goal is to help each actor develop their professional skills, improve and perfect their audition technique, and strengthen their performance so they will be more successful in future auditions and in their careers.

About the organizer

Organized by
Kendall Robbins