This workshop is designed to increase the knowledge and reduce the stress associated with preparing for a commercial audition. It will answer your questions regarding everything from what directors want to see from an auditioning actor, how to prepare for the audition, what cues to look for in a script, the do’s and don’ts of the audition process, what to wear and how to prepare for camera.
Each actor will be given a commercial script and will have the opportunity to perform/audition in front of the class. This portion will be video taped and seen live by the rest of the class, so we can all learn from the nuances of an on camera audition. Direction and feedback will be given and you'll be asked to read the script a few times to perfect your performance. The actor can request their video clip after the workshop, so they can watch it back and evaluate and learn from their own performance.
This workshop will end with a Q & A to answer any of your burning questions about the industry. You have the talent, but this workshop will arm you with the knowledge and confidence that will not only help your audition, but will help you land the job!
Shantelle Canzanese, from Toronto, ON has over fifteen years experience in the Industry, working in film, television, theatre, commercials, print ads, voice-overs, hosting, and web series. Shantelle has also had the opportunity to direct and teach drama and improv to students of all different ages at Wexford Performing Arts and with Arts Express.
Some of her accomplishments include, hosting the show, “Live Here Buy This” for HGTV, co-hosting a game show on Game TV, a lead role in the web series, “Sam Has Seven Friends”, which was nominated for an Emmy, playing the role of Meryl in the feature film, “Son of the Sunshine”, which was nominated for a Genie and garnered her a nomination for, Best Actress in a Feature Film, and playing the role of Jessica in the highly anticipated horror film, “Devil Seed”, which has been released in over 35 countries. Her latest project, “Almost Genius” is a comedy series that combines sketch comedy and viral videos and is scheduled to premiere on CMT this summer.
Participants must be at least 12 years old.