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Commercial Audition Tip #13

Make Mistakes Winning Moments Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis said, “If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying.” Many artists have said they only learn through their mistakes. Please believe this – making mistakes is not a problem. It’s how you … Continue reading

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COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP #12 – LISTEN

COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP #12 – LISTEN ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON Listen to the direction being given at an audition. Sounds simple enough, right? One of the biggest complaints we hear from Session Directors is that actors don’t listen. … Continue reading

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COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP # 11

COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP # 11 – KEEP AN AUDITION LOG ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON What Do You Write In A Log? 1. The name of the session director. Like all good business people, it’s important to remember names; … Continue reading

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COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP #10

COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP # 10 – GOOD AUDITIONS ARE REMEMBERED ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON Frequently we hear actors express this frustration at not getting called back: “I gave a great audition and nothing happened.” Our best advice is … Continue reading

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Commercial Audition Tip #9

AUDITION TIP #9 – REDUCING ANXIETY ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON Actors frequently add to the anxiety inherent in the audition process. Here are a couple of important ways for you to make the audition process a more pleasant … Continue reading

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Commercial Audition Tip #8

COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP #8 – MAGICAL MOMENTS ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON When a casting director is preparing a commercial breakdown, the first step is to read the director’s treatment. This treatment can be brief or the length of … Continue reading

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Commercial Audition Tip #7

COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP # 7 REMIND YOUR BRAIN ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON Sometimes the whole audition consists of an interview question. Sometimes there’s a scene in the spot but they begin the audition with an interview. At Callbacks … Continue reading

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Commercial Audition Tip #6

ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP #6 DON’T SELL THEM ON HOW BADLY YOU DID If you think your audition has gone into the crapper wait until you get out of the room before having a nervous … Continue reading

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Commercial Audition Tip #5

COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP #5 COMMERCIAL ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON TAKE AN ON-CAMERA CLASS Ok, this isn’t exactly an audition tip but we feel there’s an important aspect of the business of acting that sometimes goes overlooked. We all … Continue reading

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