COMMERCIAL ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON
AUDITION TIP #4
ACTUALIZING THE ENVIRONMENT
It’s not unusual to see an actor deliver a fine audition but
there’s just something missing.
We all know that every casting studio occupies a neutral space.
It’s up to you to create the scene’s environment in your imagination.
If, for example, it’s an office scene create the space in your imagination – How many desks are there? Carpeted? Windows? Dark? Light filled?
When Kate Winslet is preparing a role she covers her office wall with post-it notes, does months of research, and endlessly analyses the script, including fully imagining a sense of place.
When she arrives on the set the background work she’s plugged into her imagination will help her to make the reality of the moment that much fuller.
Obviously commercial auditions are on a smaller scale but the process is the same.