(NOTE: Something weird is going on with the spacing and it won't let me fix it.....I know it looks odd....carry on.) Audition materials for film and television are called sides. Sides are a tiny portion of the whole script, which is all you’re going to get. You may get a full script if you’re auditioning … Continue reading 8. Sides
When you’re auditioning for commercials you’ll hear the word ‘category’ thrown around a lot. A category is basically the character you’re called in for. The “intern”, the “boss”, the “spunky grandmother”, the “Olympic medalist”. (Although, they’d probably get an actual medalist for something like that. And they do. :P ) In the above photos, we … Continue reading 7. Categories
The biggest rule to remember when you’re running late for an audition is do not call the casting director! I know, it’s tough. You could already be stressed to the gills when you’re suddenly stuck behind an accident, your kid just threw up, or you can’t find parking. You’ve worked hard, you had to borrow … Continue reading Running Late
A Very Polar New Year!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMHwRal-AR8 Kicking off 2019 starts with a sweet, little film I was fortunate enough to be cast in. Last year, around this time, I spent three glorious days on set in a lovely little town called Orono, Ontario, sharing scenes with Mads Mikklesen and Vanessa Hudgens. A plum little part, that was a lot of … Continue reading A Very Polar New Year!
Hot on Set
Yes, yes, you’re all terribly sexy. ;) But what I’m talking about is being wired up for sound. The term ‘hot’ means you’re live, the sound technician has the ability to hear, and possibly record, everything. Remember all those funny or jaw dropping clips you’ve heard of things people say when they forget they’re miked? … Continue reading Hot on Set
---never put your mouth on the glass. You’ll go into commercial auditions where they’ll have dinner ware, forks, spoons, glasses. Never put your mouth on any of them. They’re gross. You don’t know who’s been in before you, or when everything’s been washed last. Many casting houses try to be good at keeping things … Continue reading Also—
There are times I walk into the room and I just feel off. Weird day, bad day, can’t put my finger on it day. Or there are times when I feel great and the room feels weird. They’re impatient, frustrated. I know it’s not aimed at me (generally *wink*), but both situations can leave me … Continue reading Goals
Casting Room Set Ups
If you've never been in a casting room before, this is generally what it looks like from the casting director's perspective. This one is from a commercial casting house I used to do some session directing for. But as you can see from the banner image on my site, there may sometimes be chairs … Continue reading Casting Room Set Ups
Not THE Marsha Mason!?
People started saying this to me when I was maybe four or five years old. I didn’t understand it, but it made me giggle. I mean, it was my name. I had no other concept of it. Even when I was a kid taking theatre classes in the summers I didn’t know who Marsha Mason … Continue reading Not THE Marsha Mason!?
“One”, For Lack of a Better Title
Hey, lovelies! This is me! And this is my blog! As my bio says, I’m an actor and a writer and a smartass, and I like the funny. I’ve been performing since I was around eight. My university no longer offers my program. Ouch. Greatest hits include Republic of Doyle, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, … Continue reading “One”, For Lack of a Better Title