How To Audition for TV, Film and Commercials
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|April 5th - May 24th
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studied acting for years, but just can't seem to break through the
audition barrier. Why? Simple. Auditioning is an art
unto itself. This course shares the secret of winning auditions
for the camera.
Stop beating yourself up after each audition! Learn to control
the process instead of it controlling you. Energize your
monologues and cold readings, learn to adjust your performance for to
play to a camera, and how to create an instantaneous relationship with
your scene partner, even if they have no idea what they're doing!
Other important skills covered in this class:
-How to prepare for your auditions
-Comedic and dramatic scripts
-Understanding how you look on camera
-What you should and shouldn't wear to an audition
- Slating for a casting director
-How the casting process works
-How the first 15 seconds can make or break your audition
-How to handle callbacks and director sessions
Every week, students will get to perform on-camera, then be sent a link where they can view their work online.
Auditioning Class will give you the tools to impress, from the moment
you walk in the audition room until the moment you leave!
*This class is designed for students who already have some basic
training or experience in acting for the camera and cold reading.
If you're looking for a good starting place, check out our classes: Monologues & Cold Readings for Auditions, and The Actor & The Camera.
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Edward Dennis Fogell - Artistic Director/Instructor
Received his training from such renowned institutions and acting coaches as Ted Liss School of Drama/Chicago, Victory Gardens/Chicago, CES/Los Angeles, Michael Shurtleff/New York, Geoffrey Conners and David Perry, Royal Academy of Dramatic arts/London, to name a few. Ed recently completed co-staring in "Word Alive" with Matthew McConhaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tom Selleck plus he has been cast as a series regular in a new Netflix series to be shot here in Chicago later this year. Some past television credits include the NBC soap opera "Generations", "Lady Blue", "Crime Stories", and "Unsolved Mysteries." He recreated the historic 40s-50s mob figure "Willie Bioff" in "The Projection Racket" for the BBC. Feature film credits also include "Time Was," the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo Award & LA Telly Award winner "It Takes A Lot Of Light To Make A City," the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Award winning "Last Days In Chicago," the indie gem "Sitting On The Fence," Co-Starred in the action feature thriller, "Dead Air," plus countless stage productions including "Lt. Weinberg" in "A Few Good Men."
Some of you out there in the industrial, audio/visual markets probably
already know Ed, or at least have seen his rugged exterior in many
corporate, training films & commercials for the Motorola Corps, Sears, RCA, National Safety Council, and national spots for Carnival Cruise Lines, Kellogg & Miller's Lite Beer, to name few.
Ed has directed numerous
theatre productions, features & made-for-television films,
including,"Paradise Lost, Paradise Found". "In The Air Tonight" and
"Detective Story", produced, directed and performed in many musical
variety shows through out the United States, which includes the "Arie
Crown theatre," "The Park West" and "Civic Opera House" here in Chicago
and on the international set, musical show revue in Hawaii, Japan,
Korea and the Republic of China. Helped co-found the "Screen Actors
Academy" in La Jolla, CA. Ed frequently serves as a judge and Chairman
of the judges in the "Miss Teenage Illinois," "Miss Illinois" and "Mrs.
Illinois" beauty pageants.
Finally we would also
like to mention that Mr. Fogell is on the board of directors at
Complete Video & Film Productions as well as president of Worldwide
Entertainment. Ed possesses a refreshingly honest, no nonsense approach
to the method, coupled with an unequaled passionate affection for his
students and commitment to helping them fulfill their dreams.