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Posted by admin, July 31, 2013 2:24 pm

Many Casting Directors and Directors will communicate using “Result Directions.”  They are valid direction but as my teacher, Anne Bogart, taught me, “An actor needs to know how to fill it.” Here are some examples of Result Directions:

1. Line readings: “Say it like this…”

2. Facial Expressions: “Give me a sad face.”

3. Gestures:  “Hold your hand like this, on this line.”

4. Result Coaching:   “Act cute.”  “Be coy”  “ Be Sarcastic.”

You “fill it” by finding the intention and connecting your intention to the other person – the most important person in the scene. Here’s how to “Fill It:”

1. “Say it like this” Listen to the meaning of the line rather than what it sounds like. Communicate the meaning.

2. “Give me a sad face.” Ask yourself – why am I sad and what do I want to make the other person in the scene feel?

3. “Hold your hand like this, on this line.” Ask yourself – why do I make this gesture now and what will it make the other person in the scene feel?

4. “Act cute.” “Be coy.” “Be sarcastic.” Ask yourself – when you’re being cute, coy or sarcastic – what do you what the other person to feel?

Your answers will give you the intention, now fight for your intention. This will “fill in” the result direction and give the director something with which to work.

How do you work with result direction?  Share your experience in the comments.

 

Posted by admin, July 11, 2013 5:39 pm

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Posted by admin, July 10, 2013 3:37 pm

These are answers direct from Casting Director’s mouths who have come as Guest Speakers to Intentional Acting.

Here are the DONT’S in asking questions in the audition room.

1. Don’t ask a question just to ask a question.

Many actors have heard through the grapevine  “You should ask a question.”  It’s seems like a good way to build rapport with casting.  But it’s not.  They know when you’re trying to force relationship and it will work against you. And definitely….

2. Don’t ask a personal question to make small talk.

3. Don’t ask a question if the answer is in the script.

Do your homework. Breakdown that script. Know how to pronounce words and names. (That’s why you have the internet on your phone.)  You can even ask the assistant.

4. Don’t ask a question about how they want you to play something and then not be able to deliver it.

If you can’t deliver the redirect – don’t ask for it. Nothing will hurt you more. And if you can’t deliver the redirect – GET IN A CLASS!

Share below how you’ve managed questions in your auditions and help another actor.

 

Posted by admin, 3:15 pm

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Wednesday, July 10th  7pm at the OAKWOOD APARTMENTS in Burbank.

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Posted by admin, 2:57 pm

 

Are you watching The Killing on AMC? You should be — it’s a great show, a little dark and not for young kids, but the acting and storytelling is Spectacular!!!  Especially Intentional Acting student Bex Taylor-Klaus playing the role of Bullet.

Sundays 9pm AMC –  Check it Bex!

Click here for an interview with Bex. Follow her on Twitter: @1BexWeBex

 

 

Posted by admin, July 3, 2013 3:38 pm

Actors tell me about their auditions afterwards and often they tell me they had a question that they wanted to ask but didn’t. Asking questions is a good thing and here are some benefits of asking questions in auditions. But, read next week’s blog to find out which questions can hurt your audition.

6 benefits to asking questions in an audition:

1.  Questions give the Casting Director an opportunity to elaborate on what they are looking for which helps you to know and deliver exactly what they want.

2.  Questions give you clarification so that your mind is free of, “Well this is stupid.”  “Am I doing it right?” and all the other garbage that gets in the way of you being in the moment and giving your best performance when it matters most.

3.  Questions allow you to walk away from an audition knowing you did your best when it mattered most.

4.  Questions show the Casting Director you’ve done your homework and that you’re well prepared.

5.  Questions show the CastingDirector that you are an actor who knows how to make a choice and can back it up.

6.  Questions show the Casting Director that you understand and can take direction.

When has asking a question helped you in an audition.  Please comment and use this as an opportunity to help another actor.


 

Posted by admin, January 24, 2013 3:46 pm

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Intentional Acting is designed to empower young actors with the tools to create compelling, natural “Zone” performances. The tools, principles and methodologies taught through Intentional Acting will help the your young actor to be confident, creative, present and passionate which results in higher success rates to secure the job and fulfills their dreams.

 

Posted by admin, 3:34 pm

WHEN: Saturdays 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE:  North Hollywood, CA

INTERVIEW REQUIRED

Call Today to request an Interview: 818-985-8504.

Led by Award-Winning Director and one of the top Acting Coaches in America, Loren E. Chadima, Intentional Acting not only teaches the art of acting thorough script analysis, but also utilizes the nine (9) Intentional Acting questions and improvisation techniques to bring out your child’s best in their Cold Readings, Auditions and Scene Study. Call Today for more Information 818-985-8504.

Intentional Acting is designed to empower young actors with the tools to create compelling, natural “Zone” performances. The tools, principles and methodologies taught throughIntentional Acting will help the your young actor to be confident, creative, present and passionate which results in higher success rates to secure the job and fulfills their dreams.

 

Posted by admin, 3:13 pm

WHEN: Tuesdays 7:00 – 10:30 pm

WHERE:  North Hollywood, CA

INTERVIEW REQUIRED

Call Today to request an Interview: 818-985-8504.

Led by Award-Winning Director and one of the top Acting Coaches in America, Loren E. Chadima, Intentional Acting not only teaches the art of acting thorough script analysis, but also utilizes the nine (9) Intentional Acting questions to bring out your best in your Cold Readings, Auditions and Scene Study. Call Today for more information: 818-985-8504

Intentional Acting is designed to empower actors with the tools to create compelling, natural “Zone” performances. The tools, principles and methodologies taught throughIntentional Acting will help the actor to be confident, creative, present and passionate which results in higher success rates for the actor to secure the job and fulfills their dreams.

What do you learn at Loren E. Chadima’s Intentional Acting?

To consistently bring out your best when it matters most. Intentional Acting classes teach a repeatable technique that will get you in the “Zone” when you’re not; keep you in the “Zone,” so you don’t lose it; and help you recreate that “Zone” performance when it matters most.

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