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I know I brought it up in our last member chat of the year in December, but I'm super focused on booking a costar role. I'm thankful all my recent auditions were for costar or recurring roles, but I would love to hear from those who've booked those level of roles on what (if anything) they felt like they did differently in the audition when they booked!
I'm interested to hear perspectives on this as well. As a coach and someone involved in casting on our show, I can only speak to what I see after the preparation has taken place. But I can say from that perspective Jamie that the level of preparedness is strong, but not stronger than I've seen you do. So you are on the right track there. I do see strong choices being made. Commitment to sticking the choice.
When I felt like I leveled up in my roles, it seemed to be that elusive magic combo of the practical and the spontaneous. I was so confident in my prep (lines solid, script analyzed, actions explored) that I had very little audition anxiety in the room, which gave me the breathing room to be creative with them. And not being spontaneous just to be different or stand out, but to "yes and" the situation that was in their script and in their heads. In most (all?) the instances, there was some behavior that popped up that (1) I had no idea or plan to do and (2) turned out to be the reason I got cast. A director said he hired me because I made bored 'pop-pop' bubble sounds as I waited for the other character to order his food. My day player role as a detective was made recurring because after the dialogue was done, I noticed a background player dressed as a cop and nodded to her to walk off with me.
Also, I rely on a Spotify playlist to hype my ego up before auditions. It may or may not include Justin Timberlake, Lizzo and the soundtrack to "Rudy" (one of MY top 5 favorite movies of all time)
Happy New Year!! I’m interested in getting involved in voice over work. I’m having a hard time figuring out where to begin. Any advice that could point me in the right direction?
Hi Marcia. Your agent is the first place to start. They can tell you what materials you need to help them submit you properly for voice over work. There are a few teachers in town who have a good class in this and you should look for one who also includes the business of voice overs as part of that class so that you can learn the basics of doing the work, but also know what supplies you need and what materials your agent will need.
hey Marcia! If you don’t follow The VO Dojo I definitely suggest looking at them! They do weekly classes and chats