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You've Got An Audition: Part Five

THE UPS AND DOWNS – LIFE’S JOURNEY When things work out we are happy. When things don’t work out we are sad. When we are waiting to find out whether we are going to be sad or happy we are anxious. This cycle must be broken if you are going to stay in this business for the long haul. One has to learn how to see life as a continuum not as a stock market graph. The tide comes in, the tide goes out. Beware the fate of Smeagol (Gollum) and your desire for the shiny object. In this blog...

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You've Got An Audition: Part Four

THE HOBBIT ENTERS THE ROOM(S) PART 2 THE  DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL PAUSE! Have you read Part One of this series? Click HERE You have? Great! Have you read Part Two of this series? Click HEREAnd how about Part Three? Click HERE So glad you’re caught up - let’s go!  Last week I outlined some thoughts on the different rooms and their impact on our consciousness. I also gave some specific “how to’s” for each of the rooms. Let’s look a little deeper with more precision. READ THE ROOM(S)In life it is advantageous (and critical to success) to be able to see...

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You've Got An Audition: Part Three

THE HOBBIT ENTERS THE ROOM- AH BUT WHICH ROOM? PAUSE! Have you read Part One of this series? Click HEREYou have? Great! Have you read Part Two of this series? Click HERESo glad you’re caught up - let’s continue….Once upon a time, there was only one room to enter: It was called an audition room. There was no need for the qualifier - “live” audition, “virtual” audition, “self-tape” audition etc. Michael Shurtleff’s golden rule withstood the test of time that “the purpose of an audition was to make a human connection.” I stand by this statement and my own humble...

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You've Got An Audition: Part Two

THE HOBBIT PREPARES TO ENTER THE ROOMIf you haven't read PART ONE, please start HERE The actual techniques we use to help actors memorize and break down scripts for auditions will have be part of a much longer, detailed blog. In fact, it most likely will have to wait for my book or a training video. However, the point of this blog series is not the particulars of “how to do” this or that, but the state your brain is in through it all. Your brain goes through many different chemical stages throughout the audition process. From when you prepare for...

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