THE AUDITION TOTEM POLE & SLATING
The job of an actor is to audition. But what do I do when I arrive? Casting Directors have a secret expectation when you first walk in the door.
Professional Casting Directors expect auditioning actors to follow a specific set of instructions when they arrive. Understanding the Audition Totem Pole will ensure that you impress Casting Directors with your range and adaptability.
The Audition Totem Pole & Slating process is very similar to the process followed by Fortune 500 companies when interviewing potential candidates. Understanding the Audition Totem Pole will make the student not only a better actor, but a better interviewer when they start their careers.
THE FIVE FINGERS OF SELF-DIRECTION
How might we improve with each recording we make? How do we step out of ourselves in order to step into ourselves
In any communication, there are three factors and two forces at play:
Q: How might we apply our understanding of The Communication Triangle as we discover our inner voice?
THE CHARACTER CROSS
Did you know there are four main archetypes found in our most beloved stories?
By understanding and applying our understanding of The Character Cross and the four archetypes, we can begin to develop our personal Character Library.
THE TONE DIAMOND
“It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” – Anon
The Tone Diamond is intimately connected to The Character Cross. Whereas The Character Cross denotes the type of Character you’re playing, the Tone Diamond informs the way you speak.