ADVANCED AUDITION TECHNIQUE FOR EXPERIENCED ACTORS
We are excited to offer the SAC Auditioning Essentials Course – In The Room: Audition with Confidence – with Socratis Otto. A class based on a casting room model to help experienced actors master the art of auditioning and start booking jobs!
The acting industry is exciting and fun but one thing we can all agree on is that there isn’t enough work or enough opportunities for actors to put their skills to the test. The key to success as an actor is to audition amazingly and the business revolves around auditioning. This pressure and lack of experience in the room can lead to stressful, daunting and sterile auditions. We’re here to tell you it doesn’t need to be! Like anything, auditioning is a skill that can be mastered. How? By getting yourself in an audition environment on repeat. Practice makes perfect, and repetition makes success.
Work with one of our most in demand coaches SOCRATIS OTTO
Socratis is one of our most in demand coaches and brings his skills and insights from over twenty years working in the industry, from mainstage STC to Hollywood blockbusters like (The Matrix, Wolverine, I Frankenstein) not to mention his groundbreaking portrayal as Maxine in Foxtel’s Wentworth.
Check out Socratis’s amazing interview with Foxtel about how he brought Maxine Conway to life for Wentworth.
About the advanced auditioning course
The aim of the class is to create a real audition process every week to get you to the stage where the audition room will no longer fill you with nerves but with excitement – excitement of being allowed to act. Often actors are so overcome by nerves and stress that the entire experience becomes about overcoming these sensations rather than allowing themselves to do the work. This is where we can help!
Socratis will take you through the audition process as it exists in both local and international casting rooms. He will review your test, focus those nerves and give you an intimate insight into what casting directors are ultimately looking for – you! Then he’ll get you to do it all again as practice might make perfect, but experience is paramount.
- learn the critical skill of how to manage yourself in the dreaded waiting room
- how to handle yourself with ease and fluidity in front of the camera.
- work on how to deliver a character in an organic situation, not an orchestrated performance that needs to be replicated in the audition.
- work on developing your actors voice
- learn how to make your takes different without relying on feedback from the casting agent.
- and SO much more!
THE CLASS IS GEARED TO SELF TAPES AND HOW TO DELIVER AMAZING AUDITIONS VIA SELF TAPES. IT IS A SKILL THAT IS THE FUTURE OF CASTING, ESPECIALLY GIVEN WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW. HOW GOOD ARE YOUR TAPES? HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU WITH AUDITIONING?
ALL CLASSES ARE ONLINE VIA ZOOM.
SYDNEY: Wednesday nights 7pm to 9.30pm
Sydney term currently in session. New term begins Wednesday 4th November and runs for 7 weeks.
You will receive an audition scene from Socratis. Scenes will be actual audition scenes from projects that have been cast. Actors have a few days to self tape then upload their tape to a private Facebook group. Socratis will then individually email each actor with detailed feedback and performance notes for their Zoom callback session. When actors login to their Zoom session, each actor will perform their audition, incorporating the notes from their email about their uploaded scene. Via Zoom, actors will further develop their work with the guidance of Socratis.
STRICTLY 12 ACTORS FOR THIS CLASS.
THIS COURSE IS SUPER HANDS ON AND OPEN ONLY TO EXPERIENCED ACTORS. SAC WILL NEED TO VIEW RESUMES OR REELS FOR SELECTION. ACTORS WILL BE ACTING DURING CLASS, ALOT. THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE CLASS WHERE ACTORS WATCH OR JUST LISTEN. YOU WILL BE CHALLENGED AND PUSH TO YOUR LIMIT. THE SYDNEY CLASS HAS BEEN IMMENSELY SUCCESSFUL AND IS ALWAYS A SOLD OUT CLASS.
We know the cliché is all too often true – the best audition gets the job, not the best actor. We’ve responded and we have delivered a course that will get you auditioning at your best. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your skills to the test and take one step closer to booking that job! With Hollywood looking to Austrailia and New Zealand as legitimate locations, SAC wants to offer actors a challenging environment to become the best!