Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Being cast for a film is something that every actor or actress should strive for. When you are auditioning for a spot, there ...
is something all judges look for. Basically, you don't want them to know you are acting. Make sure you become your character.
Tags:How to Get a Cast for a Film,tvlesson,tvlesson.com,casting for film,film audition tips,film casting tips,lori wyman
Grab video code:
How to Get a Cast for a Film
On behalf of TVLesson.com, I'm Lori Wyman with Lori Wyman Casting and I'm going to be bringing you audition tips today from my new book The Organic Actor.
Let’s talk a little bit about slating in character. Now, why is that important? And I’ll tell you what that’s important.
When you come in to an audition, you need to slate in character, you need to stay in character, you need to be in character. That is from your personality, your attitude, your accent, anything that embodies your character you need to become that character from the time you walk in the door until the time you walk out.
Let’s say your character has a southern accent. Well, when you’re introducing yourself to the director or the producer, what you don’t want to do is say, “Yeah. Hi. My name is Lori Wyman. It’s very nice to meet you.” And then it’s time for you to do your dialogue and you just get into this cute southern accent and you just think because you know what happens, they know you’re acting. They don’t want to know you’re acting. Don’t ever let them see you acting. I teach a workshop. And in that workshop I strongly stress, “Stay in character. Be in character.”
A few years back I was casting an episode of E.R. and I had a girl that I had met at a workshop who came in to audition for 15-year-old pregnant, white trash, trailer park, southern accent, backwoods girl. Well, she was actually 26 years old which I knew but she was such a brilliant actress. And not only that, she also it could look 15, 16 years.
So she came in. She did this fabulous audition. And right when she about to leave, the director said to her, “Excuse me, how old are you?” And I was standing behind the camera and I'm thinking, “Oh my gosh. She’s going to tell the truth.” and “Oh, I hope she learned. I hoped she listened.” And without skipping a beat, she looked at him and she said, “I’m 15, sir.”
And I was so proud of her. And she walked out, and she booked that role and he never knew otherwise.