cracking the code: an on camera commercial audition intensive
led by Caroline Duncan
Date: Thursday, November 15th 2018
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
*limited to 16 students per class
About this class:
Commercial acting is super lucrative and a ton of fun, but for most actors, booking commercials consistently feels out of reach. How are some folks out there killing it?! What makes them stand out? What does it take for you to become one of them? Is commercial acting really that different from “legit” acting? NOPE...but the process is. Commercial audition skills are simple, fun and absolutely learnable. Join me at the deep end of the dance floor for an evening of ON CAMERA audition play and the real skinny on how to break down the commercial audition experience and get out of your own way. Change your perspective, change your habits and play big with your life.
What to expect:
Buckle your seat belt, free your mind and accompany me on an immersive, radical, magical adventure into authenticity, joy and a logical look into what’s expected of you as an actor in the commercial industry. The industry now more than ever needs gloriously REAL people-there has never been a better time for diversity and inclusion, or a broader web of humans represented on camera. I see you out there shining, and I can tell you for sure that you are never too old, young, fat, skinny, weird or insert misconception here to start working RIGHT NOW in commercials. You don’t need to be Union or have a ton of credits, you don’t need an agent but you do need to know how to play with your smart and your heart to claim your power as a peer instead of someone waiting to be picked.
Be a part of this very special evening designed for beginners and pros to say goodbye to limitations, get a new perspective and learn how to create memorable auditions on camera that will grow your joy and your career. Former students, come again! We are exploring new sides and new info!
You’ll learn how to prepare, focus, understand your type, refine your wardrobe and connect to the story of the product (even if there is no dialogue.) Each actor will be emailed real commercial sides the night before and will go through a mock audition with lots of feedback and support. We’ll get you ready to go pro, and start booking!
Wait List Policy
If a class is sold out, you can sign up for a spot on the wait list.
If a spot opens, the wait list is notified via email and the spot is sold on a first come, first served basis.
If you do not get the spot, you do not need to rejoin the wait list.
We do not offer refunds, but we do offer credit. Cancellations must be made 7 days or more in advance of a class, event, or intensive in order to receive a credit. You can cancel the class online in our booking system or via email.
Unless otherwise noted, if you cancel within 7 days of the class, event, or intensive due to sickness or industry related work, we require a doctor's note or proof of work in order to issue a credit.
Cancellations within 24 business hours of the class, event, or intensive and/or no-shows will NOT be credited under any circumstance. For example, if your class is on Sunday, you must cancel before the end of business on Friday.
Caroline is a commercial expert and industry insider, with almost 80 principal roles booked to date in national commercials, ranging from IBM to SUVs to any fast food you can dream up, in addition to countless print ads, recurring network roles and film credits. Her students say: "Caroline is a true innovator, one of those natural teachers with a genius knack for zoning in immediately on each actor's strengths, and intuitively setting you free of whatever limiting habit or thought might be muddying your performance (and outlook on life!).”
Her students have gone on to book national commercials, print ads and industrials, films and TV. Using common sense, intuition, radical authenticity and play, she creates a joyful space, where actors learn to merge instincts and logic to strengthen their spirits and their craft. She is an accomplished painter, composer, writer and director. Creating art and empowering artists is the greatest joy of her life. Her work is rooted in the belief that every one of us are in the right place at the right time, with precisely the tools we need to live a fabulously rich, unique life.