auditioning for film & television with david vaccari
Words of Wisdom from David Vaccari:
"Sometimes the words are enough. You don’t need to stress the words to make sure people get the meaning."
"All you have is the words and your experience that you bring to the words. If you change the words they might think you think your words are better than theirs. They put in specific words for a reason. In comedy, changing a word is like changing a note in music. It will mess up the joke."
Date: Thursday, August 2nd
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
$93 (ELEVATE Member)
*limited to 16 students per section
Ages 13 and up
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CD's will view headshots and resumes while student is performing but each student must collect their headshot and resume after they have finished.
After a detailed question and answer period catered to your individual needs, David will discuss: the importance of the major categories to fuel the undercurrents in your scenes, specific auditioning techniques that will guide you to giving your best performance, awareness of the camera as a major influence in performance, the importance of preparation and research on the text you are supplied with and the proper questions to ask, and the importance of details in the characters you create.
For this intensive, AGR will provide film & television scenes of no longer than three minutes along with a working actor as a reader. Actors will perform individually on camera, while the other actors in the class watch the feedback as David provides detailed redirection based on the techniques he has seen work in the room during his many years of on camera experience with actors and what they create. Each actor will be e-mailed the clips of their work after the class. This class is slotted for a 3 hour period meaning that class CAN last 3 hours but if all questions are answered and each student has been seen by the CD, class may possibly end before the 3 hours is finished.
Sides Policy - AGR NY
A link to sides to prepare for this intensive will be included in your booking confirmation email.
Absolutely no monologues or scenes from plays will be allowed.
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.
Our Classes/Events are NOT job interviews, auditions or employment opportunities. The presence of an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment. The Actor's Green Room does not attempt to procure or promise employment, we are strictly an educational experience.
David Vaccari is currently a casting director in New York, where he mainly focuses on film, television and commercials.
His film projects include casting for “The Intern” with Robert DeNiro, “Focus” with Will Smith, “Friends With Kids”, “Howl”, “ Rachel Getting Married”, "Jonah Hex” and the Gus Van Sant films, “Restless”, “Paranoid Park” and “Finding Forrester” with Sean Connery. Other films include “Rachel Getting Married”,“Then She Found Me”, “Across the Universe”, “Ira and Abby”, “Keane”, “The Bone Collector” with Denzel Washington, and “Pieces of April”. TV projects include “Time After Time”,“Penny Dreadful”, “The Big C”, “A Gifted Man” &“Smash”. He has cast over 1500 commercials with directors including Martin Scorsese, Barry Levinson, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, Christopher Guest, Martin Granger, Roman Coppola, Steve Miller, Mark Pellington, Fred Savage, Will Speck & Josh Gordon and Phil Morrison. His work in theater includes, the innovative original productions of “Rent”, “The Capeman”, “Hedwig”, “Martin Short- Fame Becomes Me” and “Hairspray”. In terms of plays, he worked on casting with David Mamet for “GlenGarry GlenRoss” and “The Cryptogram” as well as Eric Bogosian for “Humpty Dumpty” and “Talk Radio” and with Woody Allen for “A Second Hand Memory” and “Writer’ s Block”. David currently teaches auditioning technique for actors at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He also teaches at New York University’s film and television program.