Performing in TV Commercials: Practices and Opportunities in the Field
For those considering the lucrative field of TV commercials, or those simply seeking to improve communication skills, this course teaches auditioning, recording exercises, and other ways to improve form.
What you can learn.
- Study acting strategies such as relaxation to improve performance
- Tape your performances for instructor evaluation and discussion
- Analyze commercial production from and actor's point of view
- Understand professional practices such as audition techniques, agency representation, union membership, and more
About this course:Considering the lucrative field of TV commercials or seeking to improve your confidence in personal or business communications? In this course, participants take part in simulated, recorded auditions for both "slice of life" dialogue and "spokesperson" narrative. To help you attain relaxation, taped performances are sensitively directed and critiqued in class. This workshop also provides a comprehensive analysis of a commercial's production from the actor's point of view and gives such professional practices as successful audition techniques, proper photography portfolio, agency representation, and union membership.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Students are recorded on camera during several sessions; those who wish to keep a copy of their work must bring a flash drive to each session. Internet access required.