SIX WEEK COMMERCIAL ACTING WORKSHOP
The Art of Acting in a Television Commercial.
How To Make 30 Seconds Work For You!
Terry Berland’s Six Week Commercial Acting Workshop can increase your callback and booking rates using a unique technique based on the same solid elements it takes to make an actor’s audition stand out in a film or television short scene.
This fun commercial acting technique workshop is packed full of information, building a strong foundational base to support layers of choices, resulting in a complex performance that appears simple and seamless. Participants will be able to create a performance in 30 seconds that is specific and will stand out.
This workshop is designed to free you to have fun, to trust, gain confidence and enable you to create fully within the small time and space you are given to audition for a television commercial.
Who can take this workshop?
This workshop is designed for both beginners and advanced. The highest level of information is given to you which is designed for individual growh, bringing you step by step to your highest potential.
The APPROACH and RESULT
Through learning how to utilize space, beats and moments, you will know how to reveal who you are and how you feel in a very short amount of time and in a very small space. You will have control of your audition and be able to apply your unique personality to any given situation.
The creative team is looking for a personality that will make their characters come to life.
By week two, Terry will identify the characteristics of YOUR personality that will pinpoint your branding. As every person is different, being able to reveal your particular personality in any given situation will be your strongest asset.
You will learn simple ways to analyze copy and apply proper choices. We start with strong foundational copy and move on to scripts with unexpected structure.
Each workshop session has an improv exercise based on traditional improv skills, where you will learn the particular differences for the commercial venue.
Your improv muscle will be stretched to enable fast thinking, eliminate self-criticism while gaining comfort, and create an environment that results in a connected performance.
Every exercise is performed on camera. After your first performance, notes are given to you that will move you past your stumbling blocks. You then are directed through subsequent performances bringing you to your next level. The critiquing is individual, focusing on your strengths.
WHO TEACHES THIS CLASS
All five weeks are taught by Terry Berland. On week six, there is an agent showcase.
One commercial agent is invited for a Q & A period and to view live individual reads by each participant. The invited agent represents both union and non-union talent and is coming to the showcase expressly to look for new talent to add to their roster. Only talent who are looking for new representation are eligible to read for the agent.
Any participant is eligible for free agent showcases any time they are offered. Free agent showcases are announced through Berland Casting’s newsletter. (Eligibility is dependent on space available on a first-come, first-serve basis).
MAKE UP CLASSES
A participant who misses a session can make up as many sessions as they have missed during another cycle, free of charge, from one year of the missed date.
At the end of the workshop, you will be able to give a very specific, connected performance, unique unto yourself, with no limits, all in 30 seconds.