Thursday, September 21, 2006

Blog, Don't Tell...

...I like it...like it quite a bit actually! (remember that one, jc?) Thanks for the notion, Portnoy aka Reel Hollywood.

I realize I'm no Jane Espenson, but...

Series TV Tip#3 - when casting new roles for a series or existing series and trying to quickly come up with sides (sample scenes for the auditioning actors to perform), instead of struggling with making up scenes for episodes yet to be written, don't be afraid to just take some old scenes from the show that have a lot of twists and turns and beats and emotions - and paste your new character's name over the name of the existing character in those samples.
The point of the audition is to see the actor in as many situations and going through as many beats and turns and emotions as possible, so as to show their range. A good scene is a good scene. It doesn't matter where it came from or who it was originally written for.

2 comments:

Jutratest said...

This is a great idea. I've only been to one casting session, but was impressed with some of the actors ability to pull something out of the crap they were reading.

Kelly J. Compeau said...

Oooh, well, I'll have to keep that little tip in mind. Thanks, Will!

KJC