Script and Story Analysis
February 1st - 22nd
(Payment Plans Available)
Online via Zoom
All Levels Welcome
In today’s industry, actors have very little time with TV & Film material before they are expected to send in a well-crafted self-tape audition.
Gone are the days when an actor might have a couple of weeks with sides and a script to develop their choices. And then have the opportunity to do multiple in-person auditions with casting and other production creatives giving them adjustments and insights during their audition process.
The reality for today’s working actor is often only having 12-24 hours (maybe 2-3 days, a week if they are lucky!) with TV & Film audition material before they need to turn in a self-tape in order to book a job.
The expectation of modern actors is that they can take the information and material they have been given, understand the story, make discoveries, make choices, bring their point of view to it, and execute a standout self-tape in a very short amount of time. All without the benefit of time or in-person guidance along the way.
Colleen’s 4-Week Script and Story Analysis Class is designed for the demands that current working actors face when auditioning for TV & Film. It’s an in-depth practice into efficiently understanding story and breaking down audition material so actors can bring their best work to the table on their own, and with quick turnaround times.
What I cover in this workshop:
Working on your own. Actors are collaborative artists, but the bulk of the preparation work they do, especially for auditions, is a solo endeavor
How to approach audition material with limited preparation time (Hint: You will ALWAYS have limited prep time for tv & film auditions!)
The 3 C's: Comprehension, Curiosity, and Context
Understanding your character’s “present-story” vs. “backstory”
Breaking down a scene and what that means to you
Your point of view matters
How to cultivate a deeper connection to story
The importance of mining the information you've been given to make personal choices. Even when that information is limited
Colleen is an LA-based Acting Coach and the creator of the popular social media graphic "The Actor's Iceberg." Her journey took her from touring the US performing with Shakespeare right out of college, to studying with the great contemporary acting teachers in New York City, to assisting amazing Casting Directors like Tracy Lilienfiled & Paul Weber, to coaching some of the most recognizable faces on Film & TV like Kerry Washington, EJ Johnson, Rebekka Johnson, Reggie Austin, and of course, Austin Basis.
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PLEASE REMEMBER: COACHING, CLASSES, AND WORKSHOPS WITH COLLEEN BASIS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PROMISE OF EMPLOYMENT. THEY ARE NOT JOB INTERVIEWS OR AUDITIONS AND ARE THEREFORE SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.
All live and recorded classes, workshops, and seminars taught by Colleen Basis are for instructional purposes only. All coaching sessions with Colleen Basis are for instructional purposes as well. They are not auditions or employment opportunities. Purchasing any programs or products or taking part in any class, workshop, seminars, and coaching is no guarantee of employment, earning money, or achieving results. As with any career endeavor, there is no guarantee. Participation in any program, class, coaching, seminar, consultation or similar instruction with Colleen Basis is not an opportunity to be cast, audition, get representation, be considered for employment, or interview for a job or role.