So I know it’s kind of an LA cliche to talk about acting class, but I just started the Killian’s commercial Foundation’s class this past month and I have learned so much about the commercial world and tips and tricks to make your commercial auditions go smoother.
The workshop consists of 4 weeks each session lasts around 2 hours or until we have accomplished all of the tasks for the day. (which I love..so for example sometimes the lesson will go from 12-2 and other times 12-230ish) My instructor is Jaret who is wonderful and super insightful regarding the industry and is still auditioning and working as an actor. This was something I found super respectable and exciting about the program. You know what they are talking about works, because you can recognize your teacher from current shows on television. SO COOL! He has also worked behind the camera in casting so also has that experience. Just awesome.
Each week holds a different assignment ranging from reading copy by yourself as a janitor in an American Express commercial and then the next week working with a partner acting like trees, to a group setting LAY’s chips commercial. I don’t know if each class holds different assignments, so if you take this yours may be different. Let me know! I loved not being able to anticipate what I was going to do the next week. It kept me on my toes and I was even called in for a Nissan commercial by my dance agent during the 4 weeks and Jaret told me that they would probably have a table in the room and we would dance around it. HE WAS SPOT ON! I didn’t book it, but already having a step up and insight into knowing we were going to work with a table was so helpful. Another part of Killian’s that I found super helpful was being able to watch your audition back on camera. I had no idea how many little quirks that I have and watching them back helped me change a lot of them. Overall, the past four weeks flew by, I made many new friends and was able to gain more skills regarding commercial auditions. I would highly recommend Killian’s program and I cannot wait for my next commercial audition!!
Link to classes: https://killians-workshop.myshopify.com/pages/classes
Xoxoxooxox ” leap and the net will appear”