If the callback happens to be in a really large room, the actor should refrain from trying to fill the space vocally, because they will come off as "theatrical". When auditioning for television, never let the size of the room and the number of people in the room lure you into being too theatrical or pushing too hard. The actor should take a few seconds before they begin the scene to touch base with: Where am I, Who am I talking to, What do I want, and What just happened.In Powell's video "The Callback" , you can see two of her wonderful students doing their "mock" callback in class. Watch how the first actress, Kaitlyn Reed, takes her few seconds before she begins the scene to visualize where she is and who she is talking to.
By taking those few seconds before she starts the scene, the viewer is already pulled into watching her and wondering what's on her mind. The task Kaitlyn has, is that the scene is with a guy who she is attracted to, and yet she has to read it with me, a female. Kaitlyn is doing a great job visualizing a very specific person that she is having dinner with in the scene, and the viewer soon forgets that a female casting director is reading the other lines.The second actor, Ben Still well, also does a great job visualizing the space so clearly. The task Ben has, is that three different people talk to him in the scene, yet the casting director is reading all the parts. He has three very different relationships going on in the scene... this girl he is attracted to, her Mother, and a nurse.
Watch how Ben's visualizations of each different person he speaks to changes, so when watching the actor on tape, the viewer really believes that he is speaking to three different people.Please don't ever go to an audition to get the job! If you do, your mental focus will be on wanting the job, not doing your job as an actor today. Even if the casting director thinks you may not be right for this particular part that they are casting, they will remember you for future projects! This is your chance to act today... Your 3 Minute One-Person Show! That's why you go to the audition.And remember, the key to repeating an audition is consistency. And mentally focusing on the 4 "W's" before you start your audition, will save you every time! Master Talent Teachers is an award-winning team of top entertainment industry teaching professionals providing FREE valuable videos, insider tips and products to empower your craft and career!