The famous adage goes "success is when preparation meets opportunity." Well, you may not be able to control the casting opportunities that come your way, but boy can you control your preparation before walking into that casting room!
Lead by one of Australia's leading casting agents and SDS Director, Toni Higginbotham, SDS's TVC Casting Intensives are for any actor wanting to nail commercial castings.
In these one-day intensives, you will examine how the advertising industry works, in relation to casting actors, who makes the decisions and what research and preparation you can do beforehand to maximise your chance of success.
More specifically, you will be shown how to analyse a TVC script, prepare for the role, explore different ways of playing the scene, the environment, and refine your camera technique and studio work. By watching auditions back, you will become aware of any unwanted mannerisms; learn to control your facials and body language, appropriate vocal energy and internal thought processes.
Having cast some of Australia's finest actors including Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Simon Baker, Toni is in the best position to offer support and guidance to aspiring actors.
$330 or $280 when booked in conjuction with the Acting Technique or Acting for Screen short course.
Toni Higginbotham is one of Australia’s leading casting directors whose industry experience puts her in a unique position to offer support and guidance to both aspiring and established actors. After having cast hundreds of film and television roles (her most notable being Cate Blanchett in her first drama series Heartland, Simon Baker in E Street, and Geoffrey Rush and Sam Neil in Frontier), Toni has the insight into what is needed to thrive in the industry.
Damian de Montemas
Damian started teaching acting to students in his final year at WAAPA. Whilst living in Melbourne filming of the Secret Life of Us, Damian worked extensively as a guest tutor. Damian has extensive experience in Television, Film and Theatre.
His recent credits include Hyde & Seek, Hounds of Love and Wolf Creek. Damian has a long list of TV and film credits including; Ready for This, ABC1 TV movie Carlotta, Somersault, Packed to the Rafters, Neighbours, Rescue Special Ops, Crownies, Cops: LAC. Wild Boys, All Saints, East West 101, Home and Away, Blue Heelers, Stingers and two of his most iconic roles. Firstly as Jason Kennedy in The Secret Life of Us and more recently in Brian Alexander in Underbelly.
Upper Level, 57 Queens Street, Woollahara NSW 2025