with Expert Casting Director, Mel Mack
INSTRUCTOR: Mel Mack, of NY's House Casting
DATE: Wednesday, October 28th
TIME: 6:30pm - approx. 8pm
AGE: 18 +
About This Class
Do you feel like self-tapes are any of the following:
Not representative of your best work
This seminar has been created with you in mind. Join Mel Mack, working Casting Director and founder of Mel Mack Acting Studio in New York to learn the necessary foundations of creating a great Self-Tape so your submissions can showcase your unique skills.
Mel has been a Casting Director in New York and LA for more than 20 years, and sees over 20,000 auditions each year. She has developed a signature system for helping Actors really up-level their self-tape audition submissions to reflect their true professionalism and highlight their craft.
Over our 90 minutes together, Mel will discuss:
The top 3 items that are a “must have” for creating a Killer Self-Tape
Why a professional set-up is *required* now for creating Self-Tapes
How to bring energy to your audition
What are professional set-up options (for varying budgets)?
How to upload your Self-Tape
About Mel Mack
Mel Mack is a Casting Director with over 20 years of experience in L.A. and New York. Currently at House Casting, Mel also is the Founder and Lead Instructor at the Mel Mack Acting Studio, the only acting studio run by a working Casting Director in New York.
As a former Actor, Mel knows what it’s like to be on both sides of the table, and how important it is to be now teaching all the cutting-edge techniques for rocking auditions. When she was acting full-time, she either felt like her auditions sucked (but she booked it) or they rocked (and she didn’t).
It wasn’t until she sat on the other side of the table she figured out what was wrong. Now, over 500,000 auditions later, she can pinpoint those problems, unique to every Actor, and uses the Studio as her platform to teach what she wished she knew then.
Mel’s goal is to help Actors feel more confident throughout the audition process, teaching techniques that are simple- yet fast and effective- for making unique and memorable choices in the audition room.
The Mel Mack Acting Studio focuses on comedy and comedy’s influence on drama to help Actors create dynamic choices with the script. On a deeper level, she teaches how to do this in “T.V. Time,” which helps Actors feel comfortable making adjustments on-the-fly that are specific to the Actor’s unique take on the Character.
Mel is the author of “101 Audition Tips”-quick hip pocket tips for the actor,” has been a featured expert writer/contributor for Backstage, a guest teacher at NYU Stone Street, Binghamton University, Kathy Wickline Casting, and Actors Connection, as well as a CSA panelist. She has also been a featured interview on podcasts such as Nothing Shines Like Dirt, The Boss Life Balance, and Lady Geek.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.