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Audition Power - In Practice
On-Camera Auditioning

January 27th - March 17th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
8 Weeks

You've studied acting for years, but just can't seem to break through the audition barrier.  Why?  Simple.  Auditioning is an art unto itself.  This course shares the secret of winning auditions for the camera.

Stop beating yourself up after each audition!  Learn to control the process instead of it controlling you.  Energize your monologues and cold readings, learn to adjust your performance for playing to a camera, and how to create an instantaneous relationship with your scene partner, even if they have no idea what they're doing!

Other important skills covered in this class:

-How to prepare for your auditions
-Comedic and dramatic scripts
-Cold reading
-Understanding how you look on camera
-What you should and shouldn't wear to an audition
- Slating for a casting director
-How the casting process works
-How the first 15 seconds can make or break your audition
-How to handle callbacks and director sessions
-And more!

Every week, actors will get to perform on-camera, then be sent a link where they can view their work online.

This On-Camera Auditioning workshop series will give you the tools to impress, from the moment you walk in the audition room until the moment you leave!

For refund and cancelation policy, read our F.A.Q. section.

Edward Dennis Fogell - Artistic Director/Instructor

Received his training from such renowned institutions and acting coaches as Ted Liss School of Drama/Chicago, Victory Gardens/Chicago, CES/Los Angeles, Michael Shurtleff/New York, Geoffrey Conners and David Perry, Royal Academy of Dramatic arts/London, to name a few. Ed recently completed co-staring in "Word Alive" with Matthew McConhaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tom Selleck plus he has been cast as a series regular in a new Netflix series to be shot here in Chicago later this year.   Some past television credits include the NBC soap opera "Generations", "Lady Blue", "Crime Stories", and "Unsolved Mysteries." He recreated the historic 40s-50s mob figure "Willie Bioff" in "The Projection Racket" for the BBC. Feature film credits also include "Time Was," the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo Award & LA Telly Award winner "It Takes A Lot Of Light To Make A City," the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Award winning "Last Days In Chicago," the indie gem "Sitting On The Fence," Co-Starred in the action feature thriller, "Dead Air," plus countless stage productions including "Lt. Weinberg" in "A Few Good Men." Some of you out there in the industrial, audio/visual markets probably already know Ed, or at least have seen his rugged exterior in many corporate, training films & commercials for the Motorola Corps, Sears, RCA, National Safety Council, and national spots for Carnival Cruise Lines,  Kellogg & Miller's Lite Beer, to name few.

Ed has directed numerous theatre productions, features & made-for-television films, including,"Paradise Lost, Paradise Found". "In The Air Tonight" and "Detective Story", produced, directed and performed in many musical variety shows through out the United States, which includes the "Arie Crown theatre," "The Park West" and "Civic Opera House" here in Chicago and on the international set, musical show revue in Hawaii, Japan, Korea and the Republic of China. Helped co-found the "Screen Actors Academy" in La Jolla, CA. Ed frequently serves as a judge and Chairman of the judges in the "Miss Teenage Illinois," "Miss Illinois" and "Mrs. Illinois" beauty pageants.

Finally we would also like to mention that Mr. Fogell is on the board of directors at Complete Video & Film Productions as well as president of Worldwide Entertainment. Ed possesses a refreshingly honest, no nonsense approach to the method, coupled with an unequaled passionate affection for the actors he coaches and commitment to helping them fulfill their dreams.

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