There was no script involved for this commercial audition so i packed up Gizmo and we headed to the west-side. There wasn't much traffic but looking at the other side of the freeway it was stopped pretty badly which meant going back home was going to be a problem. I found the audition building right away, parked, and filled the meter machine. When i entered the building there was quite a lot of people inside (other casting projects were going on as well), but i found my audition and signed in while looking over the boards. Boards are a piece of paper with a description/photos that explains to an actor what they will be doing in the commercial. It is always a little intimidating for me when i have no clue what the casting director is going to have me do. Right after i signed in, the casting director called my name and i went into the casting room. There were two other people inside which i think were probably the directors of the commercial shoot. The casting director had me slate (say my name) and then had me make car trouble noises and that was it. I said thank you and then left the building. Most commercial auditions are very similar to this one, where the casting director has the actors do random things while putting you on tape. After leaving the room i noticed to myself that i was not at all nervous. I usually am nervous for commercial auditions because you don't get any practice or thoughts of what you will do until you get into the room and at that point the casting director is taping you, so your first choice of what you are going to do counts a lot! With the unnerves of that commercial audition, i really believe my taping auditions are really paying off!!! (Past Blog on Tapings)She should have a demure, shy quality about her. Be physically delicate and attractive, ( not model) approachable, someone we would want to meet
I wasn't even in the building for more then ten minutes and since i pumped the meter machine full of quarters, i knew Gizmo would be tempted to stay for awhile since the traffic is bad going home. With the puppy dog eyes he gave me i couldn't resist so we walked to the beach.