On-Camera Commercial Audition Technique

A workshop taught by actor Joe Smith


Saturday May 4th - 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

(ONE 3-hour class, offered at TWO different times) - $99



Commercials often have just 30 seconds to make an impression.  Or 15 seconds. Sometimes just 7 seconds, in an interstitial pop-up ad between rounds of Words with Friends.  And in order to secure this work, YOU the actor has to be able to make the most of that brief time to sell YOURSELF.

This workshop is for both beginning and experienced actors who want to further develop the unique skills required for commercial auditions.  Learn how to make strong, specific choices, stand out, and bridge the gap between what you think you’re doing in the room and what the client is seeing on the monitor in close-up. You’ll discover innovative commercial audition techniques, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the commercial industry and how you fit into it. This workshop will help you put your best foot forward with commercial auditions!

Joe Smith has been a professional working actor for 25 years, much of it in commercials.  In Boston and now in Los Angeles, he has worked on commercials with directors Christopher Guest, Bobby Farrelly, Errol Morris, and Joe & Anthony Russo.  See some of his commercial work below:

Have questions about the workshop? Contact Joe Smith here.

Have questions about the venue or registration? Contact CP Casting here.