Give the scene a “beat”ing
Let’s assume that you have the audition material in hand. You’ve worked on your skills and you have developed a team to rehearse with. The Master Auditioner knows that the scene isn’t ready to be rehearsed until you’ve discovered what the scene is about. Generally, scenes are not about what the characters are saying. They are about unspoken emotions that the characters can’t express in words. So, how do you unlock the unspoken emotional information buried within each scene? You begin by breaking the scene down into beats.
“What is a beat? A beat is an interval within a scene in which new information is either introduced or discovered that effects the emotional life of the characters. That information may come from the environment or it may surface as a realization from within the character’s internal emotional life.”
Every scene has several beats. Each beat signals a change in emotion. At John Marshall Jones presents Mastering the Audition we teach you how to uncover the multiple emotional beats within each scene so your auditions become memorable emotional performances that satisfy the people you’re auditioning for. Our experience tells us that the most memorable actors are also the most employable.
We live and work in an information society. At John Marshall Jones presents Mastering the Audition we are committed to providing you with superior information to help you to achieve superior results. So break that scene down into beats and make your next audition your best one!