On-Camera Audition Techniques

Audition Techniques


In this class, you will level up and build upon your fundamental skills and techniques by learning more advanced tools. Special attention will be paid to storytelling, script analysis across genre and the mediums of television and film, finding depth, following truthful impulse and building out your process with creativity and nuance.  


Crista Flanagan

Length of Class

  • 3 Hours, Once a Week, for 4 Weeks


A free consultation is required to join this class. Schedule here.

What skills will I build in this class?

  • You will build or re-build a workflow and acting process that feels comfortable, makes sense and produces the results you desire.
  • You will re-ignite your artistry while becoming more technically proficient in all genres of film and television.
  • You will learn and apply script analysis techniques that allow each project and audition to feel unique and spot on.
  • You will find greater specificity in action, thought and point of view.
  • You will find a deeper, more truthful connection to character, relationships and circumstances.  

What will we do in this class?

  • Most classes are structured like this:
    • Learn new skills
    • Practice new skills through exercises
    • Apply all learned skills through scene work
      • You will be coached, given notes and put on tape
    • Watch and learn from playback of your work 

Who is this class for?

  • This class is designed for professional actors looking for a renewed sense of craft and a huge boost of confidence.
  • Previous acting training or experience is required.  While some time will be spent revisiting the more fundamental aspects of on-camera acting, this class is unsuitable for someone completely new to acting.
  • All actors wishing to enroll in a class must schedule a FREE 20-minute consultation here.

What do I need to bring to class?

You will need a notebook, pen, pencil, recording device (iphone) and a water bottle.

How much work is done outside of class? Are there rehearsals?

  • You will need to review your notes and prepare your scenes for each class. If your scene is not memorized or prepared, then it’s best to not work in class – it’s a waste of everyone’s time, including yours. 
  • Rehearsals outside of class are done with or without your classmates; I recommend rehearsing at least 20-60 minutes per day, minimum, on your own.  
  • I will recommend some books, articles, podcasts, tv shows and films. Try your best to read/listen/watch them.

How is my work filmed in class?

  • All scene work in class is done with a reader who is an actor. You are put on tape in a single, there are no two-shots.  
  • We will put you on tape using your camera or phone. Make sure it is charged and you have space.  We will provide tripod, lights, etc.

How many students are in a class?

Enrollment is limited to 8-10 students. It’s important that each person get individual attention each week.

How much is it?

  • $700

How do I enroll and pay?

Where is class?

  • Toluca Lake, CA
  • Street parking

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