I just completed two 4-week Advanced On-Camera Audition Workshops at TK Studios, lead by the fearless Katie Flahive!!!

I decided a while back I really needed to strengthen my audition technique and was looking for a class taught by a working actor. TK Studios happened to be launching this very class around the same time so I DOVE IN .

From day 1, minute 1 I was hooked. Katie is loaded with industry knowledge that she purposely shares with you to demystify a lot of notions crammed around the audition experience. You learn very quickly what the expectation is, and the bar is pretty high. Katie invites you to push past your limits and the god-awful habits (talking about myself here) you’ve come to depend on in your auditions. All of this is done in a hyper-efficient, safe and zen-like environment.

Everyone works at least once every class. Relevant sides are sent to your email 2 days before every class - just as you would for a network tv audition. Sometimes you come in and have a surprise cold read, an invaluable thing to practice. You work with Katie beat by beat on your audition and tweak it in every way imaginable, ultimately resulting in a thoughtful, unique and tight audition. Vimeo links of your class footage are always sent to you within the week. All the clips are downloadable so you can keep a record of your progress and strong notes or ideas that were covered in doing the work.

Having a safe space to experiment and make mistakes outside of real-world audition scenarios is absolutely necessary to take your auditioning to the next level, so much so that I signed up for 2 4-Week runs back to back. This class gives you a solid framework to challenge yourself every week and if you put in the work, you will feel the results immediately.

Melvin LimaComment