Thursday, April 04, 2013

Today I already have a commercial audition scheduled in Santa Monica and late this morning I received a call for a callback for a commercial I auditioned for last week.  Fortunately they are both less than a mile from each other because getting in and out of Santa Monica in the afternoon isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

Audition: “Chevy” @ Kathy Knowles Casting.  This audition was a lot of fun with one of my favorite session directors in town.

Callback: “Time-Warner Cable” @ RMB Casting.  This was a case of “hurry up and…wait.”  Yeah, sometimes auditions take a long time for whatever reason.  I don’t usually get too stressed out over that as I’m pretty mellow and can always occupy myself with something constructive.

While I was waiting I recognized David Shane as he walked through the lobby on a call.  He must be the director.  I worked with David 4 years prior in New York on a KY Brand commercial.  Great guy, very, very specific in his direction.  That explained a lot.  He takes his time and really knows what he wants.

When I walked in the room I wasn’t sure that he would actually remember me, but he certainly did.  He shared with the rest of the creative team when and where we had worked together.

I didn’t have a lot to do in the audition; “my wife” had most of the heavy lifting.  In the end she felt as though “she blew it” and was out of there in a hurry.  We chatted and laughed as we walked to our cars together.  The last thing I said to her was “watch, you’ll book it”.

The traffic getting home from Santa Monica took FOREVER. But I was “all smiles” when I got a call from my agency during the drive informing me that I had been placed on avail.  Yes!

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