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How to make your ABC takes stand out!

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Often, directors ask for alternate takes, but are you able to make the best of that opportunity? Anne shares her technique to make your ABC takes amazing!


The ABC's of ABC's

So today I want to talk to you about that alternate take that second take that can really make the difference.

So a lot of times when we're auditioning, we'll be asked to do more than one take. And we want to make sure that when we do more than one take, and we give a second take, that is completely different than the first. And sometimes you'll be asked to do an ABC take when you're being live directed. And so what does that mean? Well, that means three completely different takes.

Now, most of us just going on gut instinct. Which is usually predictable and expected. So what we want to do is we want to avoid having it sound predictable or like everybody else's ABC take. Even with that alternate take, you want to make sure that you're not sounding the same. A couple of tricks of how to get around this or how to do this is to not think about the sound so much or pitch so much as thinking about how you're entering a different scene, three different scenes or two different scenes that you're going to react to differently.

So then it doesn't become a matter of, oh, this is what it sounds like. It then becomes a. Oh, these are three different scenes that I'm reacting to. And when you react to different scenes, you start to have different tones or different emotions and different sounds. And that's, what's going to keep you believable and authentic. To the casting director's ears, a good actor, because that means you can put yourself in another scene and react completely differently and give them a take that maybe they aren't hearing from 300 other people

That can really perk their ears up and make them hire you instead of the other 200 people that they keep hearing the same things from. When you go into doing an additional take, make sure you think about the scene, react to a different scene, give it a different emotion rather than listening to the sound of it and try to make it sound different.

Thanks so much guys for watching. See you next week.

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About Anne:

Anne Ganguzza is a professional voice actor and award-winning director and producer who works with students to develop their voiceover and business skills - including voice over Coaching and Genre-based Demo Production. She specializes in conversational Commercial & Narration styles, including Corporate, eLearning, Technology, and On-Hold Messaging. Located in Orange County, California, Anne offers private coaching and mentoring services to students via ipDTL and Zoom.



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