Mark Brandon Joins Spotlight Academy as an integral part of our our online Advanced learning for Actors.
Tuesday’s Online via Zoom
Master Class with Mark Brandon
You’ve got two things to do at your audition: Get the job, or be remembered. In this advanced course, Mark Brandon will train you in competitive audition strategies designed to do exactly that. Mark consistently employs them in each and every audition to book his own, numerous TV roles.
For the first four weeks, you will be assigned a two-page audition scene every week, and be expected to demonstrate each new strategy as it is introduced. You will learn how to “bookend” your scenes—a technique every casting director looks for. You will also learn two great techniques that capture the attention of directors and producers. In addition, Mark will share technicalities and fine points that separate you from other actors in the waiting room. These points include how to make the best use of eye lines, camera marks and framing. Your entire audition will take on a more polished, professional look that inevitably results in strong, memorable work.
The final two weeks will consist of addressing your overall acting skills, ensuring your ability to capably handle Guest Star and Recurring Roles. All materials will be provided by Mark, including his eBook on how to eliminate audition room fears.
Mark Brandon’s career as a professional actor spans nearly 30 years in the U.S and Canada, with 141 credits in film and television. He’s held over a dozen recurring roles on TV, starting with Days of Our Lives, and more recently, The Man in the High Castle and Riverdale. Presently, Mark recurs on the Hallmark Channel as the mayor of Chesapeake Shores.
Mark loves to encourage and inspire actors just starting out and teaches periodically. Many of his students have gone on to recurring roles of their own, including some becoming series regulars. His book for beginning actors, Winning Auditions - 101 Strategies for Actors, continues to sell throughout North America.