Audition for Film & Television 1-Day Intensive will be offered Saturday, August 25 from 9 am - 5 pm. Limited to only 12 participants.
Freihofer is Oklahoma's leading casting director for feature film and national commercials. He is also an actor that has appeared in feature film and network television. This combination gives him a unique perspective about the audition room and it's what contributes to the sellout of his classes and intensives.
Saturday participants will get Freihofer's perspective of the casting process from both sides of the audition table. After an overview of his approach to not only casting but also auditions, Freihofer will work actors in mock auditions with prepared material. Each participant will get in front of the camera twice during the day, each time with unique and specific coaching, not only in finding more depth in the scene, but in techniques applicable to all auditions.
"The biggest enemy in the audition room is what's going on inside the actor's head," Freihofer says. "The audition has added pressures, or at least we presume there are added pressures, compared to being on set. I often hear actors say they are fine once they are on set, but they hate auditioning. But the truth is, if you can't master auditioning and learn to love it, you won't get on set. My intensive is designed to find methods of wiping away all the unnecessary distractions and focus on the material."
Sunday's class is for those that have previously taken Freihofer's intensive or 6-week class, have learned the approach and techniques, and would like a refresher. It is a great way to reinvigorate the actor and get back to having fun in the audition room.
Freihofer's recent casting credits include WILDLIFE, actor Paul Dano's directorial debut starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, the Lifetime films OVEREXPOSED, FORSAKEN and A MOTHER'S ESCAPE, the upcoming film ROAD LESS TRAVELED, starring country singer Lauren Alaina, HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT and CHILDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY for The Weinstein Company. Other casting credits include William H. Macy's RUDDERLESS, Michael Winterbottom's THE KILLER INSIDE ME with Casey Affleck, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY with Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts and Terrence Malick's TO THE WONDER with Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams.
Chris Freihofer is an actor and casting director, bringing his 20+ years of experience in front of and behind the camera to create a unique perspective about the audition room. He has appeared in films and television, most notably as Dan Wachsberger on Breaking Bad, but he also has over 90 casting credits in film and television as well. He has cast projects for noted directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Terence Malick, Andrea Arnold and Michael Winterbottom, as well as first-time filmmakers William H. Macy and Paul Dano. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1999, is Oklahoma's only member of the Casting Society of America, and is the 2016 recipient of the Oklahoma Film Icon Award.
All participants are guaranteed to have personal, individual coaching and feedback applicable to not only that day's audition material but they will receive techniques to be used for future auditions. All on-camera work and coaching will be preserved on a video link for participants to review long after the intensive concludes.
NOTE: Make sure you have taken Freihofer's previous training before enrolling in the Sunday intensive (you can enroll in both days and qualify). All Sunday enrollments will be verified and anyone not meeting eligibility requirements will forfeit their enrollment along with a $35 cancellation fee.
Link to sign up: https://www.makeyourmarkstudios.org/buyhere/august-25-1-day-intensive-w-casting-director-chris-freihofer