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Welcome to Inside The Audition, the podcast where we go behind the scenes with actors and film industry professionals to share audition experience, insight and advice.

Episode contain actionable tips, strategies and resources to help you shoot standout auditions in less time, so that you can book book lead roles in your dream projects.

Actors: Join our FREE Monologue Challenge Here Today at www.laughingvikings.com/challenge

Inside The Audition Joey Freddy Larsen & Brandon Knox

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Welcome to Inside The Audition, the podcast where we go behind the scenes with actors and film industry professionals to share audition experience, insight and advice.

Episode contain actionable tips, strategies and resources to help you shoot standout auditions in less time, so that you can book book lead roles in your dream projects.

Actors: Join our FREE Monologue Challenge Here Today at www.laughingvikings.com/challenge

    #163 SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT IN THE FREE MONOLOGUE CHALLENGE!

    #163 SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT IN THE FREE MONOLOGUE CHALLENGE!

    Shoot your strongest performance and share it with agents, casting directors and producers to finally give your talent the spotlight it deserves! Join the Free Monologue Challenge here: www.actorsaudtionclub.com/challenge



    🎙️ Episode Notes from Host Joey Freddy Larsen:



    Hey there, talented thespians and acting aficionados!



    It's your host, Joey Freddy Larsen, coming at you with another electrifying episode of our beloved podcast.



    This time, I'm joined by the ever-insightful Brandon Knox and together, we're diving deep into the latest and greatest from the Actors Audition Club.



    You simply can't afford to miss this episode, and here's why:



    Free Monologue Challenge Relaunch**: We're kicking things off with a bang as we unveil the much-anticipated relaunch of our Free Monologue Challenge.



    This is your chance to shine, to show the world your acting chops, and to get noticed!



    Brand New Website**: The digital home for our community is getting a major facelift.



    We're talking about a sleek, user-friendly platform that will make your acting journey smoother and more connected than ever before.



    Check out the new site at www.actorsauditionclub.com



    The Wall of Excellence**: It's time to roll out the red carpet for our peers. We're celebrating the incredible achievements within our community, with a special shoutout to stars like Chris Sandiford, Brandon Knox and Adam Daniel Mezei. Their stories will inspire you to reach for the stars!



    Acting Opportunities Galore**: The horizon is bright with a production boom that promises more roles, more auditions, and more chances for you to land that dream gig. We're here to prep you for this golden era of acting opportunities.



    Insights from Erin Elizabeth Reed**: To top it all off, the brilliant Erin Elizabeth Reid joins the conversation, dropping knowledge bombs and insider tips that you won't find anywhere else.



    🌟 Why Every Actor Needs to Listen:



    Get Ahead of the Competition**: With our monologue challenge and the insider info we're dishing out, you'll be steps ahead of your fellow actors.



    Exclusive Announcements**: Be the first to know about new initiatives and opportunities from the Actors Audition Club.



    Inspiration and Motivation**: Hear success stories and motivational insights that will fuel your passion and drive you to excel.



    Community and Support**: Feel the strength of our acting community and the support that comes with being part of this incredible network.



    So, mark your calendars, set a reminder, and do whatever it takes to tune into this episode.



    Whether you're on the subway, hitting the gym, or sipping on your morning coffee, make sure you're listening to us as we set the stage for your success.



    Break a leg, and I'll catch you on the airwaves!



    Your host,

    Joey Freddy Larsen 🎭✨



    TIMESTAMPS:



    "Actors Audition Club Monologue Challenge": "00:00:00 and 00:01:05"

    "Wall of Excellence": "00:05:40"

    "Chris Sandiford": "00:06:44"

    "Brandon J Knox": "00:10:30"

    "CBS Sitcom": "00:15:11"

    "Audition Rehearsal and Performance for the Todoroff Technique": "00:13:25"

    "Actors Audition Club Free Monologue Challenge": "00:22:07"

    "Actors Audition Club Website": "00:24:38"

    "Monologue Training Video": "00:37:30"



    Shoot standout auditions and book lead roles in your dream projects with Actors Audition Club! Get started at www.actorsauditonclub.com


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    • 47 min
    #162 SHATTERING LIMITS IN '24: BREAKTHROUGHS & TRANSFORMATIONS

    #162 SHATTERING LIMITS IN '24: BREAKTHROUGHS & TRANSFORMATIONS

    Hey there, fellow thespians and listeners!



    It's your host, Joey Freddy Larsen, and you're tuning into another episode of our podcast where we dive deep into the lives and careers of actors who are making their mark on the stage and screen.



    Today, I'm joined by my co-host the incredibly talented Brandon J. Knox and our special guest, visionary actor and director Erin Elizabeth Reed.



    We're going to unpack a year's worth of growth, both personally and professionally, and let me tell you, it's been quite the ride!



    Here's a sneak peek of what we're discussing:



    Brandon's Broadway Journey**: Brandon shares his exhilarating experience treading the boards on Broadway.

    Erin's Directing Ventures**: Aaron talks about the challenges and triumphs of directing a play in Sydney.

    My Own Acting and TV Role**: I'll be getting personal about my numerous performances this year and landing a lead role on television.

    Mindset for Success**: We delve into the mental shifts we've all made, like adopting a brave approach and maintaining a beginner's mind.

    Overcoming Obstacles**: We didn't shy away from the tough stuff, discussing the hurdles we faced, from finding the right plays to standing our ground in the industry.

    Strategies for Growth**: Learn about the smarter goals we set and how effective time management propelled us forward.

    Embracing Vulnerability**: We get real about the power of vulnerability, setting healthy boundaries, and staying open to new opportunities.



    By listening to this episode, actors and creatives alike will gain invaluable insights into:



    How to navigate the highs and lows of an acting career.

    Strategies for personal and professional development.

    The importance of mindset in achieving success.

    Practical tips for goal setting and time management.

    The role of vulnerability and boundaries in personal growth.



    So, whether you're backstage waiting for your cue or on your daily commute dreaming of the spotlight, this episode is for you!



    Tune in and let's grow together in this crazy, beautiful world of acting.



    Lights, camera, action!



    Here's to MORE IN '24!



    MENTIONS & SHOUTOUTS:

    "Harold Pinter Plays": "00:23:37"

    "Ebay": "00:24:51"

    "Scribe Bookstore": "00:24:51"

    "Voice and Speech Exercises": "00:25:57"

    "Growth Day": "00:31:37"

    "Smart Goals": "00:37:13"

    "James Wedmore": "00:42:52"

    "Coaching program": "00:48:44"

    "Tom Todoroff Acting Conservatory": "00:49:46"

    "James Wedmore and Business by Design Next Level": "00:51:45"

    "Stratford Birmingham Conservatory": "01:05:16"

    "Visualization Exercise": "01:21:50"

    "Mind Movie": "01:34:07"

    "Actors Audition Club": "01:40:22"

    "Instagram": "01:40:22"



    EPISODE KEYWORKS:

    personal growth, achievements, challenges, Broadway show, professional commercial voiceover, directing a play, television show, mindset shifts, beginner's mind, time management, family time, financial abundance, artistic endeavors, podcast, coaching programs, letting go, setting boundaries, positive conversations, idea exchanges


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    #161 UNLOCKING MORE IN '24: 10 SUCCESS CHARACTERISTICS OF ACTORS

    #161 UNLOCKING MORE IN '24: 10 SUCCESS CHARACTERISTICS OF ACTORS

    Welcome to another episode of "Inside the Audition" with your always-enthusiastic hosts, Joey Freddy Larsen and Brandon Knox!



    This week, we're leaning into the New Year's spirit and setting the stage for a breakthrough 2024 with personal stories, practical advice, and top tips for success, both on and off the stage.



    In this episode, I journey through my own experiences, attending inspiring business conferences, participating in transformative coaching programs, and reflecting on the past year, all with the goal of helping you manifest your best acting year ahead.



    The acting world can be challenging, but with the right mindset, we can all achieve greatness.



    Here are some of the key topics we delve into:



    1. The Art of Being Present: A deep dive into how spontaneous and 'in the moment' performances can win hearts.

    2. Characteristics for Success: Understanding the top ten characteristics every successful actor should have and how to cultivate them.

    3. Identity Shift: Exploring how changing our perception of ourselves can lay the groundwork for realising our dreams.

    4. The Mentality of Champions: Explaining why being coachable, malleable, and disciplined are the keystones to success.

    5. Respect and the Abundance Mindset: Discussing why treating everyone with respect and welcoming abundance can elevate your career.

    6. Overcoming Negative Emotions: How to push through vulnerability and negative feelings to embrace your true potential.

    7. The Power of Excitement: Encouraging you to harness your excitement as a tool for motivation and engagement.



    For even more valuable insights and support, don't forget to join us at the Actors Audition Club.



    Let's get ready to seize the incredible opportunities that are surely coming our way in 2024.



    Tune in next week as we explore setting achievable goals for your breakthrough year in the industry.



    You don't want to miss it!


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    #160 CREATING A KILLER DEMO REEL: SHOWCASING YOUR BEST TO CASTING DIRECTORS

    #160 CREATING A KILLER DEMO REEL: SHOWCASING YOUR BEST TO CASTING DIRECTORS

    Join the 5 Day Monologue Challenge and discover how to shoot standout auditions and book lead roles in your dream projects: www.laughingvikings.com/challenge

    Hey there!



    This is Joey Freddy Larsen with yet another must-listen episode of Inside the Audition.



    Today we're talking all about the art of crafting the perfect demo reel!



    And guess what? I'm not alone.



    I'm joined by the spectacular Brandon Knox for this enlightening dialogue.



    In this episode, we delve right into:

    - The surge of content production in the industry and how you as an actor need to adapt and prepare.

    - The secrets behind the ideal demo reel length, and why you should be updating them regularly.

    - Our tried and tested strategies for gathering compelling material for demo reels.

    - The science behind creating scroll-stopping openings and endings and presenting diverse characters to prove your versatility.



    We also took a trip down memory lane, reflecting on my beloved childhood baseball coach Dean Heliotis, who shaped us in more ways than one.



    We acknowledge how essential having a coach in not just acting, but in any aspect of life can truly be.



    As we wind up, I want you all to know that I'm incredibly excited about the upcoming opportunities in our vibrant industry.



    I'm all set to engage with fellow actors, directors, and filmmakers, creating more magic in the heart of Hollywood.



    Be a part of our journey by reaching out to Adam Barnicke from Wicked Tree Creative (tell him we sent ya!) for all your demo reel queries, and remember, we're always thrilled to welcome new members into our community!



    You definitely don't want to miss this episode!



    It's filled to the brim with insider advice, memorable stories, and more than a few laughs.



    Tune in now to elevate your auditions and see your acting career soar.



    See you Inside The Audition!



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    Learn how one actor went from stressful DIY selftapes to booking a role in a Hollywood blockbuster PLUS 2 series leads in 12 months. Join our free audition workshop here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.laughingvikings.com/auditionhero⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Actors Audition Club helps actors shoot professional auditions without stress, tech troubles or bugging family so that you can elevate your performance and book your dream role in TV, Film and Theatre: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.laughingvikings.com/auditions⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Join Actors Audition Club so that you too can learn the strategies, systems and processes that today's working actors are using to elevate their auditions and book more roles: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.laughingvikings.com/aac⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Connect with us on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@actorsauditionclub⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@joeyfreddylarsen⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@bknox_57⁠⁠


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    • 51 min
    #159 CRACKING THE COMEDY CODE: WRITING, ACTING & COLLABORATION WITH PAT DUSSAULT

    #159 CRACKING THE COMEDY CODE: WRITING, ACTING & COLLABORATION WITH PAT DUSSAULT

    Hey, it's your host, Joey Freddy Larsen, thrilled to be back with another exciting episode for all my aspiring actors, writers, and comedians out there!



    Buckle up as we dive headfirst into a fun, insightful, and downright hilarious conversation with the comedy genius himself, Pat Dussault.



    This episode's got everything - behind-the-scenes stories, life anecdotes mixed with laughters, and engaging interactions.



    We kick off by tackling the value of setting your ego aside and embracing the power of collaboration.



    I even drop a few audition tips that are sure to level up your game.



    Next, we shift gears to the man of the hour - Pat Dussault.



    We shared good laughs while talking about his journey from his upbringing, passion for comedy, to writing for incredible comedy shows like Just for Laughs and The Beaverton.



    Best of all, Patrick shares fantastic takeaways on seizing opportunities, giving your best in self-tape auditions, and insights on comedy's collaborative process.



    To wrap it all up, we delve into what's next for Patrick - trust me; you don't want to miss this!



    Don't just take my word for it, tune in to listen, laugh, and learn!



    Key Topics Discussed:



    - The art of diminishing ego for impactful collaboration

    - Audition tips straight from the host's experience

    - Patrick Dussault's hysterically funny journey in comedy writing

    - Navigating the world of professional auditions

    - The golden rule of saying yes to opportunities: Patrick's personal perspective

    - Life on the sets of renowned comedy shows

    - Embracing the collaborative process: An inside look with Patrick Dussault

    - Patrick Dussault's future aspirations: What's in store for this comedy powerhouse?



    Jump right in and prepare for laughter, learning, and a heavy dose of inspiration from this episode.



    To all the actors, comedians, and writers seeking to make their mark, this one's for you.



    It's going to be a riot, promise!

    -Joey Freddy Larsen



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    Learn how one actor went from stressful DIY selftapes to booking a role in a Hollywood blockbuster PLUS 2 series leads in 12 months. Join our free audition workshop here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.laughingvikings.com/auditionhero⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Actors Audition Club helps actors shoot professional auditions without stress, tech troubles or bugging family so that you can elevate your performance and book your dream role in TV, Film and Theatre: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.laughingvikings.com/auditions⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Join Actors Audition Club so that you too can learn the strategies, systems and processes that today's working actors are using to elevate their auditions and book more roles: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.laughingvikings.com/aac⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Connect with us on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@actorsauditionclub⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@joeyfreddylarsen⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@bknox_57⁠⁠


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #158: 7 WAYS ACTORS AUDITION CLUB HELPS YOU CREATE STANDOUT AUDITIONS

    #158: 7 WAYS ACTORS AUDITION CLUB HELPS YOU CREATE STANDOUT AUDITIONS

    Hey Actors! It's your host, Joey Freddy Larsen, writing to you about our latest episode at the Actors Audition Club podcast that you simply can't afford to miss.

    Brandon and I, we aimed this episode to help you guys take your auditions to new heights.

    We begin the episode with our special feature - the self-tape audition coaching.

    These sessions, conducted over Zoom, allow us to work closely with you.

    You get on the spot, constructive feedback from directors like myself and Brandon, and we’ve seen actors grow immensely from these sessions.

    We also talk about the significant role of rehearsal sessions, which again, can be done remotely.

    The unique advantage here is getting to rehearse with a professional reader who provides live notes and suggestions.

    An actor's preparation is both emotional and technical, and solid rehearsals can be game-changers on the actual filming day.

    As part of our episode, we also delve into the fantastic advantages of being a part of our Actors Audition Club community.

    We have monthly meetups, personalized help through one-on-one calls, and the most unique experiences through our master classes with outstanding mentors like director Tom Todoroff

    Throughout our chat, Brandon and I share some of our personal anecdotes and triumphant stories from our Actors Audition Club members, demonstrating what you as an actor can achieve through our platform.

    So, to make the most of our resources and wonderful opportunities offered by Actors Audition Club, don't forget to subscribe to our podcast, enroll for the upcoming master class with Tom Todoroff, and sign up for more helpful audition tips and tricks directly to your inbox.

    Why should actors listen?:

    - Learn useful techniques from seasoned professionals

    - Understand the intricacies of the audition process

    - Get practical tips on self-taping and performing on set

    - Hear firsthand success stories from Actors Audition Club members

    - Find out about exclusive networking opportunities in the industry

    - Discover ways to improve through one-to-one coaching sessions.

    Let's kick-start your journey to stand-out auditions today!

    Key Topics Discussed:

    - The necessity of understanding the audition context

    - The seven unique advantages Actors Audition Club offers actors for auditions

    - Deep-diving into self-tape audition coaching and recording sessions

    - The powerful benefits of remote audition rehearsal sessions

    - Unveiling of our monthly meetups and custom-tailored help

    - Introducing our exclusive master classes with industry veterans

    - Real-life success stories from Actors Audition Club members

    Join our interactive live broadcast of Inside The Audition every Wednesday 2pm EST on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

    Learn how one actor went from stressful DIY selftapes to booking a role in a Hollywood blockbuster PLUS 2 series leads in 12 months. Join our free audition workshop here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.laughingvikings.com/auditionhero⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Actors Audition Club helps actors shoot professional auditions without stress, tech troubles or bugging family so that you can elevate your performance and book your dream role in TV, Film and Theatre: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.laughingvikings.com/auditions⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Join Actors Audition Club so that you too can learn the strategies, systems and processes that today's working actors are using to elevate their auditions and book more roles: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.laug

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