Commercials are the bread and butter for actors so getting good at commercial auditioning will help keep food on the table. Zach Galligan has been a professional actor for 35 years, known for being the star of such films as GREMLINS and WAXWORK, but he taught commercial acting and auditioning at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for 10 years. He is bringing his popular commercial class to The Actor Factory in a condensed 2-day intensive. This high-energy, 2-day session will take film acting in general and relate it specifically to the commercial world. Galligan will talk about the old style of commercial acting, and contrast it with the new, more naturalistic style. Then he will get everybody up on their feet individually and have them try an easy piece of commercial copy. The remaining esercises focus on technical aspects like volume level , varying speed and pitch of delivery , relaxation techniques, and learning to enjoy themselves rather than grade/critique themselves every time. There is also a basic examination of the copy itself, namely the way it's written and what it's trying to communicate. "We will focus on a few key things: getting good at reading off the poster board, teaching a good slate, profiles and backs of hands, analyzing copy so that we understand what is being sold, and making the product the star of each commercial. There is also a valuable interview exercise that teaches you to self censor and edit your thoughts quickly in an audition setting," he said. Galligan promises lots of doing, not a lot of sitting around listening. Very low pressure, tons of fun, but constantly learning and practicing on camera. Refunds cannot be honored within 10 days of the intensive. Any refund prior to 10 days from the session will be given minus a $35 cancellation fee. Sales are transferable to a different student.