I offer Private coaching by the hour for actors of all ages and levels of experience. I have coached actors as young as 4 years old all the way up to seniors. I have helped actors prepare auditions and roles for major feature films, commercials and TV shows in LA and I will work with you here in the Salt Lake area to tailor a private session that meets your needs and makes the best use of our time. No two auditions are the same and actors need to understand the differences between auditioning for a multi-camera sitcom, single camera TV shows, feature films, and commercials. All require something unique of the actor.
Coaching will help you make strong choices, use buttons that book commercials, access your true essence and work on truly staying present in the scene. Extra attention is given to listening and reacting in the moment, not pre-planning how you think your character should react. That can be detrimental to your audition. Contact me today to get on your way to stronger auditions and to get to the next level in your acting!
Rates and services: (Discounts are available for multiple sessions)
PRIVATE COACHING: $75 per hour
AUDITION TAPING W/COACHING (reader included): $75 per hour ($50 minimum)
CONSULTING: (The business side of acting: websites, resumes, headshots, reels) $50 per hour
Email to schedule a coaching session or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
ON-CAMERA WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS & TEENS (AGE 8-16)
JOIN THE ONE-DAY ON-CAMERA AUDITIONING INTENSIVE / DATE: OCTOBER 13, 2018
COST: $100 for the 4-hour TEEN Intensive
$85 for the 3-hour YOUTH Intensive
WHEN: October 13, 2018 / 10am-1pm for YOUTH (ages 8-11) / 2-6pm for TEENS (ages 12-16)
JOIN ONE OF CHARLA’S POPULAR AND HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS OR TEENS TO LEARN THE BEST ON-CAMERA AUDITIONING TECHNIQUES AROUND, THAT WILL INCREASE THEIR BOOKING RATE & BOOST CONFIDENCE! FOCUS WILL BE ON FILM, TV, AND COMMERCIAL AUDITIONING. RESOURCES WILL ALSO BE GIVEN TO PARENTS TO HELP WITH THOSE TRICKY QUESTIONS LIKE,“HOW DO I PUT TOGETHER MY CHILD’S RESUME”? , “WHAT DO WE DO NEXT”?, “WHAT’S A DEMO REEL”?, “HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD PREPARE FOR AN AUDTION AT HOME”? ETC. STUDENTS WILL LEARN: RELAXED, COMFORTABLE SLATES, BUTTONS THAT BOOK JOBS, MAKING STRONG CHOICES, THE MOMENT BEFORE, THE INTERNAL MONOLOGUE & HOW TO HANDLE IMPROV AND NON-SPEAKING AUDITIONS!Charla is an award-winning actress and highly sought-after acting coach, now based in SLC. She has been teaching and coaching actors of all ages and abilities for over 25 years!! She led the kids division in Los Angeles at award-winning studio, Keep It Real Acting for two years, as well as privately caoching Utah kids and teens that consistently audition in LA for Disney, Nickelodeon and other major projects both in LA and SLC. She has a gift for working with young actors and understands how to help them make strong choices, and give a more natural performance. Her focus is on truly listening in the moment and reacting honestly with out pre-planning, whether they are doing a cold-reading, a memorized scene or just on-set filming.
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Please note: payment can be made by Venmo, cash or check at the rate listed above. If using paypal/creditcard a 2.9% fee is added to the transaction. Payment is expected in order to secure a spot in the workshop. (special arrangements can be made for certain circumstances)
CHARLA’s ON-CAMERA WEEKLY AUDITION WORKOUT!
WORKOUT YOUR AUDITION “MUSCLE” EACH WEEK WITH EXPERIENCED COACHING FROM CHARLA. LEARN BOOKABLE SKILLS TO HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR AUDITIONS. GET ON CAMERA SEVERAL TIMES EACH WEEK! THIS IS A DROP IN CLASS, COME WHEN YOU CAN. THIS CLASS IS APPROPRIATE FOR ACTORS OF ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE, OVER AGE 15. RSVP EACH WEEK IS REQUESTED FOR ATTENDANCE. PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BE ADDED TO THE CLASS LIST.
WEDNESDAYS, 7-9 PM AT THE ACTORS WORKSHOP IN SLC
$30/CLASS OR BUY A 4 CLASS CARD $100 (NEVER EXPIRES)
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TEACHING ENDORSEMENTS FOR CHARLA
“As a senior with acting aspirations, I can’t imagine finding a more professional, understanding, discretely critical, challenging or motivating professional actor than Charla Cochran. She not only coaches the how, but the why and the why not, while giving personal insights that give strong sense of experience even when you really don’t have much. I look forward to her workshop every week I’m in town.”- C Fritz
“I loved working with Charla! She brings such great energy and really helped me to come out of my shell. I learned so many wonderful little tricks that I am looking forward to using in future auditions.” -P Davenport
"I have been acting for many many years, but am always looking for different ways to approach the art of acting. I have taught acting as well. Recently, I was very blessed to have the opportunity to attend ‘Charla Cochran’s’, Commercial Workshop. I must say that I truly learned so very much. Not only about acting, but just about being who you are. The tricks of getting the part after auditioning for the commercial, Not only commercials, but any part, for that matter. My hats off to you Charla Cochran, You are amazing”. -K Johnson
“Loved Charla from the moment I walked into the door! She has a great personable energy and I felt comfortable within minutes. I felt like I gained so much knowledge after just one class!” ~Lindsey
“In one night’s class I learned several KEY techniques and approaches that would have been extremely beneficial for auditions I’ve been to recently and that will help me tremendously moving forward!! Charla is knowledgeable and spontaneous. Her engaging manner encourages participation and exploration in character development and self-marketing.” – Lynn Chambers
“Charla is a great teacher who can communicate both the basic mechanics of an audition as well as the subtleties of the opinions of those behind the casting table. I would highly recommend her workshop to anyone who is interested in becoming a working actor.” – Hope Floyd
“Wow….. What a great class….Charla is a fabulous teacher….she makes you aware of the little things that can make or break your audition ……and great tips on things to make yourself a better actor ….glad you are here!!” -Tracy Scott
“Charla’s class was fantastic! From the beginning it was friendly and open- and informative! It was nice to know I was doing some things right, and great to learn what I wasn’t doing at all!”- S.A. Rogers
“I want to thank Charla for her fun and educating workshop! She really knows how to teach in a fun way. She gave us great feedback and made sure we understood what she was talking about. I liked how she focused on commercial work for part of it and theatrical work for the other part, because it really helped me focus on each individually.” – Amella Pena (student)
“The Actor’s workshop was a great experience. I had the opportunity to interact with both young and old students, all at different skill levels. Also, Charla created a comfortable atmosphere that truly allowed me to reach my full potential. This place rules!”-Crosby Lloyd (student)
“I want to say Charla was great with my children, a very nice person, she seems very patient for children I hope she will continue teaching, because I most definitley will be taking my children back to her.” -Luciana Mireles (mom)
"Charla’s youth workshop was perfect for my daughter. I am an actress myself, and I loved hearing what my daughter learned in Charla’s class. I even learned some new things through my daughter. Thank you Charla. I look forward to my children taking more classes from you. "-Liz Baker (mom)
In the rapidly moving and ever-evolving digital age, the need for an effective and well edited demo reel is critical more than ever before. The point of a professional actor reel is to showcase you, your skills/ experience, and your character range/ type. An awesome reel starts with you acting RIGHT AWAY. It also shows you in a character type that is definitely you, while spelling out your range and caliber. Your demo reel is your calling card and will show what simply cannot be seen in a headshot or on a resume. If you have been acting for while and have a few clips of high quality footage that shows you on screen and not as a background player – then it’s time to put together an acting reel.
I offer full-service editing for professional demo reels. I will work with you to negotiate a fair price based on what you need done. Whether you need a quick edit with clips you have already selected and uplaoded, or perhaps we are starting from scratch and you need me to upload footage and consult with you on which clips to include and go from there. I have the full-editing software and video ripping capabilities to make your demo reel; engaging, brief and up to industry standards.
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