Dr. Noelle Nelson

VIDEO: Cold Readings Made Easy

Cold Readings Made Easy by Dr. Noelle Nelson"I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille…"
Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard


Never again let a cold reading stand between you and the part! "COLD READINGS MADE EASY," a 4 volume series is a survival kit for the working actor. Getting a good part in a film, becoming a series regular, getting a lead in a mini-series - that's what every actor wants! A good acting job and a chance to perform at a level that allows you to really express your talent and creativity. And the only way to get that chance is to audition…

BUT - doing a good audition means doing a good "cold reading." Getting the part is not about whether or not you can act, but about whether or not you can do the cold reading! Don't lose a dynamite part because you can't cold read at the level at which you can act!

With "COLD READINGS MADE EASY," you will receive a practical, step-by-step video guide to successful cold reading. Each volume contains a workbook, scenes, and a checklist to enable you to practice and perfect your auditioning skills. Join Noelle C. Nelson, Ph.D., well-known professional acting coach in Los Angeles for over 20 years, as she makes her winning cold reading techniques available to you!

Volume I
47 Minutes

Basics of Cold Reading (Beginner) shows you how to:

  • Get your face out of the page and audition like a pro
  • Figure out what's going on in the scenes in 5 minutes or less
  • Make your lines sound real even when they aren't memorized

Volume II
43 Minutes

Personalizing Your Cold Reading (Intermediate) teaches you how to:

  • Make character choices that work
  • Physicalize your cold reading so It's interesting and alive
  • Give a truly memorable and on-target interpretation

Volume III
51 Minutes

Getting the Job (Advanced) explains how to:

  • Give a dynamic reading by playing the tension in the scene
  • Adapt your reading successfully to the specific show you're up for - soap, episodic or film
  • Adapt your reading successfully to the specific part you're up for - lead, cameo or under-5

Volume IV
75 Minutes

Cold Reading for COMEDY teaches you how to:

  • Find the humor in the scene and make it work - every time
  • Set up and deliver gag lines so you get that laugh
  • Impress the casting director by making even an unfunny comedic scene - funny!

Finally - a technique that works!
the best kept secret in town!

$29.95 per volume plus $4.95 shipping and handling.
TO ORDER: email nnelson@dr.noellenelson.com.


Video Rating Guide for Libraries ****

"Cold readings can make even the bravest thespians break into cold sweats. Long time acting coach Noelle Nelson attempts to ready the actor for whatever may present itself at an audition no matter what kind of show it might be… Each tape is presented as an acting lab with Nelson interacting with young actors… Nelson is engaging, professional, and offers insights into the mind of the casting director, which lends a sense of practicality to the lessons."

Video Librarian: rated 3 & 1/2 Stars out of 4

"An excellent and very helpful tool for the aspiring thespian. Highly recommended!"

Video Catazine

"This video is wonderful to help viewers prepare for their next cold reading part. Highly recommended."

Library Journal

"The tapes build on each other well as information is not repeated but expanded upon. Useful for someone with an acting background, this is an excellent choice…"

UCLA Daily Bruin

"…it seems that starving actors are everywhere. Fortunately, prior to an audition for a musical, I got some coaching tips from Noelle Nelson's "Cold Readings Made Easy" … Compared to the hundreds and even thousands of dollars that actors pay for coaching lessons and acting schools, this video course is a relative bargain… By the way, I was invited for a second audition."


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