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Re: Audition Emails

Post by Kebert Xela » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:18 pm

RandyG wrote:
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the_phil wrote:Just got my invite for March 20 in Tampa. First invite for me!


Congrats! I got mine for the 21st, but it's my 8th time. :)


Don't ♪ at your 1/♪. Congrats!


Nice try, but I don't think quaver would describe what was said...

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Post by alamble » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:55 pm

Question for the peanut gallery: does anyone remember what the full list of audition cities was for this year's auditions? I got an invite to Kansas City, but OF COURSE it's for the week BEFORE I was already planning on being in town, and I simply cannot pull off two trips on consecutive weekends. Was hoping to possibly ask to reschedule but I can't remember what my other options are.

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Post by bpmod » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:59 pm

alamble wrote:Question for the peanut gallery: does anyone remember what the full list of audition cities was for this year's auditions? I got an invite to Kansas City, but OF COURSE it's for the week BEFORE I was already planning on being in town, and I simply cannot pull off two trips on consecutive weekends. Was hoping to possibly ask to reschedule but I can't remember what my other options are.

The only two I remember for certain are Toronto and Buffalo.

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Re: Audition Emails

Post by pinkwaterlily » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:17 pm

alamble wrote:Question for the peanut gallery: does anyone remember what the full list of audition cities was for this year's auditions? I got an invite to Kansas City, but OF COURSE it's for the week BEFORE I was already planning on being in town, and I simply cannot pull off two trips on consecutive weekends. Was hoping to possibly ask to reschedule but I can't remember what my other options are.


I know New York was on the list and Boston was not.

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Post by ComingUpMilhouse » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:23 pm

Detroit was one as well.

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Post by jeff6286 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:25 pm

I'm in Indianapolis, and I think Nashville was the closest one to me.

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Post by alamble » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:36 pm

jeff6286 wrote:I'm in Indianapolis, and I think Nashville was the closest one to me.

I wasn't sure if Nashville was one of this year's cities or not, but that's my best option as well.

Thanks to all who replied!

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Post by cheezguyty » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:15 am

alamble wrote:Question for the peanut gallery: does anyone remember what the full list of audition cities was for this year's auditions?

In addition to the ones already mentioned there were Huntsville, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, Tampa, and Tulsa.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:09 pm

I got an invitation today. I'm supposed to RSVP by email within two days. That's a pretty tight turnaround. So just a reminder to everyone: Make sure your email is set up not to send your invitation to the SPAM folder. Didn't one our boardies just happen to find an invite there and respond to it in time? Don't take that chance. The email was from the domain spe.sony.com, NOT from news.sonypictures.com which sends out announcements about online tests and such. Getting those announcements is no guarantee your email program won't crush your dreams by hiding your invitation in the junk mail bin. It was always jealous of you.

The invitation didn't say what address to RSVP to, so I'm assuming I just click Reply. The audition is on Sunday, May 5 in Kansas City. What's the best way to prepare? If I recall, there is advice on that score in earlier posts to this very thread. So I'll probably go back and look for that. But I wouldn't take it amiss if someone wanted to summarize for me here.

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Post by econgator » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:01 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:The invitation didn't say what address to RSVP to, so I'm assuming I just click Reply.


Correct.

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Post by Magna » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:08 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:What's the best way to prepare? If I recall, there is advice on that score in earlier posts to this very thread. So I'll probably go back and look for that. But I wouldn't take it amiss if someone wanted to summarize for me here.

I'm probably repeating, but be sure you are well-rested, alert and in a good frame of mind. Be sure to eat an adequate breakfast (or snack, or lunch, depending on the time of day). Dress nicely but comfortably; be prepared for temperature variations in the room. Follow all their instructions about what papers to bring with you, when to be there, etc. Some people study, but since you passed the online test, you can probably do fine on the written in-person test too.

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Post by ManceMartell » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:30 pm

Prepare using Sporcle. Their Countries quizzes were really helpful, as were their State ones.

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Post by Thom » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:59 pm

Just yesterday, I got an email from Jeopardy, but it was about the college test. I was so disappointed. But then, today, I received my invite!

Like Opus, I'm auditioning in KC on Sunday, May 5, in the morning. I live about 3 1/2 hours north of there, so I'll be driving down a day or two early and trying to get some BBQ and a good night's rest.

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Re: Audition Emails

Post by Cortana431 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:28 pm

if I havent got an audition invite even though i got 40+ right, should i assume i've been passed over? It just seems like a number of people have been getting invites lately.
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Post by Magna » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:50 pm

Cortana431 wrote:if I havent got an audition invite even though i got 40+ right, should i assume i've been passed over? It just seems like a number of people have been getting invites lately.

I don't think we know how often they hold auditions, or if how often they hold additional ones in the same cities. (IIRC, at least one city besides L.A. had a couple of rounds of auditions.) But sometimes people get late invitations. I can only speculate, but maybe it happens if not enough people RSVP for a particular audition, or if people cancel. Also, they seem to hold multiple rounds of auditions in L.A., so if that was the city, I wouldn't give up.

I don't know that this makes any difference, though - you can still take online tests and try to qualify, unless they've told you otherwise.

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Re: Audition Emails

Post by ComingUpMilhouse » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:39 pm

Magna wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:What's the best way to prepare? If I recall, there is advice on that score in earlier posts to this very thread. So I'll probably go back and look for that. But I wouldn't take it amiss if someone wanted to summarize for me here.

I'm probably repeating, but be sure you are well-rested, alert and in a good frame of mind. Be sure to eat an adequate breakfast (or snack, or lunch, depending on the time of day). Dress nicely but comfortably; be prepared for temperature variations in the room. Follow all their instructions about what papers to bring with you, when to be there, etc. Some people study, but since you passed the online test, you can probably do fine on the written in-person test too.


Yeah, I think as long as your written test is consistent with your online test, they won't care too much (they just don't want to see an amazing online score and a bad in-person one, because that will make them think you got help with the online test). When you play your mock game, speak clearly, try to remember to answer in the form of the question (although this won't kill you if you forget), and keep the game moving. They try to spread out who they call on so you all get chances to answer. If you guess wrong, bounce back quickly. They're mostly trying to get a sense of your personality and how you might come across on TV.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:46 pm

ComingUpMilhouse wrote:
Magna wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:What's the best way to prepare? If I recall, there is advice on that score in earlier posts to this very thread. So I'll probably go back and look for that. But I wouldn't take it amiss if someone wanted to summarize for me here.

I'm probably repeating, but be sure you are well-rested, alert and in a good frame of mind. Be sure to eat an adequate breakfast (or snack, or lunch, depending on the time of day). Dress nicely but comfortably; be prepared for temperature variations in the room. Follow all their instructions about what papers to bring with you, when to be there, etc. Some people study, but since you passed the online test, you can probably do fine on the written in-person test too.


Yeah, I think as long as your written test is consistent with your online test, they won't care too much (they just don't want to see an amazing online score and a bad in-person one, because that will make them think you got help with the online test). When you play your mock game, speak clearly, try to remember to answer in the form of the question (although this won't kill you if you forget), and keep the game moving. They try to spread out who they call on so you all get chances to answer. If you guess wrong, bounce back quickly. They're mostly trying to get a sense of your personality and how you might come across on TV.


You'll also do an interview lasting a minute or two, so be prepared to talk for about a minute about yourself. Be cheerful and enthusiastic - not "Price is Right" enthusiastic, but enough to show you have a personality.

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Re: Audition Emails

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:47 pm

Cortana431 wrote:if I havent got an audition invite even though i got 40+ right, should i assume i've been passed over? It just seems like a number of people have been getting invites lately.


I got my audition invitation in May, so don't assume anything.

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Re: Audition Emails

Post by alietr » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:45 pm

Cortana431 wrote:if I havent got an audition invite even though i got 40+ right, should i assume i've been passed over? It just seems like a number of people have been getting invites lately.


And I don't think anyone has seen a correlation between test score and likelihood of receiving an invitation. Any score above the threshold seems to have an equal probability of getting an invite.

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Re: Audition Emails

Post by alamble » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:14 pm

Cortana431 wrote:if I havent got an audition invite even though i got 40+ right, should i assume i've been passed over? It just seems like a number of people have been getting invites lately.

It depends on which city you signed up for; at least half of the audition cities are still unaccounted for.

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