|The frustration of Aspiring Bollywood actors|
Yes, Casting Directors Will Wreck Your Future!
You Will Be Rejected In Every Audition
Do You Know Why?
You Don't Know The Level Of Competition And Pressures
Your Audition Etiquettes And Performance Is Mediocre
Are You Scared?
Learn 9 Sure And Simple Steps To Force Casting Directors To Select You
How To Enter | Introduce And Shoot
1. Smile! A smile from the moment you walk in the door to greet them! It's an important sign of friendliness, and it lets your possible future employers know what kind of professionalism they can expect from you.
2. Stand at the marked place
3. Enter like a star but without any arrogance. Just express confidence.
4. Hand over your headshots and resume, if not given earlier
5. Since every audition is different, be flexible and pay close attention when given instructions prior to (and during) an audition.
6. Wait for few seconds for instructions. If no instructions are forthcoming, ask a polite question like "May I introduce myself, please?
7. Then speak your name and contact details and may be few words about your background and experience, if you have any.
8. Then, again wait for further instructions on auditions
9. Relax and shoot!
Ways to Improve Your Auditions
Prepare your audition pieces. Rehearse them as you would rehearse a play. Work on them with a coach, director or another knowledgeable colleague. Be as confident with the piece as you would a role you were performing. Work on them outside of the context of an upcoming audition. Work on them in front of people. Don't wait until the night before your audition to search for, memorize and rehearse an audition piece! Practice, practice, practice!
Speaking Your Lines
When auditioning for a role in a TV commercial, you read from cue cards. Cue cards are like large flash cards that have an actor’s script printed on them in big letters. If a TV performer forgets the lines, she ever-so-subtly looks at the cue cards and reads from them. The viewing audience doesn’t see cue cards because the person holding them is standing next to (not in front of) the camera.
Keep the following script etiquette in mind when auditioning
If you just received your copy of the script moments before your audition, do an analysis of script or may be just lines, create the character with your imagination and try to memorize the lines
Don’t be afraid if you have forgotten a line or two or words. Just continue without a break. The important part is to see how well you can interpret the part, not how well you can memorize a script on short notice.
If you completely mess up your lines, it’s okay to ask if you can start from the beginning again.
During an open casting call or casting audition, another person may read lines with you. This person could be anyone from the casting director to another actor to the man who just delivered a pizza to the casting director for lunch. Many times, the person reading with you is not a professional actor and, therefore, may not give you much to work with. Don’t let any acting inadequacies bother you; stay focused, and give your best audition.
Luckily for you, there may be a callback. However, you may be asked to audition and read lines with an actor who already has been cast. The casting director wants to see how you look and sound next to an actor who has already been assigned a role.
Enter the room with confidence. If hands are offered, shake them. Look the auditors in the eyes during introductions if there are any. Introduce yourself and let them know what piece you are doing and who the authors are. Then let them know which of the pieces you will be performing first. Remember to smile and show off your confidence.
Minding Auditioning Manners
A lack of courtesy shows disrespect, no matter where you are in life. If directed toward the folks running the audition like a spoiled brat, it can kill an acting opportunity faster than you think
Never touch the casting director or any of his or her possessions, such as the notepad, laptop computer, food, and such. Doing so is rude and definitely, works against you.
Never smoke or chew gum during your audition. If you must smoke, do it outside where no one can see you and where your smoke won’t interfere with others.
If you bring a small tape recorder to record and then later evaluate your performance in the comfort of your home, hide the device so that it doesn’t distract from your performance. Otherwise, the casting director may be looking at your tape recorder rather than watching you. Don’t ask for permission to tape record because it will take time and distract the casting director. Just hide it in your pocket or purse and let it run
Making Your Exit
After you complete your audition, thank everyone (the casting director, the camera operator eating a sandwich in the back, the receptionist who helped you check in, and anyone else who may be sitting in the room). If you read from a script, be sure to hand that script back to the casting director or his assistant. In general, you want to leave the room exactly the way it appeared when you arrived.
Well after exit, there is nothing more you can do. So don't think about audition you have given. Just congratulate yourself for doing a great job and celebrate. Have a coffee and go back home smiling