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6 Audition Steps You Don't Know and Failed Again

Failing repeatedly in auditions

6 Steps Everyone Should Know About Auditions

An acting career is a strange thing. You spend more appearing for auditions than for getting roles in a TV serial or films. I don’t think there are any other occupations like that. Looking back at my life as an actor and an acting coach, the average to number of auditions to actually getting the role (job) is 10:1, and a working actor probably had hundreds of auditions during his/her career.
This is why you have to learn how to handle an audition. Sadly, there are a lot of talented actors out there who never had a career because they couldn’t deal with the auditioning process.

  1. The first thing you have to understand is that auditions aren’t about winning a role.. You can’t do good work inside an audition room with at kind of pressure hanging over your head of “getting a role is a MUST”. 
  2. If the casting director says to me as his/her coach that my student did a great job, but he/she was too young or too old or too tall or too short, then I say to my guy you’re on solid ground. That means you’ll get repeat audition calls or even better, may select you directly without an audition for some future project. 
  3. Look at it this way: Auditions are an opportunity to create a terrific, memorable impressions and fans in the casting world. And if you can get into the good books of casting directors, you will have a successful career.
  4. Another thing you want to keep in mind is that nothing a casting director does is personal. Remember, these people are under a lot of pressure. They have to get their job done while facing calls from their producers, the director, the studio, the channel etc. So if the casting director is eating lunch during your audition, it means he’s hungry. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t like you. 
  5. That’s why it’s a mistake to read into every little moment that occurs before, during, and after your audition? This road leads to madness. And if you are oversensitive about this, nine out of 10 times, you’ll be totally wrong.
  6. If you want to become a successful actor, you’re going to spend a large part of your life auditioning for the acting roles you’re never going to get. So learn to enjoy the process. See every audition as a chance to perform, and don’t worry about the outcome. 

My advice

“All you guys want to do is to win an acting assignment, and you are thrilled because you finally get an audition. All anyone is asking you to do is to  focus and act in those two to four minutes, because that’s about how long an audition is gonna last 
And what you do? You jump into your own freaking conclusions and wonder if they’re paying attention. Do they like it? What are they thinking? Did I make mistakes? ... Think I got the role... No?
Forget it. Just perform
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