Preparing for Auditions
So, you've got the audition appointment. You've got the sides. NOW what do you do?
Unless you’re Brad Pitt or Julia Roberts (or best friends with the director) you’ve got to give a great audition to get an acting job. And while most actors think that an audition is about THEM, it's not. It's about the SCRIPT. Sure, it’s important to show them that you’re talented, charismatic, and a nice person. But if you want the job you must convince them that you’re the best choice for making their script work.
I've found that many actors have the talent and skills to work steadily in TV and film, yet don't always know how to analyze the text so that they showcase the story the writers and producers are trying to tell.
Actors normally have about a day to prepare for auditions. Sometimes they get a bit more time, more often they get less. How actors use these hours can make the difference between getting the job or getting tossed in the trash (your headshot, that is!).
YOU will have a great chance of booking that acting job!
Follow the links below for more information on preparing for auditions.