MAX Agency Talents and Models find out how to nail your next audition!!!
- Research the company in advance, so you know what they’re about and the kind of person they’re looking for. You’ll come across as both professional and organised.
- Ask your agent as many questions as you can. It’s their job to make sure you head to your audition prepared. If you aren’t sure about something (from the address to lines to memorize) ASK!! You’re agent shuold give you all the information but if they don’t and you aren’t sure ask!
- Smile! You’ll make a good first impression.
- Get a good night’s sleep. Your eyes will be brighter and you’ll be more alert for your audition.
- Be on time (or early) for everything. It sounds obvious, but some people find this a real challenge.
- Avoid stripy or boldly-patterned clothing – it’ll be distracting on camera.
- You’re likely to feel nervous if you’re not used to auditioning, or if it’s a part you really want – but try to relax in front of the camera (or, if appropriate, use your nerves for dramatic effect!).
- Believe in yourself. Your confidence will come through in your audition.
- You probably won’t get every part you audition for, but you’re gaining valuable experience along the way.
- Learn your lines back to front, and inside out. Practise with a friend, so you feel confident on the day and don’t freeze up! Practive in front of friends or family, or even the mirror if you have to. This allows you to see the reaction from others before going into the audition.
- Listen carefully and follow any instructions you’re given, but also try and have an original take on the part so they remember your performance.
- Asking questions shows you’re engaged and have initiative, but don’t ask too many questions – casting directors don’t have all day to chat.
- You don’t need to be in character for the entire audition – the casting director needs to see the ‘real you’, as well.
- Be co-operative: follow any instructions, ask for direction if you need it, and avoid any conflict or dramas.
- When attending meetings or castings, go for a fresh, natural look. Don’t overdo the make-up or hair styling.
- Dress comfortably – don’t be sloppy, but slim-fit jeans, boots, and a tailored jacket should work fine.
- Carry your portfolio with you (and your comp card, if you have one) in case anyone needs to see it.