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MAX Agency Tip Tuesday – The Do’s and Don’ts of Auditioning

#TipTuesday is a series MAX Agency — one of the top Toronto talent agencies  — does every week where we share helpful tips for the industry. This could be tips on auditions, bookings, beauty, fashion and more!

 

This week’s Tip Tuesday is a bit different… it’s a video!

Created by our very own talented acting coach Alec E, check out this hilarious video! 

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Tip Tuesday – The Power of Positivity

#TipTuesday is a series MAX Agency — one of the top Toronto talent agencies  — does every week where we share helpful tips for the industry. This could be tips on auditions, bookings, beauty, fashion and more!

 

A positive mind-frame is necessary for any line of work, especially the talent industry!

 

 

While acting and modelling may be daunting at times with auditions, etc., positivity towards yourself and your talent is important.

 

Here are some tips to maintain a positive mind-frame! 

1. Self-Affirmations

Use positive language!  Reinforce positivity within by using verbal language to encourage yourself.  Talk to yourself in the mirror, even if you feel silly, with statements like, “Today will be a good day” or “I’m going to be awesome today.” You’ll be amazed how much your day improves.  This can be incredibly beneficial before auditions to set your mind frame right! 

 

2. Focus on the Present

I’m talking about the present—not today, not this hour, only this exact moment.  While preparation for any audition or casting is important, to alleviate unnecessary stress, focus on the “now”.  By focusing on the present, you hold the power to eliminate negative thoughts brought on from worrying, being stressed, etc.  As #1 states, use self-affirmations to stay in this zone of the present.  

Many of the most successful models today have been through exactly what you’re going through. Everybody (models or not) starts somewhere, and for many models, this “somewhere” is the often challenging road to getting scouted, discovered, and hired as a model.

 

3. Turn Failures into Lessons

Within any line of work, there will be some stress.  Look on the bright side of any experience.  Use any mistakes as lessons to push forward and improve!  Reminding yourself to not sweat the small stuff is so important to move forth.  While you may not be able to go back in time, you hold the power for your future – you can only go up! 

 

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Acting Advice from the Star Wars Actors! #MaytheFourth

National Star Wars Day — also known as May the Fourth — is this weekend and MAX Agency wanted to do our part in honouring the epic franchise.

We’ve collected some of the best acting advice from the actors who play the most iconic Star Wars roles in the series. It surely doesn’t hurt to absorb some advice from these legendary actors.

 

 

Carrie Fisher

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Hamill

“Character roles only indicate that they’re very different from who you are as a person, and for me, it’s fun hiding behind characters that are so unlike who I am.”

 

 

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Harrison Ford

“It doesn’t interest me to be Harrison Ford. It interests me to be Mike Pomeroy and Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan. I don’t want to be in the Harrison Ford business. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously.”

 

 

 

Alec Guinness

“An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment – his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.”

 

 

 

 

 

Hayden Christiansen

“Actors are observers. They’re trying to have an understanding of human sensibility. And how do you have that accurate observation if you regard yourself as someone of great importance? When you’re the one constantly being observed, because they view you as a celebrity? It’s all wrong.”

 

 

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Billy Dee Williams

“I tend to approach characters not based on ethnicity but on some unique individual qualities, and I’ve set my whole life that way. I don’t want any sort of limitations imposed on my work. If you truly want to be a creative person, you can’t limit yourself.”

 

 

 

Natalie Portman

“Awards are so unnecessary because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.”

“I tend to lean toward strong female stories. I want to make things that don’t already exist out there.”

 

 

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Daisy Ridley

“I auditioned for this agency. I got an advertisement first, and then something else, which I got fired from. It was soul-destroying. And then the next thing I got, I thought was going to be my big break, and they cut the role. It was only the year that I started auditioning for ‘Star Wars’ when I really started getting roles.”

 

 

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Adam Driver

“Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people.”

“There’s such an emphasis on having a character be likeable. I don’t think it would be helpful if I worried about that. I mean, not everyone’s likeable.”

 

 

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John Boyega

“I remember my manager telling me, ‘Be myself, be humble, keep rooted, keep God first’. Those words were very helpful.”

“I’ve been acting since I was 5 years old, from primary school to secondary school, did training at drama school, which was the big thing for me because they trained me, put me out into the industry.”

 

 

 

Oscar Isaac

“The better I am at observing moments in life, the better I’ll be at showing them in my acting.”

“When I’m creating a character, I don’t see it so much as playing someone else as just playing a specific part of myself under certain circumstances.”

 

 

 

Happy #MayTheFourth! How are you celebrating?


MAX Agency is a successful Toronto talent agency representing men, women and children. MAX Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries.

For more weekly tips, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

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