Commercial Audition Tip #6

ACTING WORKSHOPS WITH JAN AND JON

COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIP #6

DON’T SELL THEM ON HOW BADLY YOU DID

If you think your audition has gone into the crapper wait until you get out of the room before having a nervous breakdown.

Short of the Director telling you that you were terrible, you can’t presume to know where they’re at. The worst response is to slump your shoulders and look unhappy as you leave the audition room. On more than one occasion we’ve heard a Director say “I really like that actor but he seemed depressed.” Inevitably at that point they’re beginning to like you less.

Selling them on how badly you did is one sale you don’t want to make.

As to not assuming anything, here’s a prime example: At a callback session, the director was trying to work with an actor who was so nervous that we had to stop twice to get him water. Jon kept thinking: Please let this guy go. He’s in a panic. You’re never, ever going to hire him.

Long story short, something about him clicked with the director and client and the nervous actor got the job.

Do your best not to make assumptions. Sometimes actors think they’ve missed the mark, but without realizing it, a creative moment will bring it all to life for the Director and you’ll BOOK THE JOB.

Posted byActing Workshops with Jan and Jon at 7:21 PM  

0 comments:

Post a Comment