Are you too attached to your audition prep?

Has this ever happened to you?

You prepare your audition. You make smart technical choices, including rehearsing with a reader. You put that reader on the right side of the camera. Based on the script, it makes sense for your character to stand.

You work out these technical details during your preparation.

Then you walk into the audition room expecting to execute your choices and what happens?

The reader is on the left side of the camera.

The tripod is stuck so you have to sit.

This is not what you were expecting. This isn’t how you rehearsed the scene. It throws you completely off your game. And then you blow it.

Expectation is powerful. Today’s video shows you how to use expectation to work in your favor when it comes to the audition room.

When you expect chaos, it doesn’t mess up your audition when chaos arrives. You never know what you’re going to get in the audition room. Things on set don’t always go according to plan.

So how do you prepare for chaos?

Try rehearsing your auditions multiple ways. Have your reader/rehearsal partner switch sides. Try a few takes standing (or seated) and see how that informs your choices. Don’t get attached to a specific set up.

The more comfortable you are with chaos, the stronger your work will be.

Leave a comment below. Have you ever been thrown off in the audition room? What happened, and what might you do differently next time to stay focused?

 

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