Don’t Let Your Audition Sides Throw You

What happens when an audition comes your way?

You get excited!

Ecstatic!

You move your schedule around to make time to prepare.

If the role is a good one, you might start imagining how you’re life is going to change once you book this part.  Maybe you start spending money you don’t have (in your mind, anyway).

In some cases you may even start getting emotionally attached to the outcome of this audition.

One thing is for sure – an audition opportunity can put you into a heightened emotional state.  When that happens, your common sense could very well fly out the window.

And when the audition excitement takes over logic, small oversights (like the topic of this week’s video), can really throw you.

Here’s how NOT to handle your audition sides:

Staple your pages.  It’s a simple but powerful audition tip.  When that opportunity shows up, don’t let the little things throw you!

 

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19 Comments

  1. Hahaha! That was really cute! And I complet agree with you. I don’t understand why people WOULDN’T staple their sides! In the heat of the moment when stress and nerves are going on this is one less thing to worry about. 🙂

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    • Exactly, you’ve got 99 problems in an audition, but your sides won’t be one.

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      • HaaaaaHa! Love it! “99 Problems in an audition but your sides won’t be one.” LOL!

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        • Hahaha!

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  2. That video is so funny but oh so true. Yes staple your pages! Highlight your lines, make sure you have the right eye glasses if you need them. They will slate you with and without glasses.
    BREATHE!!!

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  3. Always so helpful! This was hilarious. Especially the toss of papers to the camera. LOL!

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    • Hahaha, thanks. 😀

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  4. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

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    • Hahah, you are welcome. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  5. Useful information. Lucky me I discovered your website accidentally, and I’m shocked why this twist of fate didn’t happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

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    • Hi Margurite,

      Glad ya found us and find our information helpful. Best Regards 🙂

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  6. Stapling is good. I also like to let each page hang down a little from the one before it. If I neatly align the pages it’s often hard to turn them but not so if you create that little `tab’.
    p.s. You’re charming on camera.

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  7. Been there 🙁 Lol

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  8. Should you have any questions about the sides and how they are marked up, don t wait until you get into the audition toom to clarify what the casting director wants. Get with your agent, and ask for more details and let them call the casting office to find out what was meant. You don t want something cleared up at the last minute that may drastically change your approach to your audition.

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  9. It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Funny, ha ha. I’ve always been told never to staple though so I number on mine in the corner and Be off book. You’re so funny that was awesome and so true. I’ll be ready.

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  11. So great!
    I had been told not to staple, was in an audition and one page slipped out–and apparently, without even realizing it, I grabbed it mid-fall without missing a beat. Lucky my subconscious ninja was awake! Gonna staple next time, no matter what!

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