What does it mean to have confidence in the audition room?
Do you set yourself up with an “if/then” equation?
“If I memorize all my lines, then I’ll feel confident.”
“If I have enough time to prepare, then I’ll feel confident.”
Confidence isn’t a destination. It’s a way of being.
See what we mean in today’s video!
It’s All About Confidence
Now, what the actor did in his particular audition, may not fly in every casting office. Not every casting director will let you play musical chairs with their furniture. In some cases, the big bold choice you prepared isn’t possible because the tripod is broken, or some other technical reason.
Remember that confidence is not about what you’re doing. It’s about how you’re doing it.
Don’t talk yourself out of bold choices before you even get to the audition room. Just be willing to roll with the punches if the office can’t accommodate what you planned. Casting wants to see you take bold risks. It makes their job easier!
Confidence is even more crucial in comedy.
There are many roles and jokes in comedy that require you to do something weird or behave in a way that would be embarrassing for the majority of “normal” people (aka non-actors). But there is NO room for self consciousness in a comedy audition!
Most times it is confidence and full commitment to the humor that makes it funny! Think of your favorite funny actors and how they throw themselves into their performance with no reservation. Making those strong choices with confidence can make the difference between standing out and blending in.
Turning up your comedy confidence is what our “Find the Funny” class is ALL about! So if you wanna know how to find the jokes and delivering them with the confidence of a comedic genius join us for the next round of classes!