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You Should Do This at Every Audition

October 20, 2017 15 Comments

Here is something you need to do at every audition.

When you first arrive at an audition you might be freaking out. That is pretty normal. Even for experienced actors.

You need to use your acting skills and not let that be seen by the casting director or anyone else in the casting room. You want to show the feeling of confidence.

Almost as if it does not matter if you book the job because you know you will be booking something else if this one doesn’t happen.

Now, when you slate, there are many ways to do this. And, there can be many different things that actors are asked to say during a slate.

When you watch this video, you will learn a new way to slate that will be incredibly helpful to you.

Let others know what tricks and tips you have during auditions by leaving a comment below or on my http://www.facebook.com/howtomodel page.

If you have any questions, you can always reach me through my Facebook page or through my web site howtoactandmodel.com

About the Author:

Aaron Marcus has been a full-time actor and commercial model for over 30 years. His new book, How to Become a Successful Actor and Model is an Amazon Best Seller. Aaron has given his seminar: "Book the Job" over 600 times spanning 3 continents. He also offers online workshops. Aaron saves 5 days each month to give private on-line coaching sessions.

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  1. I like that. ‘I am…”, Brilliant and subtle. I’ll use that on camera and for video auditions. Thanks!

    • Aaron Marcus says:

      Glad you like that Ray. Let me know how it goes when you try it at your next audition.
      Ray, I am offering a great workshop in Charlotte, on December 2nd.

      Here is the link for details.
      http://howtoactandmodel.com/nc-december-17
      If you sign up by October 27th you will save $25.
      Just use this promo code 25off on the shopping cart page.
      Hope to work with you on December 2nd.
      Aaron
      P.S. Feel free to share my blog with others.

  2. Allison Joyce says:

    Great tip!

  3. Arte Burnham says:

    I’ve never thought about this and it’s so true “I am”…thanks for sharing your tips through your experience!

  4. Alistair McKenzie says:

    Also, lean in to camera a bit. Makes one look comfortable and congenial.

  5. Dawn Davis Womack says:

    Very cool tip! Love it!!

  6. Paul R Bellefeuille says:

    Excellent idea Aaron! Thanks I will try it!

  7. Maria Drayton says:

    Hi Aaron!

    Thanks for the tip!!!! I will use this tip for my next audition.

    • Aaron Marcus says:

      You are very welcome Maria. Let me know how it goes when using it.
      When I have had people slate that way during classes, it is a powerful
      thing.
      Have you done any auditions or jobs recently?

  8. Jack Barr says:

    Thanks for a great tip. I have always used “I am” for slating re: Hello, I AM Jack Barr, I’m with MTM Denver, etc. Using ‘I am’ in the way you suggest is powerful – I felt it the moment I heard you say it on the video.
    See you at the November Dallas Expo!

    • Aaron Marcus says:

      Hi Jack,

      Your comment has to be approved by me before it goes live.
      So glad you are going to start using this new way of slating.
      You are right, it is powerful.

      I will be giving a workshop on the 16th and then probably a private
      one for MTM folks.

      Please stop by my book table and say hello.
      Aaron

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