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Never Do This at a Film, TV or Commercial Audition

November 27, 2017 0 Comments

Going to a film, TV or commercial audition can be a lot of fun. It can also be an extremely stressful. Sometimes it can be even more stressful than getting booked and working on the set.

That is why it is so important not worry about booking the TV, film, commercial or voice over project you are auditioning for. Just do everything you can to enjoy spending those few moments – acting.

By not even thinking about booking the job, you will find that it will relax you more. When there is no job on the line, there is so much less pressure.

Not trying to book the acting job will help you relax

And, when you look at auditioning as a great way to connect with a casting director, then you can think of auditioning as a way of making a small deposit at the bank. Sometimes it takes a lot of auditions before you actually book a job.

Another advantage to auditioning that has nothing to do with booking the job is knowing that every time you get the opportunity to read for a casting director, he or she gets the chance to see your acting skills and gets to know you better.

This is how you build up a relationship with casting directors. It allows the casting director to request you for future auditions.

You Should Do This at Every Audition

There is a casting director whom I have auditioned for a number of times. I never booked a role with her. However, one day my agent called to tell me that I had been booked for a TV show without even having to audition.

It was a co-starring role. After auditioning with the casting director many times, she was very familiar with my work. That allowed her to convince the director and producers that I would be great for the role.

So, if you don’t get the booking, there are many other benefits to auditioning.

All Successful Actors Use This Audition Technique

Having said all of this, you also need to have the skills to give a great audition. You need to learn how to prepare and how to deliver an audition that really stands out.

This is why I created the How to Prepare Before Your Audition Video

I had the opportunity to interview Philip Hernández and he shares his knowledge and vast experiences for preparing and auditioning for TV, film and theater.

The best way to learn how to prepare for an audition is to learn from a very successful actor who is also currently auditioning. By watching this video you will learn great strategies in preparing before your audition. Everything from the questions you need to ask your agent before accepting the project to the research that needs to be done before looking at the material to what should be done once you begin studying your lines.

Philip is an audition coach and working actor in New York City. He uses his 30 years experience on stage and on camera to teach the real world skills you need to book the jobs you want.

His recent TV appearances include a recurring role on the Fox series “Gotham,” guest star roles on “Blue Bloods” and “The Blacklist”, and roles on “Nurse Jackie” and “The Mysteries of Laura.” Other television includes “Elementary,” “Damages,” “Person of Interest,” “Hostages,” “Law and Order,” “All My Children,” “Made in Jersey,” “Ugly Betty,” “One Life to Live,” and “Loving and Another World.”

Philip is also the only man in Broadway history to play both Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert in “Les Misérables.” He created principal roles in the original Broadway casts of “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and Paul Simon’s “The Capeman.” He has performed in national and international tours and at many of our country’s most prestigious regional theaters.

This video will give you some real insights on how to get ready before your audition.

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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