6 TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR NEXT AUDITION
1. ARRIVE ON TIME. If the auditions start at 8 a.m., try being there at least 10 minutes earlier. This especially for Nairobi where huge numbers of talent turn out. This ensures you’ll have enough time to get settled, freshen up if need be & be amongst the 1st ones to be auditioned when the judges are still fresh & energized.
2. LOOK THE PART. Always make sure you have an idea of what you’re auditioning for before hand so you can prepare for it. A casting director will obviously cast someone who both looks the part & can act it over one who can only act it.
3. BE COURTEOUS & PROFESSIONAL TO EVERYONE. Whether it’s the production assistant handing out audition forms, actors queuing up with you or the camera guy, a charming personality will definitely go a long way. Who knows, these people can hook you up with your next job. Remember: No one forgets a rude person.
4. LEARN ALL YOUR LINES. Even if you’re allowed to use your script while auditioning, it’s always more professional to learn all your lines as it shows how easy to work with you will be on set with your cues, given the chance.
5.SMILE, SAY HELLO & ASK ANY RELEVANT QUESTIONS you may have about the character before you start your audition if you feel it’ll help you in your execution. The judges are rooting for you to win. No one wants to spend their day watching terrible acting so the minute you walk in, they’re hoping you’re the one. So don’t be afraid of them. Put your best foot forward & show them exactly what you can do. Prove them right. If you miss a line, kindly ask if you can start again. Just make sure you blow them away this time.
6. FINALLY, THANK THEM FOR THE OPPORTUNITY & ASK IF THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR YOU. Answer truthfully if/when they do & if none, thank them again, say you hope to hear from them soon & wish them a good day. Make sure you’ve left a positive memorable impression on them to increase your chances. Even if they never call you for that particular role, they’ll keep you in mind for future ones.
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