An acting audition is the dream wish for anyone who loves film. However, many times, people
mess up at these auditions and therefore end up never impressing the judges. The result of this
is the death of a dream when the rejections become too many. So how do you prepare for an
audition? Read on.
1. Understand what is required
Once you get an opportunity to set your eyes on the script, it is necessary that you provide the
character that they are casting for. Is your name Martin and you are from Texas, but they want
Mike from Alabama? Then become Mike. To do this, read through the script and identify what
the tit bits that make the character stand out are. Add these bits to your character and own
them as you audition.
2. Practice mindfulness
It is easy to become anxious once you hit the stage and start auditioning. This happens in an
instant, and you are going to lose yourself if you don’t calm down. To prevent this from
happening, it is necessary that while you prepare for the audition, you practice mindfulness.
This will help you learn to handle any stress factors that may come in and ruin your audition.
3. Own your words
For most people, they will try focusing on mastering a certain language and forget that the real
power is in how the words are being said. With this in mind, it is necessary that you won your
words as you prepare for an audition and even during the audition itself. To own your words,
start by practicing your speech, focus on how to pronounce words in the most natural way.
Practice speaking with confidence and without your voice shaking.
4. Master the game of emotions
Emotions are the real gist of the matter when it comes to acting. You need to be ready to laugh
and cry on demand. The speech that you’ve practiced in the step above needs to correspond to
this. Learn to bring out emotions in the most natural way. The judge should not be able to tell
whether you are crying or just acting.
5. Sort the papers you need
Nothing is as frustrating as having prepared well for the audition only to find you failed to
present your documents or you forgot them at home. It is important that as part of your
preparation for an audition, you get your CV ready, mugshot and any other documents as well.
6. Arrive on time
Preparing for an audition runs down the wire up to the last day. On the day of the audition it is
important that you are on time for the audition. Clear out your schedule on time to allow you
to be on time for the audition.
Preparing for an audition is a simple thing if you check on the items that have been listed
above. Always keep in mind that every Oscar winner had to audition once, this time it might
just be you.