11 Acting and Modeling Audition Tips
The following article concludes the top 11 Audition Tips
to ensure that you show good performance and body language. Make sure that all
the preparation you do for a Audition isnít in worthless. Your body language is
key to Modeling and Acting Audition success.
The top 10 ways to improve your Acting and Modeling auditions when you go to a
new Production house or Ad Agency are as follows:
1) Don't refer anyone as Uncle or Aunty
Mumbai film and Advertising industry people take this as a
insult, and nobody wants and unwanted relative, be professional use the best
word "Sir" or "Madam" or add "ji" with there name, this brings more respect.
2) Make Good Eye Contact
Make good, strong eye contact. The director on audition
may think that because youíre unable to do this, you either have something to
hide or you may not have the conviction of your beliefs. If youíre struggling to
concentrate when looking straight into someoneís eyes, then try looking
in-between their eyes. They wonít be able to tell that you arenít looking
straight into their eyes, but youíll find it easier to maintain focus. Try it
with a friend first to see what I mean.
3) Keep Smiling
You need to practice a strong, sincere, smile. A good
smile has the power to say, ďIím a happy, confident person and Iíd love to work
hereĒ. Try practicing smiling in a mirror. Practice a smile that puts people at
ease. Itís just as much your responsibility to ensure that there is a relaxed
atmosphere during the interview.
4) Body Language
Again, try practicing this with a friend first. Make sure
that your legs are slightly apart. Place your hands apart, on your thighs is
good. Open body language is even more important during the audition. It
demonstrates that you are receptive to the question and actively listening.
Remember when you practice your body language with a friend to take a note of
what to do with each part of your body. Unless you do that Ė and remember Ė
youíre leaving it to chance that your body language come across well at your
Acting and Modeling audition.
5) Donít be too relaxed
Itís easy to appear as if you relax too much. This is
especially prevalent if youíre asked to sit in a large sofa seat. Try not to
appear too relaxed. Not sitting right back in the seat is a good idea. If you
sit forward, it makes you look more attentive and more interested. Some people
relax because theyíre not very interested. Other people relax because they have
bad body language.
6) Donít be too Alert
If youíre too alert then you wonít appear too relaxed. If
an experienced director is auditioning you then they might put this down to
stage fright. They might just judge you on what youíre saying rather than how
uptight you appear. However, They could leave the audition with a feeling that
you werenít as good as the other person simply because you were too erect. Try
to relaxÖ but not too much!
7) Sleep well before Acting and Modeling Audition
Itís all very well having fresh look at your acting
audition, but if your eyes arenít looking bright and interested then youíre
making life difficult for yourself! Make sure that you have a good nightís sleep
before your acting audition. Remember Ė this is a very important day Ė you need
to look your best and have no bags under your eyes!
8) pay attention
Itís important to be positive at your modeling audition.
You need to demonstrate that youíre actively taking part in the audition. When
your director is telling you about the role and script, make sure that you
listen. This shows that you are listening and are interested in what they are
saying. It shows that your are engaged in the discussion process and want to be
part of the Production or movie.
9) Breathe deeply
One of the best ways to relax before an important audition
is to breath deeply. If you breathe deeply, not only are you relaxing by slowing
your rapid, nervous heartbeat, youíre also ensuring that your brain has as much
oxygen as possible. This means that youíll be able to think clearly at your
audition and be able to respond to difficult questioning more rapidly. Breathing
deeply before an audition will provide you with the effective combination of
being relaxed and alert at the same time.
10) Accept an offer of a glass of water
You may not feel like a glass of water, but taking a sip
from a glass of water can have a calming effect on your audition performance. It
can give you an opportunity to collect your thoughts while refreshing you. It
will also give you a chance to get used to the surroundings. This will also give
youíre the opportunity to gather your thoughts and decide upon any amendments to
your acting and modeling strategy as well as reviewing your prepared responses
11) Style your handshake
So many people havenít got the right professional
handshake. Remember that this is part of the first and last impression that you
leave at the Audition. If you have a weak, limp handshake then this tells the
director that you may not have the ability to deal with confrontation. On the
other hand, if your handshake is too strong, then you may not be a good
listener. You may be quite confident about controlling a situation, but you may
be less likely to be democratic in approach.
Practice is the key. If youíre able to perform with good
body language, youíll find it much more easier to communicate because youíll be
speaking the same silent body language. This will put you streets ahead of the
competition in the race for your dream role.
This article is written by Feroz
Acting Workshop in Mumbai