There’s a lot of anticipation that leads up to an acting audition so you need all the tips you can to stay calm. So with the right attitude and some simple tips from those of us that know best, you'll have a better audition and will flow through it with ease.
Are you ready? Here are the TOP two important tips that make a world of difference:
Let go in the moment.
The greatest thing you can ever learn about movie acting is relaxation. Why? Because the camera picks up every little thing that you do. Every blink of the eye, nod of the head, and every sound you make. So be present. Feel where you are and the character you’re becoming and fully be there. Let everything else go.
Another reason you should stay relaxed: it helps you listen and react to your scene partner. Any film actor will tell you that he earns his living by listening and reacting to what's being said.
Pay no attention to the camera.
The camera will always be right there and sometimes it will be really close. But you have to learn to forget about it. It's not there. It can’t exist.
In fact, when the camera is rolling, only you and your scene partner exist. Everyone else disappears. The crew, the director, the producer, the cameraman… everyone needs to disappear from your awareness.
How do you, the actor, accomplish this? You hang on to your scene partner's eyes. The most important facial feature on film. (After all, the eye is the window to the soul.)
So when you look at your scene partner, you look them in one eye. Literally. Don't switch your focus from eye to eye. Instead, pick the eye that's closest to the camera lens.
There are many other ways to better your presence and preparedness for your acting audition and one of those is simply taking a class. At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we make sure to provide you with the best classes, techniques and even coaches available. Please contact us today for more information and to get your acting career the momentum it deserves.