This post was originally written for actors but anyone can use it!
A couple weeks ago I was waiting in a busy subway station during rush hour.
The 4/5 trains were taking forever to arrive and since I was at Fulton Center (a super busy stop), there were exactly 473 new people joining us on the platform every minute (but who's counting?).
Eventually, the 5 train arrived.
We all crammed in like sardines.
My knee had been hurting because of not doing squats at the gym properly, so I REALLY wanted to sit down.
You can probably guess how many seats were available.
I searched for a moment and noticed two angry-looking people sitting on either side of an empty seat. The only part of the seat left was a thin sliver in the middle.
Should I sit there?
I thought about it for a moment, and then my mind immediately went, "Yes."
I steeled myself for all the negative energy about to be sent my way, and to the astonished looks of everyone around me, I went for it.
I squeezed down into the seat... and pulled out my laptop to start working.
The challenge is real (or reel?). There are zillions of actors out there all vying for the same small number of roles.
It’s common knowledge that not having a reel can hurt your chances of getting into auditions, but what do you do when you don’t have a reel and creating one is just not an option right now?
Are you destined to just do background roles and free student films, having to wait YEARS to get your footage back?
You can VASTLY increase your chances of being called in just by making some minor tweaks to your submissions process and even shooting your own footage for a reel for free!
In this guide, I'll lay out a few key things you can do to start booking more auditions right away, without having to wait for a professional reel.
It’s really not as hard as you might think!
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