As a film director who studied at NYU and shot and directed two feature-length films (plus cast for a lot more, including Screener Shoots every week), I've seen TONS of audition mistakes.
The worst have included showing up late, telling me I'm wrong when I give notes to try it a different way (yes, this happens), and at the end of the audition, handing me a business card while asking me to keep them in mind for future productions (will any casting director really do that?).
But these mistakes, though obviously wrong, are not what I want to discuss today.
Instead, I'm going to outline five key issues in auditions that are a bit more subtle – things you might not even realize you're doing. If you can fix these things, I can almost guarantee you'll start booking more work.
Scroll down to read about each of these five mistakes.
Feel free to use these as a checklist for your own auditions and self-tape submissions:
If you think any of these mistakes applies to you, I encourage you to sign up for my Ace the Audition private coaching session.
I'll help you find the quickest and most actionable ways to improve your performance and fix some of these issues. I'll even show you an effective "outside the industry" strategy to prepare for auditions.
What is your typical audition preparation process, and what do you struggle with most around auditioning?
Comment and let me know, I look forward to seeing what you write!