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Why Actors Fail | 3 Stupid Audition Mistakes | Correct Them

The secret of winning auditions

Causes of Repeated Audition Failure

  • Poor Acting Technique
  • No Or Wrong Marketing And Promotion of Acting Career 

Acting Career Success Factors

A. To be a Good Product: Get yourself trained to master acting craft and go on updating till you die
B. Marketing Self:
Let the people know who are you
Vigorous promotion your career with planning, action plan and its implementation

Mistakes committed, how to correct and create a winning strategy

1. How do you “look” or “perceived”?

It’s time to talk about your “look,” your “casting,” your “type,” etc. Many of you are marketing yourselves poorly, which creates more opportunity for those actors who are doing it “right” and you lose the role to these smart guys.
Unfortunately, many of you have not taken a strategic approach to your look.
The most important thing that the auditioners want to see in you is more than what you “look like” and that is what your “personality” is. In other words, your look and how you have promoted yourself through the portfolio, showreel etc should be such that casting understands and perceives you clearly.
Now here what do we mean by “marketing” yourself for auditions? Here in simple terms, it means the moment you enter and start talking, are you projecting those aspects and qualities of your personality which are suited best to the project (Role) you are auditioning?

How to find how you look and accepted (perceived)?
The best way to find out is through friends or through social media like Facebook. Let people describe you. Ask them what they take you, find you and perceive you?
Are you smart, caring, humble, funny, suspicious, indecisive, a good friend, sweet, hot, sick, intelligent, dependable and so on? Ask these questions on social media
The great thing is that the more you understand how others accept and take you (as a character)  or perceive you, you can
 A. select specific casting calls suited to you and offer “a perfect” choice to casting directors on how you are perceived in general with right qualities of a role they are auditioning.
In the beginning of your career, you may like to explore as many opportunities as possible to learn auditions or improve your selection chances. In such a situation
B. Or turn off  those qualities from you while preparing for audition
For example, if you are accepted normally as a funny may be a shy guy but this doesn’t fit the story, with efforts you can turn that part of you off.
In this way, you can always add, subtract, or explore new aspects of yourself, suited best to a particular character in an audition or just to present the right aspect of your personality to impress upon auditioners. After all, they are keen to know whether you could be a good team member or not.

2. Another big mistake!

Take your physical appearance, for example. The way we dress and style ourselves can often be random, thoughtless, or even a direct contradiction to our “self” (how we are perceived).  That’s because many of us use or construct (re-create) our “look” as a personal statement against or to the world, or to hide, or show off, or as a defensive reaction, or to try to be something we may want to be but just isn’t true to who we are.
Like actors styling and marketing themselves like 20-somethings when they’re clearly in their mid-30s or older.
Then, there are the unintentional issues. Some of you have colored your hair weird, or it’s a bad cut, or you over-pluck your eyebrows, or never fixed your teeth, or are carrying too much weight for no good reason, or feel great of showing off-putting weight on one leg with shaking your head and hands.

3. Next, when determining what roles you’play

You’ve got to accept what your age category is.  So, what kinds of roles do men or women in their early 18, 20, 30 or 40s play? Collegian or a typical city boy /girl, Hot and Sexy, Young professionals, Fathers / Mothers, Doctors, Athletes, Workers, Villager, Friends, Neighbors, Boyfriends, Taxi drivers etc.
Definitely, you have a better chance of winning an audition if you consider and develop your Personality Marketing Strategies suited to an audition requirement
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