TIPS & TRICKS
To help you maximize your appointment with us! :-)
AVOID CUTTING IT TOO CLOSE TO YOUR DEADLINE.
Yes, last-minute, 70-page auditions are now the name of the game :-( But if you can, please don't schedule your appointment uncomfortably close to your submission deadline.
What if the 405 is even more of a nightmare than it usually is? What if your audition takes longer than it should? What if your internet decides to wig out on you 2 minutes before the upload deadline? The list goes on.
So do yourself a favor... If you can, spare yourself the stress and give yourself as much time to turn your audition in as humanly possible.
QUADRUPLE-CHECK YOUR TIME ZONES!!!
We've unfortunately seen many shed tears for missing audition deadlines because of EST-PST mix-ups. Please, please, please check!
PAPER SIDES FOR YOUR READER SHOULD BE A LAST RESORT.
Not only will trees (and the planet in general) love you more, we'll be able to read your sides much better. It's dark behind the camera so we read off of the iPad much better. Less mistakes = time saved.
KNOW YOUR SLATE INSTRUCTIONS.
Know what casting needs from you slate-wise. A lot of times, actors either scramble to figure out if they need a slate, all the things they need to say or worse, forget they need one and make the trek back to our studio through rush-hour traffic. :-(
TYPE YOUR SPECIFIC FILE LABELS IN AN EMAIL & SEND THEM TO US.
We charge $5 for specific labeling requirements because of the time it takes to relabel your files. We always triple-check we have the right info. Now imagine typing BRU_MULLER_LUCASTHORNE_SC1TK1 then BRU_MULLER_SLATE_6-2_ATLANTA several times a day... not only is time-consuming, it's also heart-attack inducing. Yikes!
Since it's your audition and would know the details (height, role, etc.) inside out... you can easily type the label as it should be, and send it along with your sides. Yes, we will still do it for you if you reaaaaally us rather do it...but we would rather you save the money by doing it yourself.
ENJOY THE PROCESS.
Being an actor is tough... the odds seem to always NOT be in our favor. So enjoy and relish the opportunities that come your way. An audition-on-tape might not seem like it's such a big triumph...but it is. You have an opportunity to show casting who you are as an actor, you have the chance to fine-tune your skills, and you have this moment to have fun while doing what you love.
While this might sound like an 'uhhh...what?" kind of advice... in reality, actors who book the most at our studio are actors who have fun!