Not sure what to do after an audition? Tired of Waiting for a Callback?
Several thousand people have auditioned and contacted the casting directors for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII feature film. Of these several thousand casting directors are meticulously going through every recorded audition. But, this also marks the time were many actors become frustrated, the time waiting for a call back.
So, what do you do after you turn in or complete your audition? Here are 3 things you need to know
# 1 Hope for the best, but expect the worst.
I am not going to sugar coat it for you. There are a ton of actors and actresses competing for the same role that you are. Due to the talent pool size of an audition, it can be an overwhelming and competitive process. Having the expectation that you did not get the role will allow you to move on to the next opportunity faster instead of being hung up on your disappointments.
#2 If the Casting Director wants you, they will contact you.
A lot of the time actors become frustrated after not hearing back from a casting director for days at a time. Keep in mind that if the casting director really liked your performance during the audiiton, they will contact you. If you don’t hear a callback, keep moving and think back on what you can do to improve yourself. By contacting the casting director’s office repeatedly, will not increase your chances for a role. It will most likely decrease your number of opportunities in the long run.
#3 Try to Relax
If you are a “cantwaitcantwaitcantwaitcantwait” type of person, you need to learn how to calm down. Not getting a call back after an audition is part of becoming an actor. There are hundreds of actors that were and are continously rejected before making it in Hollywood. By understanding that not getting a call back is not the end of the world, but a stepping stone in the process of becoming an actor, you will out compete your fellow actors in the long run. Besides, if every actor anxiously waited by every phone call everytime they auditioned for something, most actors will be driven insane in a matter of minutes.
The best thing to do is to appreciate your audition. See the opportunity to audition as a chance to display the most out of your acting abilities. By doing so, you will be delivering a better performance at the end of the day and will increase your chances for success.
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