Prescreen season is upon us. If you're a Senior, I'm sure you're busy filming or getting ready to film.
I realize filming take after take, making sure you have the correct angle, the proper slate and decent lighting can be stressful. I encourage you to try not to stress out. Don't film 50 takes of one song or do your monologue 100 times because you have to get it "perfect".
Remember, schools are looking for PEOPLE, not ROBOTS! :) They don't expect perfection. Do they expect you to be memorized and polished? Yes. They don't expect you to know everything, that's why you're going to college.
I want you to do well with your prescreens and your filming. I've put together a short video with tips on filming your prescreens I want to give you absolutely free. You can view it and share it here: https://youtu.be/xQKQ3KQrh6E
If you have questions or you're struggling with your prescreens/college auditions, don't be afraid to reach out! I love helping actors feel confident and prepared for their college auditions.
The virtual audition is upon us this season. The number one audition concern I’ve heard from students this season is “What if I don’t do as well on camera as I would in person?”
Here are 5 tips to help you overcome those fears.
1.Be more than prepared with your audition material. Have your songs and monologues performance ready, NOT JUST BARELY memorized. All pieces should be ready to perform if asked.
2.Have your music cued up and your bluetooth speaker ready
3.Have your Zoom Room/audition space clean ready for your auditions. If you’re using a backdrop, it should be ironed or steamed. If you are in your room, be sure it is CLEAN and not cluttered. Try to limit noise. I realize it is challenging but any additional noise may be distracting.
4.Headphones will help. I recommend investing in wireless headphones like airpods, game changer!
5.Do your research on the schools for which you’re auditioning and the people for whom you’re auditioning before you meet them! Super important. It will make you feel more comfortable and also give you information on who they are and what they do!
Breathe and be yourself. Sounds simple but so true. Be yourself.