THEY ALWAYS KEEP AN ACTING NOTEBOOK!
Studies have repeatedly shown that people who are highly successful keep track of what they do.
It’s true for diet and exercise and it’s true for acting, too. You can’t evaluate where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.
Having a record of your own personal experiences is an invaluable resource for acting auditions, honing your skills, correcting mistakes and tracking contacts.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
1) Track ALL of your audition feedback; the good, the bad and the ugly.
There is no better way to track your progress and learn from your mistakes.
2) Track your notes in class and in private coachings.
What did you learn from in each class? What notes did your teacher give you? When you track those, you’ll begin to see a pattern emerge. Once you know what the common notes are, you can start making improvements on them.
3) Keep a list of Casting Directors and Directors.
I tell this to the kids in my classes all the time! Every time you watch a movie, a TV show or anything else that grabs your interest, make a note of who the Director and Casting Director were. Should you happen to meet up with them in an audition, you’ll have an immediate reference for their work and what they’re looking for. And it’s always great when you can talk to them about their work!
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