Modeling gigs won’t just fall into your lap—you have to work to get them. Sometimes, you need to audition first. You might have to audition for the agency that’s eyeing you, or for a particular job like a TV spot or print ad.
Auditions aren’t easy, so it’s important to be prepared for the day of reckoning. That’s why we’ve prepared some tips on how to prepare for your much-awaited audition. Check them out below:
Don’t forget the essentials
You know the basics—bring your portfolio, complete with your profile, composite cards, and or some nice headshots. Showcase your range by including a variety of types of photos in your portfolio. Check the requirements for the audition carefully so you won’t miss a thing.
You want to show that you’re not just the run-of-the-mill bystander, so stand out by bringing your A game as far as fashion is concerned. Of course, depending on the gig you’re auditioning for, you might want to check if your outfit is apt. Don’t go overboard; customize your audition getup to suit what you’re auditioning for and catch the attention of the relevant people.
Punctuality is a must
You can reserve the dramatic entrances for when you make it big in the industry. Right now, especially for those trying to nail their first booking, you just need to show that you’re a real pro. One way to do that is by coming on time. If they schedule you at 10 in the morning, try your best to be there at 9:45. Don’t worry too much about looking too overeager; that’s much better than to risk missing your scheduled appearance.
It’s not just with how punctual you are; you also have to make sure you show the right attitude to whomever is conducting the audition. Remember, this is also work for them, and they’re exerting a lot of effort going through all potential candidates. The last thing they need to see is a primadonna.
Practice, practice, practice
There’s a very small chance that you can get the gig just by winging your audition, so make sure you put in the effort and practice as much as you can. Practice your expressions, possible monologues, and your poses in front of a mirror or with a companion. Trust me, nothing will get you more prepared than practice.
Bring your mojo
Auditions can be daunting, but it’s important to maintain your composure and still be confident no matter how many butterflies seem to be having a mosh pit in your stomach. You have to be confident, but not overconfident, as the latter can be taken as a negative by the panel. Get everything in moderation and you should be fine.
It isn’t easy going to a casting call, go-see, or audition, especially when there are hundreds of other hopefuls at the venue right there with you. If you want to succeed in modeling, however, you need to embrace environments like that all the time. If you want to get that much-coveted gig, make sure you come into that venue prepped and ready to rise above the rest.