You flubbed a line. Your reader didn’t pick up that cue fast enough. Your dog barked.
𝘚𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘺.
And we know that.
This is your reminder that we are not looking for perfection.
In fact, we’ve never sought perfection!
And that’s because it’s impossible, especially for an audition.
Even in the room, if you flubbed a line but the intention was spot on? We’re probably not going to mess with it.
If you find yourself doing 5+ takes, think again.
𝙍𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩.
If your dog barked but it was your best take, don’t re-tape it.
If you spoke over your reader but the moment was saved, and it was a great take, don’t re-tape it.
If you accidentally (lightly) kicked your computer stand but you felt the most connected to the scene, please, 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙧𝙚-𝙩𝙖𝙥𝙚 𝙞𝙩.
There is grace in this process.
And we are not looking for perfection.
When deciding which take(s) to send us, focus on the acting.
Trust that we can see past the technical and that we don’t hold them against you.
All we ask is that you try your best.
#themoreyouknow #mondaymythdebunker #thecastingdirectorscut #actorlife