Terminology Tuesday: “Just Try It Again”

Double-tap if this direction gives you heart palpitations.⁠

(and yes, today we’re doing #terminologywednesday)⁠

It shouldn’t. Truly. ⁠

Why do we sometimes give direction as minimal as “try it again” or “do something different”?⁠

It could be for a couple of reasons:⁠

👉 We liked what you did and don’t have any specific notes but want to see what else you come up with.⁠
👉 We thought you have a lot of potential but saw the nerves get in the way.⁠

What we DON’T want you to do is feel the need to come up with a completely off-the-wall choice just because we want to see it again. ⁠

We promise you this:⁠

𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦.⁠

So please, actors, don’t panic. Take that note as a compliment. ⁠

When you hear that note—remember to do the following:⁠

Take a deep breath.⁠

Connect with your reader. ⁠

LISTEN to what they’re saying. ⁠

Don’t worry about the words.⁠

𝔸𝕟𝕕 𝕤𝕖𝕖 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕕𝕚𝕤𝕔𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣.⁠

THAT is what makes a GREAT second take. ⁠

#themoreyouknow #thecastingdirectorscut #terminologytuesday #actorlife

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