How Can I Prepare?
You’ve just joined, your child’s headshots are good quality and up to date, their measurements are correct and you’ve filled in their skills and talent section. So, what can you do in the meantime while waiting to hear if your child got an audition?
If your child is more interested in acting then there are a few things you can do to prepare in the meantime.
Monologues – this is a great way to not only get your child to learn memorising long pages of text, but to also give us an idea of their ability so we know which jobs we can submit them for.
If you go onto Google and search up 30second-1minute monologues in your child’s age range, you’ll find monologues ranging from dramatic to comedic. It’s a good idea to a do a few monologues to cover these ranges, not only so they can practice doing this, but so we can get a better idea of their range.
You can check out some short monologues here:
If your child is more interested in modelling then there are a few things you can do to prepare in the meantime.
TFP (Time for Prints) – this is a great way to get your child more comfortable in front of a camera in a more relaxed, yet still professional environment. TFP means photographers, makeup artists and models who give up their time to participate in a shoot without payment – their payment being the photos that they receive to be used in each owns portfolios. There are lots of facebook pages and groups that do TFP, so it’s always a good idea to do a few shoots like this to not only create a portfolio for your child without the cost, but the more they do it, the more comfortable they’ll be, so when they do get called in for a professional shoot, they’ll act like a professional model.
Hand modelling and voice over work are also other jobs opportunities that arise, so it’s always good to have these things on
file so we can submit your child for even more jobs.
Hand Modelling – take a photo of both your child’s hands on a plain bench or table with the palms facing
down. Then take a photo of their hands with their palms up. Make sure the lighting is good and the photo is close enough to clearly see their hands.
Voice Over – if you go onto Google and type in monologues for voice over roles, you’ll see a range of suggestions similar to acting monologues. You can also specify what type of monologues you want to use, such as presenter, comedic, commercial, radio, cartoon, etc. The more range you can get the better.
All of the Above
If your child loves all that is involved with the creative arts, then it’d be great to have all of these things on hand and in their profile. This also means they’ll be submitted for even more jobs!
And of course, practice, practice, practice! The more they practice, the more confident they’ll be, and the more they’ll nail that audition.Go Back