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How To Ace a Cold Reading

Watch more How to Be an Actor videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Ace a cold reading and land the role you're auditioning for with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Be relaxed and confident Relax and be confident. When handed your script, take a deep breath and start preparing. Step 2: Break down the scene Break down the scene by figuring out where it takes place, what your character was doing the moment before, your relationship to the other characters, and what your character is feeling. Step 3: Establish intention Establish what your character wants in the scene. Use action verbs and pencil-in notes in the script. Step 4: Make strong choices Make a strong choice about your character's action, even if you're not sure it's the right one. Act with conviction. Tip Channel your audition anxiety and use that nervous energy in your performance. Step 5: Don't rush Take your time and don't rush through your lines. Follow any suggestions from the director. Tip Hold your script at chest level. Step 6: React If you have a scene partner, listen to and interact with them. Make eye contact at the beginning and end of thoughts. Step 7: Persistence is key Persevere. The more auditions you have, the better your odds of landing that one choice role. Did You Know? The famous Hollywood sign originally read ''Hollywoodland'' to advertise a new housing development.
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