Thinking about our constant and sometimes frustrating quest for more and more success, I came across a quote from Georgia O’Keefe that might lead you to a more fruitful and satisfying quest instead: the quest for knowledge.
I share the quote with you, and a little bit about my daughter’s quest to figure out the secret behind a simple magic trick.
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Hope this helps!
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I have trouble figuring out how to get auditions as a non union new actor. I’ve tried audition websites and submitting to things via Facebook etc but I’m unsure how to proceed sometimes.
About a year ago, I was working on a track to share with my coach and some fellow performers. I worked really hard at improving my delivery. I did it all over and over again until I thought my performance was great. Then I went to bed.
I got up the next day ready to share my creation, giving it another listen, just to check to make sure all was well. It wasn’t. I thought my delivery was flat and terrible. After just a few hours my performance had degraded to the point where I was not even willing to share it. It was totally depressing. And then I had a revelation. My performance had not changed at all. It had been the same awful performance all along. The only thing that had changed was my judgement. So instead of my performance degrading tremendously in just a few hours, my skill at evaluating my own performance had risen tremendously in just a few hours. All I needed to do was improve my performance. So, now, whenever something sounds awful, just a few hours after it sounded pretty good, I rejoice in my improved “earsight.”
What a coincidence that the first comment is about non union auditions. Bc even before I read it I was going to say that I don’t know where to find UNION VO auditions!! Most pay to play vo sites post only non union jobs.
Heard this before but very good to hear again.