It should be remembered that a large number of people are invited to auditions. That is, among them you need something to stand out, to remember the director or casting manager. Applicants wait for a while until they are called, which in itself is psychological pressure. When the time comes, they are invited one by one or in groups to a special room where the commission is located. There may be cameras, so you need to prepare for such an environment in advance.
At the casting, applicants are offered to tell about themselves, ask questions, may be asked to demonstrate their skills. The main rule here is: to feel relaxed and confident, not to be afraid or embarrassed, to show everything that the future actor is capable of. The most diverse questions can be asked: about education, professional activities, hobbies, talents. And they may ask unexpectedly or out of place, for example, about a school, a favorite movie or a hero. In this case, you need to respond quickly, do not clamp down and do not think about the answer. It’s almost unimportant for the director and casting manager that you answer, they will evaluate your reaction and responsiveness.
At the beginning of the casting, they almost always take a few minutes to get to know the candidate. When members of the commission ask to tell about themselves, it is necessary to put emphasis on really important things: height, weight, education, whether the actor had any experience working in any projects. You do not need to go into much detail and biography, usually this is not of interest to the commission.
During the casting, psychological questions may follow, for example, “Name your positive and negative qualities.” It is better to prepare for this in advance so that reflections on qualities are not perplexed. It is not worth answering that there are no negative qualities, this is an indicator of the absence of critical thinking and an occasion to cast doubt on the adequacy of the applicant.
During the casting, each statement about talents or skills needs to be supported by actions: to sing, dance or demonstrate mastery of martial arts. Without evidence, this is simple chatter. And when a candidate shows his true skills, this sets him apart from others and makes him memorable.
After viewing the candidates or the footage, the director or producer decides on the recruitment of actors. Congratulate the candidate with a future role is possible only after signing the contract for the film.