Message from an Acting Career Quick Start student
I would like to share with you a message that I just received from one of my students.
He is doing great things in the program and getting incredible results. Brent Bauer
is his name. He is getting regular auditions and getting regular acting work.
One of the reasons that he get’s these kinds of results is, because he is extremely
positive and a great example to follow.
I’ve been doing pretty good. Keeping busy. I have an Open Call tomorrow for another agent that’s more local and an audition next week for a film. I’m also going to a wrap party tomorrow for one of the films I recently finished and finishing up another film by next weekend. With the Open Call I’m going to, I recently did previous work with this agent when she needed an extra for a commercial a few weeks ago. Today, she contacted me about possibly auditioning for a SAG commercial. Right now, I’m on hold for a Monday audition if they want to see anymore (they had callbacks today but might want to see more talent). Regardless, that’s a good thing, right?”
This is what he wrote me at the end of his last mail to me.
“Tonight I had an audition for a musical. I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t do musicals. So…why would I go to the audition? Because it was uncomfortable. When I’m at film auditions, I’m confident. I know what I can bring to the table, and I represent that character. It’s comfortable. Doing a musical piece with a pianist? Not so much. That’s what made it great. Did I screw up my song? You bet…. I was completely off with the music and all over the place. Am I going to beat myself up over it? No. Did I fail? Perhaps. That’s great. In everything, it’s good to sometimes do things that make you uncomfortable. It’s good to fail. Bill Gates says that if you want to be successful, double your failure rate. I had a great experience that no one can take away from me. Failure makes you stronger. In this business of acting, failure is a part of life. That’s what makes you enjoy your acting career successes even more. On a side note, I did nail my monologue!”
A positive mental attitude can do wonders for your acting career!
Brent is proof of that.