Recall auditions

  • User Deleted

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    Hi,

    I have a recall coming up for a commercial audition in the next few days. I was wondering whether it would be best to wear the same outfit as I wore on the first audition? Would this help the casting director to remember you, or will they just think I have no other clothes to wear in my wardrobe?

    Any tips are most welcome. Thank you.

    • 9th Oct 2018
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    It worked the first time! I don't think any casting director would reject someone because they think they only have one suit of clothes would they......? surely not?.....well maybe....who knows....they are a law unto themselves and every one is different :-) Good luck!

    • 26th May 2015
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  • Steven Elliott

    Actor

    I usually wear the same or something similar. It is a lottery so I don't think it makes much difference. At the end of the day it's how you feel and what makes you comfortable or feel your best.

    Go well.

    • 26th May 2015
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  • User Deleted

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    Hi Sarah,

    My agent sent me for a commercial casting. She had no idea what the break down was (Don't ask) When I turned up in casual shirt and jeans I entered a room full of guy's in rugby shirts! Anyhow we went in in fours did our rugby thing as a group. I got a call back !! I thought about wearing a rugby shirt for the call back, so I just stuck one in my bag. At the call back again guy's were in rugby shirts only this time the scenario had absolutely nothing to do with rugby.Needless to say I didn't wear the top.

    It's a funny old world. I think casting directors aren't quite sure what they want until you give it to them. I would suggest you bring your original outfit in a bag and see what they want this time around.

    All the best,

    Brendan

    • 26th May 2015
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  • User Deleted

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    Thank you so much for your comments. I will wear something similar and take the same jacket. It's one of those things where there's not a right or wrong answer but it helps to have a few suggestions from people who have been there and done it, doesn't it?! So thankyou :)

    • 27th May 2015
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  • User Deleted

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    Good for you. Go get em !

    • 27th May 2015
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  • Sue Parker-Nutley

    Actor

    Take a selfie before you go to any audition, and then you remember exactly what you wore - ALWAYS wear the same in a recall, I would say.

    All the best.

    • 27th May 2015
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  • Chak Nali

    Actor

    i totally agree with mr. Nigel Peever!

    • 27th May 2015
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  • Bern Collaço

    Actor

    Sarah,

    I have always done as Sue has recommended.

    Best

    Bern

    • 27th May 2015
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  • User Deleted

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    Personally I have always worn the same outfit for recalls, and rightly or wrongly I always wear black unless particular outfits are specified. I find a lot of ads require animated facial features (Or gurning if you like) so its about getting the people in the room to focus on that.

    Anyway if they want you they want you. Take your raffle ticket at the door and fingers crossed!

    • 2nd Jun 2015
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  • Linny Bushey

    Actor

    I always wear the same outfit, also. I was told that's how the client recognizes you so make sure they pick out "that girl in the blue top" or whatever. Good luck!

    • 2nd Jun 2015
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  • Sophie Brooke

    Actor

    I always try to wear the same outfit, with maybe a tiny addition, to spice things up a little - especially if the breakdown has changed a bit - which it often has.

    But definitely if it worked the first time.....

    Break a leg :)

    • 3rd Jun 2015
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  • Chak Nali

    Actor

    Exactly!

    • 3rd Jun 2015
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  • User Deleted

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    It is VERY important to wear the same clothing and to have the same persona.

    You may be asked to perform the same scene as in the audition or it may be different.

    What people just don't always realize is that in many cases the first audition may well be videoed for the director, if he isn't already there.

    The director will then look at the videos and make a selection of all those artistes he/she meets the clients' criteria and with whom he could work with...i.e those who respond to direction.

    The majority of good casting directors will take you through their interpretation of the "story board" at least twice, making suggestions to you.

    However, sometimes the "story board" is sketchy.

    The client will make the final decision as to who is wanted at the recall (with nudging sometimes by the director).

    By this stage the client may well have changed their mind as to how their story should progress so don't be too disappointed if you suddenly feel that you are obsolete.

    The client will normally be present at the recall, of course.

    THESE ARE JUST BROAD OUTLINES of the most likely scenario.

    Good Luck!

    Never take it personally...just so long as you come away knowing that you have done your best and, in the case of a commercia, have been inventive on perhaps very little information.

    • 5th Jun 2015
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  • Chak Nali

    Actor

    Wel said Mr nigel!

    • 5th Jun 2015
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  • Steven Elliott

    Actor

    Also don't forget that you get paid a fee for a recall (£50)? They should pay soon after the recall but if they don't then you should remind your agent.

    • 10th Jun 2015
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  • Sue Parker-Nutley

    Actor

    And your Agent will normally take his/her commission from the recall fee, don't forget!

    • 10th Jun 2015
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  • Meg McNaughton

    Actor

    Someone told me recently that agents don’t take commission from recalls. Is this a new thing Sue?

    • 9th Oct 2018
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