Everyone thinks their baby is the most special, beautiful, and wonderful child in the world, but what if your baby gets more than its fair share of attention? Could it be that your child is actually cut out for show business? If you’ve been thinking about taking your baby out to some auditions and see it where it goes, there are a few things you’ll want to know in advance.
Understand What Show Business is Truly Like
Before even going to the first audition, you may want to take a little time and look into what show business is like for children and their families. It can be a real eye-opener that can make the process much smoother and more enjoyable.
A good way of doing this is to check out the new TV show “My Hollywood” from actor and producer Michael Palance. My Hollywood documents the lives of various families around the world who are trying to break into show business. Of course, you can also learn more about Michael David Palance on his various social networks.
Don’t Go All Out Where the Outfit is Concerned
All too often, parents assume they need to dress their baby up in fancy dresses or even a full suit. In the majority of cases, this will end up backfiring. Casting directors want to be able to see your baby looking simple, cute, and like an infant. This means keeping their clothing very basic.
Make Sure Baby is Fed and Alert
A baby’s schedule can be a bit of a guessing game, but ideally, you want to pick an audition time that will allow your baby to be well-rested, alert, fed, and changed. When all of these things have been taken care of then you’re more likely to have a happy, sociable baby on your hands. Your baby should also be okay with being held by strangers. There is a good chance the casting director will want to hold him or her.
Bring Photos with You
While most auditions involve taking a few digital pictures, it’s still a good idea to bring some professional photos with you. Because babies grow and change so fast, you’ll need the photo to have been taken within the last month, so they are current.
There are also some photo tips you can use if you choose to take them yourself. First, make sure that the background is plain and simple, don’t place a hat or sunglasses on your baby, don’t dress them in crazy outfits or costumes, and make sure that baby is looking directly into the camera and smiling. Casting directors also appreciate when you write their age, size, weight, and height on the back of the photo.
Let the Fun Begin
By using these tips you’ll be better prepared to handle the audition process with your baby. Just remember that some auditions will go better than others, so always approach each situation fresh and with a positive frame of mind.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)