"Auditions" Guest Blog - Nathan Hibbert

Booking auditions is a fun yet very scary process for me. I know that I have to audition to get the roles I want, but who wants to put themselves in a place to get rejected?

I think rejection is the hardest part. No one wants to feel like they weren’t good enough for something they want. I’ve personally been “rejected” when auditioning for Movies, Music Videos, Modeling gigs etc. At first I was like “Damn I’m not good enough.” but now I know it’s about your mindset. I go into every audition saying “this part is mine!” and if they don’t choose me they missed out on a great actor.

Go in to every audition with as much confidence as you can. Don’t let anything make you feel like you don’t deserve the part, gig or job. Of course you won’t get everything you audition for due to other factors, but don’t let that get you down. Other opportunities may come around. Who knows, maybe the person who is casted ends up backing out and the director remembers you based off your performance. Its show business things can change in a flash. You just got to be ready to change with it when it happens.

Now I won’t say that I’m perfect at this myself, because I’m not. Though I do find my way of thinking helps when I’m not cast for a role. Thing is with this mindset you can get caught up in the “I’m the best actor” thought, and not realize that you actually weren’t meant for the part. Always try and learn from your auditions good or bad. Ask yourself questions like: How could I have done better? What did I do that the directors liked? Did I bring out my full potential? Did I bring the character they want to see to life? You can always learn from your auditions. You just got to ask yourself the right questions.

Remember to be yourself and have fun as well. Make the character yours and bring it to life. Add your own spin to their creation and prey that they like what they see!

 

 

Guest blog by Nathan Hibbert

Be sure to check him out on twitter & Instagram @renovalay

Cast & Crew Profile: Nathan Hibbert

It takes an army to make a film into a reality. It could be a small team of 2 or a massive horde of hundreds.

So we thought it would be great to start a piece on the blog that showcases the awesome talent we've been fortunate enough to work with! Some of them are actors, some are crew that have freelanced with us while others call SevenSeas Productions home.

To start us off we thought it would be great to share with you Nathan Hibbert. Where to start? The man is a multi-talented artist who creates wherever he goes! We had the chance to have him out for a promo shoot last spring and needless to say he was a character! We're always a bit skeptical when someone says their a triple threat of any kind but man did he deliver and was so much fun to have on set! 

We've asked all out Cast and Crew Profiler's the same questions and asked them to share some personal moments along with a bit of advice - so here are Nathan's Answers. Be sure to check him out on twitter & Instagram @renovalay

 

  • Name: Nathan Hibbert (Reno Valay)
  • Country: Canada
  • Position: Music Artist/Actor/Model 
  • What got you into the film world? To be honest when I was a kid I just loved creating my own world. I would imagine things and i'd be the star of everything. I would picture everything like a movie, and I was the main actor. It got to a point to where I'd watch a movie and the character I felt I connect with the most, I'd leave acting pretty similar to them in the movie. I guess in short, I like becoming someone since I get to enjoy being myself majority of the time.
  • Funniest moment on a set? I think one of the funniest moments for me, would be when filming one of my own videos. I had to dress up like a girl and dance in front of my friends and get their reaction. It was kinda embarrassing but well worth the laugh. 
  • Who is your film icon? My film icon would be... hmm good question. I don't think I really have one but the first person who comes to mind is Denzel Washington and Will Smith. They always deliver great performances!
  • What makes a good film? Many things can make a movie good in my opinion. Though when it comes down to it I'd have to go with a good story and a good cast to bring it to life. 
  • Who is your favourite character of all time? Haha! this one is simple for me. Devon Miles from Drumline!
  • Favourite animated movie and why? Spirited Away because it had such a dope story and was well animated. I could go in more details but why spoil it for someone who hasn't watched it?
  • A tip for the next generation? If you have a dream, Go for it. What others think or say doesn't matter. This is your life so live it the way you want to.
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