When in doubt…

Follow the basic TV acting guidelines:

  • Look near the lens

  • Be still

  • Don’t blink

  • Keep your mouth closed

  • Speak at your normal volume and pace

  • Keep your head symmetrical

These are good fallback guidelines when you are really nervous – shooting or in an audition.

Of course, it’s even better when you like what you’re doing, are breathing well, mean what you’re saying and reveal yourself.

But sometimes you’re off and good guidelines can get you back.