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How to Direct Non-Professional Actors
We all want to work on films and commercial productions where we have the budget and the creative that allows for casting calls, talent agents and professional actors to deliver inspired performances. But in reality many creative concepts these days call for "real talent," another way of saying using real people vs. professional actors. After years of experience working with and without professional actors as talent, I have found that despite having non-pros as actors, you can still evoke great performances. In fact, when a good directing job is achieved, you may find the real-person performance is the most authentic, from-the-heart acting on camera. And if anything, directing non-professionals is great practice in a more forgiving environment for your directing skills.
Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:00 AM
What are Casting Directors looking for?
With the new revamped Casting Notices on ProductionHUB, we thought it would be great to get some tips on what casting directors are looking for when searching for talent. We recently caught up with Nancy McBride, a casting director in the industry so many are wanting to break into. She shares her thoughts and experiences with actors she’s met and trained, while also sharing with us 5 simple tips for actors to quickly remember before heading out to that next audition…
Published on Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:47 PM
Filmmakers Conquer Everest
Nick Heil, author of Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season, discusses how the filmmakers for the film, Everest, in theaters on September 18th, set out to recreate the events of May 10, 1996, the challenges to film action scenes for actors Jake Gyllenhal, Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke and their experiences on set.
Published on Friday, September 4, 2015 10:00 AM
Parks & Rec Actress Mara Marini Shares #BTS Secrets and Acting Tips
Canadian actress and comedian, Mara Marini, best known for her role of Brandi Marxxxx on the NBC Comedy, Parks & Recreation, shares what goes on behind-the-scenes of a television set, her advice to upcoming actors and projects she currently has in the works.
Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 3:51 PM
Pip’s Island: A Closer Look at Creating “Moving Illustrations”
Pip’s Island is an immersive theater experience for families that combines animation, live actors, live-size puppetry and interactive sets. During this 60-minute interactive adventure, the lines between physical and digital blur and kids must rely on their own creativity, imagination and ingenuity to make their way through the story.
Published on Monday, January 16, 2017 2:25 PM
4 Tips to Help Cinematographers Choose Their Next Film & Director
My name is Eli Hershko and I am a photographer turned cinematographer turned director. It was a natural progression for me. I always was drawn to the moving images. I love being involved in the making of movies but I do not tend to shoot my own films. I just can't focus on both the actors and the image at the same time and since they both are equally important in my eyes I tend to look to a cinematographer that can take on the heavy toll of putting my story on film... or digital film in my case.
Published on Monday, May 2, 2016 11:00 AM
Opening the Cannes Film Fest: Gatsby & Spielberg
Above: The Cast of “The Great Gatsby” With the Cannes Film Festival kicking off today, France is definitely ready to be the center of attention. As the red carpet rolls out for some of the world’s most awe-inspiring films, actors and cinematographers alike, this years Cannes Film Festival might be one of the most important yet!Luhrmann’s 3D adaption of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is this year’s film festival opener. Cannes usually takes precedence over release schedules, especially since the movie has already released in North America, but ‘Gatsby’ sails into France regardless, to make its grand debut in Cannes.
Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:53 PM
Quantum Break, Keeping in Time with Mistika: A Chat with VFX Supervisor and Colourist Juan Ignacio Cabrera
The action-adventure video game market as we knew it changed forever when the sci-fi game Quantum Break was released worldwide in April this year. Developed by Remedy Entertainment, published by Microsoft Studios and produced by Lifeboat Productions, Quantum Break is a unique blend of traditional third person interactive gameplay and an integrated live-action television show featuring the actual actors of the characters whose outcome is affected by the player’s choices throughout the game.
Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:02 PM
Bring Your Vision to Life with these 10 Unique Film Locations
Just like strong casting, your set location should have just as much character as your actors. Instead of defaulting to generic locations like a bookstore or a restaurant, find a unique location that helps bring your vision to life. We partnered with Peerspace, an online marketplace that helps you find undiscovered locations, to bring you some of the most unique yet functional spaces to unlock your creativity. From industrial studios to midcentury modern homes, choose from one of these more memorable film locations.
Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:57 AM
The Art (And Science) of the Interview
Sooner or later, every commercial filmmaker comes across a project that, for one reason or another, requires him or her to conduct an interview. Whether it’s a brand film, documentary, or testimonial, interviews with ‘real people’ (non-actors) bring a unique set of challenges. Most producers know this, and they also know that they ought to prepare for this kind of interview-but how?
Published on Monday, November 28, 2016 1:53 PM
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