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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.
Designing a set for a blind character, for a show featuring blind actors is no easy feat. This is what production designer Naz Goshtasbpour was tasked with when creating the story world for the CW's upcoming drama, In the Dark, which premiered April 4.
Terry Watson is one of the production designers behind the highly acclaimed War Pony, which premiered July 28 after a successful festival run over the past year that included winning the Camera D’Or in Cannes 2022. War Pony follows the interlocking stories of two young Oglala Lakota men growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The film marks both Riley Keough’s and Gina Gammell’s feature directorial debut. As an additional production designer on the film, Terry was responsible for identifying a design style for the sets, locations, graphics, and props while working closely with the directors, director of photography, and producers. In her designs, she prioritized the rustic color palette of South Dakota, where the film takes place, utilizing the colors Native Americans used in blankets and other items while also highlighting the scenic landscapes of the reservations and farms the film was shot on.
What does it take to make a good video? The first thing to do is decide on a goal. It turns into an interesting scenario, and as soon as it is ready, you can start looking for a professional crew, rent equipment, and hire actors. If you want to save time, there are a couple of simple options - hire a team of newbies with just a few clicks or try on the actor's role yourself. But no matter how good your video's production crew is, lousy acting will ruin any project. Therefore, you have to learn a little about the art of casting. Successful casting requires a lot of planning and preparation, both from you and the actors. Let's look for the perfect candidate for the role in your video.
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…
Intimacy coordination can cover a wide variety of intimacy between actors from something as small as a hug shared between a grandmother and her grandchild, to kisses between lovers, to any sexual situation that may take place. The main role of an intimacy coordinator is to work as a liaison between production and the talent. They want to ensure that actors are aware of what the director wants to see in the scene while fostering consent.
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.
Creating a production from scratch is no small feat — this much is true. Between finding the right equipment, sourcing locations and actors, directing the entire piece, and so on, it can get demanding.
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.