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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…
If you are an indie filmmaker then you know that casting is that wildcard that can make or break your chances at festivals, awards, and making all of your hard work worth it, and that mis-casting can make your shoot a living hell. The breakdown is the fateful first step in the casting process.
What makes a great horror film? Suspense, eerie music, dim lighting... the list can go on and on. Orange St. Films, a full-service, video production company started in 2008, with clients all over the world, has perfectly executed horror with the latest film - The Terrible Two. Writer/Director Billy Lewis took us behind-the-scenes of how Orange St. Films put together a production, from everything to location, production crew, casting, and even promotion.
When Westfield Corporation and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) wanted to create promotional videos documenting the TBIT’s transformation and showcasing the new terminal, they required an L.A. based production facility that would deliver on the same level of high quality standards. They turned to Noah Clark, owner of Station22, a full service video production and post production company located in Los Angeles offering scripting, storyboarding, casting, shooting, editing, mixing, voice over, color correction and visual effects.
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.
You've got an idea, a script and already weighing out your options for casting and crew. But will your promotional video turn out to be a triumph or a flop? Planning on how to use the video and what the goals are can drastically change the outcome and effectiveness this video has on your brand. Here are a few things to think about when planning your video.
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.
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertSometimes when I’m in the thick of pre-production on a new television advertising spot, I’m tempted to put all of my emphasis on the obvious questions: Who will be the cinematographer? What camera system will we use? What casting decisions need to be made? Who the hell can convert my scribbles into a real storyboard?There’s a step often left out of the above question process, but one that, as a Director or Producer, does have a significant effect on your picture. In fact, this step is the first point of contact between the enigma of a performance and the camera.
Catch up on what you need to know about the Reality TV Awards from Audio Network's interview with Kristen Moss!
This summer I produced an incredibly fun new series called “The Scoop,” which is a hybrid talk show where I interview people who work in the entertainment industry over ice cream from NY’s top local and independent ice cream shops. But not just anybody in the entertainment industry - I wanted to talk to people who work to CREATE entertainment, specifically Producers, Directors, Writers, Casting Directors, and anyone who works behind-the- scenes. The theory behind this was simple: no one ever interviews these people. And as the arts came under threat this past year, I wanted to show people talking about why they decided to work in this insane industry and why they love what they do, and maybe inspire someone looking to work in one of these fields someday. My guests are not celebrities. They are everyday people making a living in the film and theater industries in NYC.