Casting actors for movies is the process of hiring actors to play characters in your film. Oftentimes, auditions are held - like acting tryouts - to find the best actors. Sometimes casting directors are used to locate and cast actors for films. Advice is also given in this video tutorial about how to hold a successful audition for actors.
- In this chapter, we're going to look at casting,…the process of finding your actors.…When famed director Sydney Pollack…was asked if there was a secret to directing,…he said, "Casting is 85% of the job a director does;…"if you wanna know the real secret,…"that's the secret."…Movies tell the stories of people,…and actors that portray those people…make all the difference in the world.…Honestly, I have a love-hate relationship with auditions.…I love them, because when you have…great actors auditioning, they surprise you.…
They have different ideas on how to play a character,…and it's inspiring to watch them…just create on the spot right in front of you.…But I also hate auditions because…these poor actors are so exposed.…They're performing for people that…are judging everything about them.…And usually people that hold auditions are so experienced,…that they're just cold and calloused.…I feel terrible for those auditioning.…To me, it feels awful doing the auditions…and judging people's bodies and appearance…and all these superficial things…
Learn about finding and auditioning actors for different roles and get a deep dive into the theory of acting: being vs. pretending, understanding character motivation, and interpreting the script. From theory, we segue into application, with some acting exercises to keep actors focused and in the zone. Chad also touches on the importance of rehearsals, and provides tips for directing actors on set and getting great voiceover in post. The course closes with an interview with Eva Jane, the lead in The Assurance, and her thoughts on getting into character and working with directors.
- Finding actors
- Conducting and evaluating auditions
- Exploring acting methods
- Practicing with acting exercises
- Conducting rehearsals
- Directing actors
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Acting (Theory)
3. Acting (Application)
4. Conducting Rehearsals
5. Directing Actors
6. Interview with Eva Jane
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