When your project requires a cast, there are multiple ways to go about hiring the right people. It’s also important to understand some basic dos and don’ts when it comes to casting. Walter goes over whether or not to hire a casting director or a talent agency, or whether you should hold your own casting call.
- When your project requires a cast,…there are multiple ways to go about…hiring the right people.…It's also important to understand…some basic dos and don'ts when it comes to casting.…Hiring a casting director will make your life…much easier, because they will go get the cast for you.…Simply tell them the type of people you're looking for,…and they take care of the casting calls,…casting reviews, and pre-selecting the best talent…for your review.…But, they do come at a price.…
Often a pretty steep price.…Now working through a talent agency…is a great middle ground between a casting director…and doing the casting all by yourself.…They do add some additional costs,…but they have pre-screened their talent roster.…So when you tell the agency the type of people…that you're looking for, and what they need to do,…they will send you selections…that most closely meet your criteria…This can greatly reduce the time you spend…trying to cast your project.…
Now, just like your crew, it's important to either…get recommendations for casting directors…
Walter Biscardi takes you on set and shows you how production decisions unfold in real time, whether you're scripting, scheduling, directing crew members, or providing feedback to post. Follow along and explore the responsibilities of a producer in all stages, including pre-production (planning), production (running a set), and post-production (editing and delivery). By the end, you'll have a better understanding of skills and techniques it takes to run a smooth and successful video production.
- Scripting and storyboarding
- Running a set
- Paying your crew
- Working with post
- Providing constructive feedback