This online class will provide feedback from an experienced casting professional. No more than 20 performers will be participating.
The date listed for the class is the day enrollment and cancellation close, and your headshots are sent from Casting Access to the Casting Director. There will be a Q&A with the Casting Director hosted in ZOOM on February 26th.
After the Q&A, the class will be assigned scenes by the casting director. Scenes will be submitted in the form of a self-tape.
You will have until March 5th at 9:00am PDT to rehearse, record, and upload a video containing your performance of the material you were assigned.You will upload the video using your YouTube account and email the unlisted video link. The casting director will review your workshop video and provide notes.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
Brian Hill is currently a CSA casting associate in Los Angeles, CA and over the last seven years has worked on such TV shows as Pretty Little Liars, 12 Monkeys, The Purge and a bunch of TV pilots that never saw the light of day. Prior to becoming a casting professional, Mr. Hill was an actor and producer. While in Chicago he was the founder and Artistic Director of Visions & Voices Theatre Co, a company devoted exclusively to new work.In 2019, Brian started The Actor’s Refuge as a response to what he had been hearing from actors, as well as to what he was seeing on a daily basis in auditions.The Actor’s Refuge exists to help start a dialogue about the state of acting and of actor training in this country. It’s high time to reimagine how we talk about “character” and how we approach character work, and in the process, reconnect the actor to the state of joy that ignited their love of acting in the first place.
You must have completed a Casting Access Online application prior to registering for this class.
If you RSVP for this class you must be able to upload your video by 9:00am PDT on March 5th. DO NOT BE LATE. Those who have been seated by February 26th are expected to comply. You must cancel your reservation if you cannot comply.
Your video will not be accepted IF:
-Your video is shot vertically instead of horizontally. If you need to shoot on an iPhone or tablet, turn it sideways.
-It is not appropriately framed. Standard framing is top of the head to mid chest.
-The video has poor sound, clarity, or lighting. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it cannot take away from your performance.
-You have a distracting background. If you cannot provide a solid background, a minimal background is best.
-Your video has title cards or subtitles. They are unnecessary.
-Your video settings are not Unlisted. Videos that are Private or Public will not be accepted.
-You “share” the video through YouTube. You must email the video URL to the specified email address.