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 July 10th.
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 July 16 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 Alan Hill first discovered acting in college while attending Rice University - his first play was a one-act version of The Monkey's Paw. From there, he left Rice to pursue theatre in a more meaningful way; which is to say he waited tables and read every book on the craft that he could get his hands on.
After three years, Brian enrolled in the University of Houston Theatre Program, where he had the opportunity to learn from Jose Quintero of Circle in the Square fame. Over a career spanning nearly twenty years, Mr. Hill has performed in Houston, Denver, San Antonio, and Chicago. During his seven years in Chicago, Brian worked with several companies as a performer and technician. He is most proud of the company he founded in 2001, Visions & Voices Theatre Co. In three years, V&V produced six shows, 4 of which were Jeff Recommended by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee and two of the shows received awards from Best New Work.
Brian has happily retired from acting so as to focus exclusively on casting where he's offered his skill and talents to three network pilots, the Criminal Minds spin-off, "Beyond Borders," "Complications," and "Pretty Little Liars" for Freeform.
Brian A. Hill is a CSA Casting Associate at Zane/Pillsbury Casting.
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 July 16th. DO NOT BE LATE. Those who have been seated by July 6th 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.