Top headshot tips of the week from our friends on Facebook
8 Feb 2011
- Be confident with yourself and the character you are portraying, consider the character motives and insecurities/securities and use them to your advantage when you perform!
- Before an audition, take a deep breath and remember you're not doing brain surgery - nerves are a massive performance killer!
- Listen actively, you should give the impression that what your character is hearing is purely of that moment. Resist the temptation to be quick with your lines, just to prove you know them, it is a conversation after all.
- Follow the 4 P's ~
Promotion - don't just wait for the phone to ring. Make yourself known to those in the industry. (showreels, website, general auditions, etc)
Preparation - put in the ground work before an audition to ensure every chance for success.
Perseverance - you need a thick skin in this industry! Never take a knock back personally and never give up!
Practice – always fine tune your craft by attending workshops.
- Listen to your director. Listen to the crew. Listen to your fellow actors as they deliver...
Tropfest Finalists announced plus your chance to vote for one more film!
2 Feb 2011
Here are this year's Movie Extra Tropfest Finalists:
THE APPLICANT Tim Dean, WA
ANIMAL BEATBOX Damon Gameau, NSW
DEN SISTA GALAXONAUT Alexander George & Tyrone Lindqvist, NSW
A DESPERATE DEED Matt Bird, NSW
A FAMILY AFFAIR Craig Anderson, Melinda Cklamovska & Stevo Petkovic, NSW
FLIGHT Nicholas Verso, VIC
FOCUS Ari Kruger, South Africa
THE MAESTRO Adam Anthony, NSW
MISSING HER Michael Wiesler, VIC
MONKEYS Joel Edgerton, NSW
SILENCER Doug Bayne & David Collins, NSW
THINGS TO DO Dan Jameison & Ana Maria Belo, NSW
TRANSPARENCY Melissa Cowan, NSW
THE UNSPOKEN Jason van Genderen, NSW
Y2GAY Dan Illic & James Pender, NSW
THIS YEAR YOU GET TO PICK ONE OF THE FINALIST FILMS - CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND VOTE FOR ONE MORE FILM.
Competition for Melbourne StarNow Members!
25 Jan 2011
Want to win a half day with a top casting director in Melbourne?
StarNow are putting on a day of screentests just for StarNow members only! This is an amazing opportunity for 10 StarNow members to spend a half day learning from a pro. This prize is worth $150 and we have 10 to giveaway. You MUST be available for the screentest workshop on February 12th.
Our thoughts are with our Queensland members
13 Jan 2011
It's been a terrible time with massive flooding in Queensland. Several modelling agencies we work with have had to close shop and no doubt a number of our members have also been affected.
Our thoughts are with everyone during this disaster.
The StarNow Team
StarNow Outstanding Performance Award Winners
20 Dec 2010
As part of StarNow's sponsorship with The Sydney Film School we are pleased to announce the following winners of the Outstanding Performance Award:
Maria Moro and Vitor Queiroz.
Victor directed the film 'Cradle' and Maria was his outstanding actress. They both win $250 cash to help them with their careers in film.
Congratulations from the team at StarNow.