If you do one thing this year to help you book your next role, make it this!
StarNow's 'Intro to Camera' videos for your profile are here, and we want to see you say 'Hi' to camera!
Getting cast in paid work usually involves getting face to face with a Casting Professional. Shortlisting top picks for a role (and sometimes booking the role) is often done by viewing your 'on camera' work, or by video chat.
We know that Casting Professionals are time poor and don't always have time to watch a showreel or schedule a zoom, and that some of you are still building up footage to create a showreel.
An 'Intro to Camera' video is a super simple, quick way for you to show yourself off, and for the Casting Professional to get a better idea of how you are on camera.
A glimpse of you simply introducing yourself can tell them so much – what your voice sounds like, if you get dimples when you smile, how your nose wrinkles up if you laugh, and more!
All you need is a smart phone or something to film on to create a 30 second video, upload it to your profile via our new 'Intro to Camera' section and we'll make your video highly visible on your profile, and when you apply for jobs.
If you'd like some top tips to get you started, read on, and check out these example videos:
Get set up to film:
What should I wear?
What should I say?
Example scripts below:
'Hi, I'm John! I'm 20 years old and I live in Sydney. I love to surf, and acting is my passion. I've done some TV ads, and I've just completed an acting for screen course.'
'Hi there! I'm Sophie and I'm from London. I'm an experienced model and I'm confident and relaxed on set. I'm 5'8" and a size 6.'
'Good morning, I'm Mike. As you can hear, I have a Scottish accent, but I'm currently based in Manchester. I'm an actor and you can check out my work on the showreel on my profile. I'm often cast in bad guy roles, probably because I'm really tall!'
How do I upload my Intro to Camera?
Good luck with your filming!
Remember, this video is going to help you get cast, so don't miss out on this simple but super effective way to show the Casting Professional who you are!