Auditions and Casting
Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:27 PM
My question is regarding auditions for roles. I have never done casting before and will be looking to get actors from my University. How exactly does an audition process go for a no/lo budget short film?
Lets say I stick a few posters around and send off a few emails. I get replies from interested parties. Do I just tell them a time to come to a room, hand them a script with a few highlighted lines and watch them?
Also I don't want people to audition only for certain parts as some characters have only small roles. Would it be ok to get them to read lines of each character and then judging by performance I can divvy out roles?
I'm not quite sure what route to take with this. I think there are 6 male roles in the films and 1 female role.
Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:01 PM
When you start to make your final decisions, keep in mind that cast chemistry is vitally important in most movies. Plan to explore that chemistry with your call backs. For instance: If an actor and actress are supposed to be romantically involved in the script, you might want to have them read together to see if there's natural chemistry between them.
It's good that you're concerned about the audition process. Good movies start with good casts. Some really great Directors have been quoted as saying they make their movies when they cast them, the rest is just the mechanics of recording the show.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:19 AM