THE FUTURE OF CASTING IS HERE
YOUR HEADSHOT ALONE MAY NO LONGER BE ENOUGH TO GET YOU IN FROM OF A CASTING DIRECTOR.
You are probably already aware of the fact that over the years technology has altered the way in which casting takes place. From the old days of celluloid film a lot has changed and as we enter the online digital age, this change is now more rapid than ever. With productions turning over faster and faster, Casting Directors now often find themselves unable to see everyone they would like to see for the role.
When given a choice between casting off headshots alone a casting director is going to go with whoever they remember and know. As a talent, if your director can’t put a name to your face, this could mean you are being looked over for several roles nationally and internationally, without you even knowing.
TODAY I INTRODUCE AN EXCITING NEW PRODUCT: BEN PARKINSONS COMMERCIAL REEL.
Giving you the opportunity to maximise your exposure to industry professionals and to reach your acting potential, the Commercial Reel is a unique Online Casting Tool for Actors to give a short introduction about themselves, display their personality, showcase skills and show their versatility through looks. Commercial Reel saves time for people auditioning and when unavailable to test, the casting director can simply forward on their Commercial Reel to clients to gauge personality and suitability to the job.
Commercial Reels are used in a scenario like the following; You are away and unable to audition; the casting director can sell you to their client based on your personality and skills you share in your presentation.
When smaller featured roles need to be cast ranging from $500 – $2000, actors with a commercial reel are preferred choices over those without.
This tool is an integral part of your online presence, experience shows that Actors well marketed online keep constantly appearing in call backs and recommendations to clients. The Commercial Reel is developed to be the perfect video piece of which any Producer, Director, or Casting Director would need when deciding to book talent.
The fact of the matter is that the smaller roles that are becoming more popular for advertising campaigns are not small enough to be cast off headshots, but not large enough to be cast in studio. The client needs to see the way the talents mouth moves, a little bit about their personality and skill set. Also, if you are an actor as well as commercial face, it is a great opportunity to show your skill with a showcase and small piece to camera.
The director can see the way in which you interact with the camera, deliver lines and convincingly portray a character. This only increases your exposure and opporunity to show your skill to the person that is hiring you.
“ONE OF THE THINGS YOUR GOING TO LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR COMMERCIAL REEL IS IT CAN GET YOU SHORTLISTED AUTOMATICALLY!”
YOUR COMMERCIAL REEL WILL CONSIST OF:
- Your name, agency and height
- Brief overview of works
- Roles you’re most suited to play
- Special skills and abilities
- Acting training and short courses
- Your personality and what makes you unique
- Three looks: Corporate, Swimwear and Casual
This is all placed down on camera. Duration can be from 45 – 120 seconds. It is strongly advised that you’re well rehearsed and have your introduction and bio remembered without flaws before attending a taping. On completion your reel will be emailed to your agent and uploaded to your online casting profiles.
To have hair down and off the face, apply light mineral make-up. No dark lipstick, soft tones only.
Must be clean shaven or neatly trimmed if facial hair is part of your profile. You must look likelue your current headshot.
PLEASE BRING THREE SETS OF CLOTHING EACH FOR
We advise that you keep to pastel and non-bold colours, stay away from blue, black, red, stripes and logos.
Stop being looked over for roles by having an outdated profile. The sooner your book your commercial reel the sooner you can start to get the callbacks you deserve.
I’ve invested in this product so much that I’ve hired a whole new staff in order to make sure the Commercial Reel is as high quality as possible. The team consists of
A CINEMATOGRAPHER who will carefully light and shoot your real, giving you advice on your best expressions and angles, making sure you are captured in the way which markets you best.
A MOTION COLOURIST who will scan every frame of your chat color correcting highlights in your eyes, hair and skin tones so that you have the best natural glow on film.
AN EDITOR who will sort your best takes, cut the final product and have it rendered and ready to be sent to your agent for immediate upload to your profile.
ALL OF THIS FOR THE PRICE OF $225. Your reel will be produced by this team of professionals. You get dynamic, talking, moving commercial of yourself and your talents for less than the price of a stills headshot.