Living the Dream: Amber’s Vlog #6: Things I Learned From Casting

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I learned a lot from casting a few projects here and there –
(and interning at some great offices), and I wanted to share some experiences with you.

Sorry it’s long, it’s hard to know what to share and what to hold back over the internet, so I had to keep everything very vague, but I hope it helps you in some small way. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask – or better yet, ask a real casting director who knows way, way more than I do. I bet you can find one on twitter 😉

Here are some links I mentioned, as well as links to things related to casting and self producing that I wish I had when I first moved to town. Research to your heart’s content:

A great blog post written by my producing partner, Verona Blue about casting for the first time: http://codebloo.net/blog/casting-othe

Look like your headshot: http://bonniegillespie.com/blog/look-

Take your time, we can tell you’re nervous:http://bonniegillespie.com/blog/tag/a

Another great article rabbit-hole to fall down:http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-a

CASTING OFFICES YOU CAN RENT:

http://cazt.com
http://spacestationLA.com

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have another casting space you like to rent out, and I’ll add it to my list!

Amber Plaster

About Amber Plaster

Actor/Producer - Amber Rose Plaster is a sassy redheaded actress that works out of LA. She specializes in editing, social media, and just being awesome. She loves reading, dancing, and learning special weapons - right now she is learning archery on the recurve bow, fencing with foils, and attempting to fully load a .45 magazine without breaking a nail. You can find all of her links and upcoming news at: http://amberplaster.com Rawr!!

  • Verona Blue

    AGREE. Casting a project 100% changed my perspective on being called in.

    1. When a breakdown is posted like hundreds of people submit. If you get called in, you are WANTED.
    2. The CD wants to hire YOU. They want you. They want you. Be amazing!
    3. There’s no reason to be nervous. They aren’t judging you. They are rooting for you. Ask for a second read if you dont feel you were on the ball the first time. Use your time.