Casting is an essential component of any film or video project, but the core skill-set needed to cast effectively is little understood. Casting Revealed: A Guide for Film Directors is a straightforward manual on the art and craft of casting. Here, director Hester Schell offers her insider perspective on casting workflows, industry standards, finding actors, running auditions, what to look for in a performance, contracts, and making offers. This new edition has been updated with fresh interviews with casting directors, full color head shots, new information about online video submissions, and a companion website featuring forms, contracts, and sample scenes for auditions. Gain a fuller understanding of the misunderstood art and craft of casting actors for film and video production. Learn to find the right actors for any production, run auditions, interview actors, effectively judge performances and video submissions, evaluate suitability for a role, discover what it is you need from an actor, view headshots, draft contracts, make offers, and navigate current industry standards, unions, and procedures. This new edition has been updated to include full color sample head shots, new content on online video submissions, listings of casting wesbites, film resources, and film commissions and a companion website featuring interviews with celebrated casting directors from New York, Portland, Boston and Austin, necessary forms, sign-in sheets, contracts, and sample scenes for auditions.
Like taking a private lesson with the best teacher in the business Over 40 casts covered in step-by-step detail with thousands of full-color photographs Casting should be nearly effortless. If you understand fly-casting mechanics and how to adapt them to various fishing conditions, your casting will greatly improve. That has been Lefty's philosophy since he began teaching fly casting over fifty years ago. Lefty shows how to get rid of a tailing loop, throw a slack-line cast, and roll cast better, as well as casts for tight quarters, in wind, casting with weighted flies and lines, and distance casts. A section on the physical movements explains how to prevent injuries to the rotator cuff and elbow. Whether you fish salt water or streams, heavy rods or light, you'll learn everything from small changes in movements that greatly improve your casting to totally new takes on traditional casts from this book. Lefty is the master, and this book captures his lifetime of wisdom on the subject of casting.
Anyone who's dabbled with internet dating has a story to tell but few tell them as well as Julie McDowall. Her online dating blog was an instant sensation when she charted her bizarre and hilarious experiences in search of the perfect man. Or at least a man who wasn't a total freak. Or, failing that, a freak who was freaky in the right ways... Now for the first time Casting The Net - Volume 1 presents the unexpurgated true story of her ongoing quest, including all the material deemed unfit for a family news site. Join the eloquent, witty and intrepid McDowall as she tackles The Janny, The Accountant, The Comedian, Foxy Doctor, the inimitable Shug — and her ultimate nemesis, The Clown. "Sex. Pain. Humour. Ups. Downs. All varieties of the human condition are here, laid bare in an alarmingly candid style." Calum Macdonald, HeraldScotland
Spin Casting Brilliantly teaches you how to choose the right gear- and how to let your metal fly. It divulges tips for fishing streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds successfully, whether you're on the bank or in a boat. Pour over the hundred-plus photos and i
This new edition has undergone a comprehensive update to address the shifting balance between digital and film technologies. The book includes everything a filmmaker needs to know, from budgeting to managing the production office, and comes with downloadable forms.
This is a practical and comprehensive guide to this traditional and ancient craft. It describes in detail how a sculpture is cast into bronze and includes a multitude of ideas for making sculptures using different techniques.