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TOPIC: Casting

Casting 20 Oct 2014 03:55 #5567

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Last week I signed on to be a casting director for a short student film. I haven't been this busy in months. Emailing all of the people auditioning is the toughest part, but the auditions are so fun to watch. Its really weird to work on a film for the first time because it is so different from any other kind of work you could do.
I personally, love working with people and everyone is putting so much effort into this film and I look forward to the actual shoot next weekend. The amount of work that goes into a film as short as five minutes is astounding. I'm working with the Film and Photography Society at UCLA, to make the film for Campus Movie Fest.
The film we are working on is about a woman with Alzheimers remembering pivotal moments in her daughters life. The script is honestly really well written and we have a really strong crew. We are still casting through Tuesday and if we can find a cohesive cast, I think we have a really good shot at winning.
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Casting 26 Oct 2014 00:44 #5585

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The film sounds incredibly interesting! I have worked on a few student films as well as an actor and writing music for them and I agree that an amazing amount of work goes into them! I found it to be a real challenge to work with a small budget but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the films in the end. I also like how experimental student films can be. They are less concerned with the film doing well commercially and can be more expressive artistically.

Lots of luck with your film! :)
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Casting 27 Oct 2014 03:59 #5619

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I used to music for television and independent film, and there's something about working on a student project that's very invigorating. It feels like more of a team effort, and the relationships you start with these people can really pan out down the road. You never know who the next Spielberg will be!
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Casting 13 Dec 2015 23:52 #8889

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That sounds like that was an incredibly exhausting task! I'm interested in film work as well, and if there's any advice I've been given it's that "It's an miracle any film gets made at all." What's especially difficult about this line of work is that there is an unbelievable amount of work that goes into making any film, short or feature length, because creating a film taps into multiple businesses to get the job done. There are also many people using their brilliant artistic talents to films as pristine as they are, and yet, films are so easy to critique. In fact, analyzing and critiquing film can even be fun an interesting, but as a filmmaker, one cannot allow negative reviews or comments to significantly steer where their work is going or how one feels about their finished work because commonly the "haters" have never been on the other side of the camera.
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