Auditioning and Casting Talent
When a movie or video is produced, an attempt must be made to match the actors to the description of the characters in the script. If the script calls for a young girl, a young actress is selected; for a scruffy man, an actor who has that scruff look and a deep voice would be selected. Producers cast many actors to find just the right ones.
To produce an original video in another language, the same procedure applies. A casting call is sent out and actors send their existing demos together with a description and photos for pre-selection. Once actors have been pre-selected, they will be asked to appear at the casting facility to perform their auditions. Should talents live far away or when dealing with a lesser known language, thereby limiting the choice of actors, an audition might first be produced off-site and the demo reel sent to the client for further pre-selection.
We review the bio of each actor to assure a good fit for the part in the client’s script. We attempt to avoid having a vegetarian actor eat meat for a restaurant commercial, an animal-hating actor having to pet or feed a dog, or having a non-swimmer jump in a pool. Even though actors can overcome anything, it will take the director much longer to get that perfect production.
When a finished video or movie is received for a voiceover production, the actors are already on camera and now it is important to select the speakers who resemble the style and age of the actors for dubbing.
We work with speakers and studios to find the right talent for the client’s video and budget. Casting is normally handled internally and demos of the selected speakers sent to the client for evaluation. Voice talents are professional actors who can manage and change their voice to reflect the style of the original actor.
Most of the time, existing demos are sufficient to make a selection, but if not, actors can read lines from the script so that clients can select whoever they believe best represents the actor in the video. Depending on the number of lines a client requests to be read, a small fee might apply.
Cast your project with us and receive demos immediately!
- Send your project directly to one of our managers! We will review your video, take a look at the script and suggest speakers. If you have a budget, send it along as our managers can quickly pre-select those talents that might fit your budget.
- Usage of your video: it is important to know how your video will be used. These days, it is assumed that each video will be uploaded to the Internet and that does normally not cause any additional usage fee. But if your video is used as a sales tool, a usage or license fee might apply.
The more information you can give us, the easier a casting will be!
Our casting directors and managers know the actors and voice talents and will make a casting call easy for you. Demos are available on our website for your own selection, or we can preselect for you depending on your budget and project. We are known for our exceptional customer service and are committed to giving you the best possible service.