You can look for work as an actor on your own or with the help of an agency. To get started, you will need to put together a portfolio with photos, videos from various projects, and a resume with a list of projects. Then you can contact Virginia Casting Calls where you can find suitable castings and try yourself as an actor. Be careful about the choice of projects: if at the beginning of your career you pick up everything in a row, then you may have to explain yourself for the mistakes of youth. Or you will form a type for yourself, which is not so easy to get rid of.
What do you need to get to casting in Virginia?
Even if you have an undoubted talent and have modeling or acting experience, you have to work hard to get into advertising, cinema and get a fee. When independently searching for offers for filming in advertising or television projects, it is recommended:
- create and place a questionnaire on allcasting.com, where participants are usually recruited for TV projects or advertising;
- keep track of casting announcements;
- prepare a portfolio (professional photos and video business card);
- improve your skills if you plan to continue to engage at a professional level;
- try imagining yourself on a big screen or in front of a camera lens. Your feeling from this should be pleasant. Imagine that you are playing with a partner on the court and everyone admires you. Do this practice regularly;
- while you are sitting in line for the casting, communicate with the actors, ask who calls them to audition more often, and exchange contacts of casting directors.
Each casting may have specific requirements. For example, they may be asked to wear clothes of a certain color or style to the casting, or to do a certain hairstyle. Sooner or later you will realize that you do not pass auditions or auditions, not because the world is unfair, but because you do not work well. And to do it well, you need to study a lot. Watch foreign films, note for yourself how actors work, look for all available master classes on the net, pay paid ones, fly to study abroad, in a word, do not stop.