How to Prepare for Virtual Castings
Models are still being invited to casting calls, but things look quite different in 2020. Instead of waiting in a room with other aspiring models, you just might launch your modeling career with a virtual casting call at home.
As with any casting call, preparation is important. Use these tips to get started:
Providing a virtual submission
- Avoid a busy background
All eyes will be on you. To avoid distractions, record on a blank wall if indoors. If you choose to record outside, find a quiet space without a busy background.
- Plan your lighting
Finding the right lighting at home can be challenging. It’s best to test out settings before you are set to record. If indoor lighting is poor, choose a quiet outdoor space.
- Nix the noise
Record in a quiet place. Loud sounds and echoes can make it difficult to hear when reviewing your submission.
Preparing for a live or recorded session
- Wear an all-black outfit
The best color for this type of casting is black. Wear fitted clothes unless you are given other directions.
- Master your makeup
Looking for best practices on how to do your makeup for casting calls? We detailed our recommendations in a previous post. Read here.
- Focus on your face
Unless you are given additional directions, record from chest-level and up.
Practicing with technology
- Don’t wait to download
Before your scheduled call, download and install the software or programs that you will need.
- Confirm the time
Double-check the time — including the time zone of the scheduled session. If you have any questions or conflicts, communicate as soon as possible.
- Charge, test, and connect
Connect your computer or phone in advance to make sure your device is fully charged. Test your camera, sound, and wi-fi connection, too. Be prepared for the unexpected.
We’re teaching our models how to be successful — even in this social distancing season. Learn more about our model training program.