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 WHAT IS A HEADSHOT

 

• A Headshot photograph is a very clear representation of who you are and how do you look like.

 

• The Headshot will be used for all kind of castings, from period dramas to contemporary plays.

 

• The Headshot has to be kind of “neutral”, meaning no typecasting you on any way.

 

• It is understood that you “can act”, the Casting Director first is looking for a person that fits the description of the character.

 

• All that will be a total waste of time for quite few people if you don’t look like your Headshot.

 

• If you don’t look like your Headshot when you go into the casting room you

 are not going to be very popular with the Director and Producer.

 

• A Headshot over two years old is not a true representation of yourself.

 

 

 

HOW TO PREPARE

 

• Talk to your agent

• Do a list of the casting ranges that you will like to achieve

 

For Female actors

• Do not cut your hair the two days before the session

• Rest the night before, drink plenty of water

• Moisturise your skin and check for “peach fuzz”

• Do a list of essentials, ie: different bras for different tops, hair tools and hair spray, makeup bag

• Do a list of all possible tops that you will like to bring to the session

 

For Male actors

• Do not cut your hair two days before the session

• decide if you will like to have a shaven-unshaven look

• Make a list of accessories to bring, , hair gel,  and other bits

 

WHAT TO BRING TO A SESSION

 

Female Actors

Hair

Your hair will dominate the look, make sure that you are happy with your hair, please do not cut it the day before, wait at least a week. And remember the way you look on your headshot is the way you have to look on the castings.

• hair tools and accessories ( I have a hairdryer at the studio)

• make up, basic kit

 

 What to Wear

 

• lots and lots of tops, as many as you can carry, it is much better to have a

selection to choose from than not to have a selection

• avoid the same items, one round neck black t shirt looks very similar to a round neck dark blue t shirt

• avoid bright colours and heavy or graphic patterns

•shirts, blouses, vests, jumpers, jackets, coats etc all could work for you

• whatever you wear make sure that it reflects your age range

 

 

Male Actors

Think of your casting roles and dress accordingly

Shirts, t-shirts, jumpers, jackets and blazers, all can work

You can shave at the studio if you will like to have a different look

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