Here's how videos and photos are reviewed for New England Actor.
If you did not get a video or photo approved it may have been for one of the following reasons.
- Does it show the actor’s talent or is the actor even in the video?
- Will it get the actor hired or called in for an audition?
- Does it show gratuitous acts of violence or gore, contain sex or profanity (ex. f-bombs, bulls&*#, uses Jesus or God in vain, S*#t, etc.)?
- Can my daughters sit on my lap and watch it with me…which frequently happens when I need to review a video!
- Will it be watched by a casting agent, director, company, etc.? (They're busy and have little time for scenes that do not have you in the video)
- Is it too long? Regardless of how much time a casting agent, et al has, please think about who is viewing your video...will they sit through it and eventually hire or call you in for an audition, because of this video?
- Does the viewer have to wait to see your scene(s)?
- Demo Reels: industry professionals seek demo videos that are less than 2 minutes. Showing a different scene every 6-10 seconds (with the actor of course).
- Are the photos repetitive or redundant (same location, clothes, same look, etc.)?
- Are they “social” photos vs. something showing your acting talent?
- Does it even have the actor in the photo?
- Is the actor prominently seen?
- Would a casting agent, photographer, print agency, hire or audition the actor because of this photo?
- Is the actor too far away or unable to be seen separate from others?
- Is the photo amateur or professional?
I hope this makes sense; any questions please let me know.