What is an ActorIntro Interview Video?
It’s a general interview of you edited down to the best parts, making a terrific presentation of your personality in a High Definition video that’s about a minute long. The interview is about a half hour, and the finished product is hosted on your own webpage along with your contact info, resume and headshot. You are entered into our searchable actor database where CDs and agents can look for talent. You can also email the link or embed the video on your own website, provided at no extra charge. You control your first impression so that casting agents only need to click on the link to see and hear you as if you were right in front of them. It’s easier for everyone, so you get a better chance of being seen by the people who need to know you.
How can an ActorIntro video help me meet casting directors and agents?
Have you ever seen an audition notice and known you’d be perfect for the role, only to miss out because you couldn’t get your foot in the door? Agents and casting directors wish they had time to meet every talented actor in the city, but the reality is that they’re just too busy. So, to get the best pool of talent possible, they call in people they know. Your ActorIntro video is the opportunity for industry to meet you when it’s convenient for them, 24/7, so the next time they have a casting call for your type, they feel they’ve already met you and can feel confident giving you a shot at the part.
Can I put this video on Back Stage, YouTube, Facebook, or my own site?
Absolutely! Put it anywhere you want. It’s your career tool to use as you wish. You can upload it to any online profile or embed it into your own site, keeping the full HD quality. Not tech savvy? We are! And we’re always available to help.
Why do I need an ActorIntro video if I already have a headshot?
You can mail your headshot and resume, but those marketing tools only tell part of the story, even if you have a top-level photo and great credits. In a real-life meeting, your personality and other unique qualities (voice, poise, connection, charisma) are all very important and make a huge impact in how you’re perceived. With your ActorIntro video, edited to present the most dynamic parts of your interview, you take control of presenting yourself in the best light possible. When CDs and agents feel they know something about who you are beyond just your picture, they can give you serious consideration.
Is an ActorIntro video worth it?
Most industry decision-makers, from agents to casting directors to studio producers, almost exclusively use video to make casting decisions. If you haven’t submitted video, you haven’t submitted.
What if I don’t know what to say?
You don’t have to! You’ll be interviewed by a professional television host and journalist in a comfortable environment. This enables you to be yourself in the most natural way possible. The conversation can be wide-ranging, but more important than what you say is how you’re saying it; something you’ll do best in the relaxed, friendly, engaged conversation you’ll have recording your ActorIntro.
Why is a professional ActorIntro video better than just having a friend put me on tape?
One word: quality. Agents and casting directors are entertainment industry professionals, and they know the difference between a home video and professionally produced footage. When you’re trying to make your best first impression, you don’t want to shout “AMATEUR HERE!”, right? Casting directors can spot someone who doesn’t take their career seriously within seconds. With hundreds or even thousands of other actors to compete with, it’s just not worth the risk of making a bad impression.
What if I have other excellent questions?
Email us or schedule a telephone consultation on our Book Now page. We’ll get back to you quickly with an excellent answer! Some questions will be used in our Ask Brad videos, but all will get a personal email reply.