Nina Gold was the subject of a long, interesting article in The Guardian – you can read it here.
Author Archives: Puro Casting
What to do before an audition.
Here is a short video published by Spotlight with some top tips for audition prep – I’m pleased to be in the company of Amy Hubbard, April Webster, Andy Brierley, Patricia Vasconcelos, Nancy Bishop, actress Fionnula Flanagan,agent Richard Cook among others…
Interview with Spotlight
Here’s a short interview I did with Spotlight – hope you find it useful!
Bow Street Meets… The Ultimate Guide to Self-Taping
Here’s a fantastic video made by Dublin-based acting academy Bow Street. It’s a compilation video with tips from guests including Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Ros Hubbard, Margery Simkin, Brendan Gleeson, Tusse Lande, Stephen Bridgewater and Richard E. Grant.
And of course if you want to practise and improve your own self-taping skills in a fun and practical environment don’t forget to check out our Acting Habit courses – they are going down a storm.
Interview with Casting Networks
This link takes you to a short interview I did with Casting Networks – hope you find it interesting!
Excellent article about casting GAME OF THRONES
Here’s a wonderful article from Vanity Fair all about the casting of GAME OF THRONES – it just happens to coincide nicely with the worldwide release of Season 7!
Still, it’s worth a read and has loads of interesting videos to watch.
You can find it here.
Equity’s Self-Tape Video Guide
Here’s a short self-tape guide we made with Equity, the UK union for professional performers. Hope you enjoy it!
Don’t forget to read our detailed newly updated Self-Taping Guide, and if you truly want to become an expert self-taper please do check out our revolutionary practical course The Acting Habit – the feedback from participants has been amazing.
How To Set Up A Simple Home Self-Tape Studio
Our interactive online course is going extraordinarily well. There has been an abundance of creativity, passion and learning going on.
There has also been a tremendous amount of sharing when it comes to the technical side of self-taping – cameras, tripods, lighting, editing equipment and compression techniques have all been discussed and procedures refined.
One of the participants – James Chalmers – has very kindly shared his incredibly effective yet inexpensive set-up for his home self-tape studio. If you ever need to self-tape then this is five and a half minutes of essential viewing:
Here are links to a couple of pieces of kit he mentioned: Lapel Mic and the Gorilla Tripod.
Thank you so much for making this guide James!
Good luck to Elaine Constantine at the BAFTAs this weekend – nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Director for NORTHERN SOUL. It’s a remarkable achievement given all the knock backs she and her producing partner Debbie Gray suffered while trying to make the film. You can read more about it here.
And good luck also to Rachel Tunnard and Michael Berliner – nominated for Best British Short for EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX. It’s a wonderful, touching, heart-warming film.
Please try to seek out these projects and support British films!
Movie script archive
We came across this fantastic script archive – a collection of top notch scripts made available by studios during awards season.
There’s tons of great material there to help you learn lines. Make sure you learn some today!