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Why do we care so much about frickin headshots? There is all this pressure to get ‘the shot’. The coveted perfect angle with the perfect light with the perfect hair...but why? Because we (as actors) think that’s what’s going to get us cast?? That this perfect person is the holy grail to booking the job. But we ain’t perfect. We are flawed and silly and interesting... and so are the characters we play on screen and on stage. That’s ultimately what gets you cast. How YOU tell the story.
@dazeofsam asked a good question on yesterday’s posts about what keeps my headshots consistent but unique... and in all honesty it made me think a bit about what that means. Consistent and unique. And I guess it’s a whole lot of things but the main thing if I had to choose is offness or imperfection—and ownership of it. We as the viewer relate to that... no matter how much we all want to be perfect, I think some part of us relates to offness. If the hair is not totally perfectly perfect or the angle of a shot is interesting it makes us interested. It creates a real live flawed moment and sort of story.
The really interesting thing to me is how this offness or flawed concept could work in an audition. What sort of extra flaw or offness could you give your character in an audition to add another layer to their story? Do you think casting would be interested? If it fit the character and story and was well executed— you better you bottom dollar they would be interested! It would be different and unique compared to the hundreds of other actors they are seeing for the role... food for thought. 😊🤘
This shot is of @sabrinamiko who came in a little bit ago and made magic happen. We got everything from headshot feels to cool dynamic portrait feels. And the coolest part of it all was how she would just play and generate moments. So exciting. Thanks Sabrina for rocking it out! Can’t wait till next time.