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TFA Open Casting

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Maharishineo, Nov 11, 2013.

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  1. Spork111

    Spork111 Jedi Master star 2

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    Well, I'm 24 years old, 5'9" with short dark hair and looking for work, so... why not? I've got nothing to lose except the time it takes to put it together. Let's just hope they don't go all American Idol and put all the worst audition tapes on the blu-ray! :p
     
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  2. Krayt-Eagle

    Krayt-Eagle Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'm 22, 5'8", brunette. I'm athletic, but I'll leave beauty in the eye of the beholder. Think they'll mind my Boston accent?:cool:
     
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  3. David_Skywalker01

    David_Skywalker01 Jedi Master star 3

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    20 years old and ready to go lol. Going to for sure submit an audition video.
     
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  4. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Four Time PT Trivia Champ/GOAT/New Films Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm 28 and scruffy. So I'm the perfect fit for a son of a certain scruffy-looking nerf herder. :p
     
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  5. JediMasterRenton

    JediMasterRenton Jedi Knight

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    Well, my friend's and I threw our collective stormtrooper helmets into the ring. Let us know what you think!
     
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  6. DLINE

    DLINE Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Nov 9, 2013
    I wish I went to the open cast it was yesterday but I had school :(
     
  7. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I'm 22, athletic, ruggedly handsome, and can do many voices. Unfortunately, I'm not going to drive all that way.
     
  8. soul8luos

    soul8luos Jedi Master star 4

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  9. SkywalkerSquadron

    SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Knight star 4

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    That would be awesome! I bet some of them are pretty funny.
     
  10. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    I'm off at the weekend to audition, though I don't really fit the role requirements.

    Still, I hope I can get a role as an extra. I'm not sure how I'd go about doing that, but it would be cool even if I wear a latex mask or a helmet and appear in the background for 3 seconds.
     
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  11. The-Fandom-Menace

    The-Fandom-Menace Jedi Youngling

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    If anyone has attended a meet and greet audition i would welcome any advice or information on what to expect! I'll be auditioning myself in Nashville soon and need all the help i can get .
     
  12. Axel.Prin

    Axel.Prin Jedi Youngling

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    I've been in Star Wars casting, here is a video with my point of vue on it and what you should be prepare for:

     
  13. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Axel.Prin : Welcome to the boards. As you can see, I just deleted every instance of your posting of that video except this one. That is considered spamming, and if it happens again you'll have to take a break from the boards. ;)
     
  14. Axel.Prin

    Axel.Prin Jedi Youngling

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    Sorry spamming wasn't the point I just wanted to inform a lot of people and I didn't new exactly where to post this video. As I say I goal is only informing and not spamming.
     
  15. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Yup, it's OK... just wanted to make sure you knew about that rule and why I'd deleted all the other posts of that video except the one here in this thread.
     
  16. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Axel.Prin

    Seeing you post that video everywhere may have been much. :)

    But that said, your video was informative and frankly, pretty damn funny in spots, too. Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
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  17. The-Fandom-Menace

    The-Fandom-Menace Jedi Youngling

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  18. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    That's an interesting video for sure.
     
  19. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    Axel.Prin I enjoyed your video, but I have to say... what did you expect? When having to narrow down a group of thousands in an open casting call, it only makes sense that the first criteria they use will be someone with a certain look that they're going for. Only once they've done that will they discern what kind of acting talent, if any, people have. Just because they go for the look first, that doesn't mean that's the be all end all of what they want when they actually get around to casting the part. It just means they have to thin the herds somehow and superficial appearance is the quickest and most obvious way to do that. And acting experience doesn't necessarily equate to talent or ability. I imagine the point of these open casting calls is that they want to find unknowns who have the ability to act, and experience isn't the most important indicator of that ability. They aren't just going to cast the movie with talentless pretty faces... well, not intentionally at least.
     
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  20. Axel.Prin

    Axel.Prin Jedi Youngling

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    Trebor Sabreon @The-Fandom-Menance I Are The Internets you're welcolme Thanks for taking time to look at her.

    Mystery_Roach: well that's the problem they are looking for someone that look exactly has the last 200 heros we've seen in movies. There is a lot of way to make this casting better and I will prouve it to you:
    1. Don't come with only 5 people to see the people comming take a less 30 (should'nt be a problem with disney trust me)
    2. Ask them questions related to the character what does they think of him, does they look good (not fan of that bue ok why not) does they have any experiences?
    3. I people look like the character, if the have the same idea that the director have or if they have experience call them back and take more time with them.
    4 Continues like this until you have one that fit the most and his not always looking exactly how we though he will exemple Harrison Ford on Indiana Jones.

    The problem is not that the don't took time with everybody the problem are: they said they will and they are just looking for a physic and don't care about the rest. And that stupid because in the three important thing I told you (Physic, talent and same idea) physical aspect is the most easy to change.

    And another but this one is my point of vue: why always a ****ing handsome guy? Mark Hamill wasn't handsome and was amazing (by the way they didn't call him yet), Ian McKellen isn't handsome neither and he is amazng too, Anthony Hopkins in Hannibal, etc... what the difference between them and people today? They start acting when physical aspect wasn't the most important part and they had a chance to proove they were good at it. And trust I've seen people that have a talent so much better that what we call "stars" today.

    Edit: Language; gotta star out the whole word.
     
  21. Axel.Prin

    Axel.Prin Jedi Youngling

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    More exemples: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Patrick Stewart in Star Trek, Richard Dean Anderson in Stargate well I guess you get my point.
     
  22. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Please use the EDIT function to add to your posts... don't make back-to-back posts. Thanks.
     
  23. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mark Hamill was a pretty decent looking guy prior to his accident.
     
  24. T-R-

    T-R- Chosen One star 5

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    let's be honest, the accident didn't change his looks that much. Slightly, but not drastic. Different hair cuts affected his perceived looks.

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  25. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    It's not like he looks like Jonah Hex.
     
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