December 13, 2015 at 9:16PM

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Being Biased Towards Actors& How to Select Future Crew

First of all, I want to point out that this is my first 'public' short that I'm getting people involved in, and also I'm still in pre-production, I have no clue where my public-film making-fears have stemmed from other than my avid research of films in general.

I am currently in the process of piecing together a short film, and although none other than three people know what it is about, I have just begun looking for actors/actresses and do not know who to ask, so I've resorted to my high schools' drama team soon. My fears are letting people off, or being too controlling when creating the vision I have for the short film.

I don't want to be biased towards future crew, and I don't know how exactly to select people for what, such as actors, lighting/sound (since we have the resources due to our stage area), and others. What are suggestions based on past experience when working with people, telling people about the film and/or working with them, and spreading the word about your film, etc.?

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finding actors and crew is difficult for me, my actors and crew are the same. What is the budget? I find it better to spend money on food than to spend on actors. I fund my own films and make no income from them. If you feed them, make the experience memorable and fun if you can. I often make custom coffee cups for my lead actors with their picture and the name of the movie. Craigslist is a good place to find actors and of course your school, also check their drama dept. Experience is your best teacher, so feel free and make some mistakes, but experience will give you what you need in how to approach people.

December 21, 2015 at 12:24AM

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