December 13, 2015 at 9:16PM
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.?