Tag: showreels

  • Getting Started with Showreels and Voice Clips

    Getting Started with Showreels and Voice Clips

    Performer Success Manager Mel Brown’s advice on creating a showreel without professional footage and ideas for your ‘Audio’ section. As a Spotlight member, you have space on your profile for at least 20 minutes of video and 20 minutes of audio. That’s 20 minutes for various clips and reels – all of which can showcase…

  • How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    All of the benefits of joining Spotlight and why a Spotlight membership is worth it. Your Spotlight membership is more than just an online profile with access to exclusive breakdowns. It’s your gateway into the world of casting, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Here are all the ways in…

  • Frank Advice from the Casting Director of ‘Vikings’ on Auditions and Self-tapes

    Frank Advice from the Casting Director of ‘Vikings’ on Auditions and Self-tapes

    Frank Moiselle’s top tips for how to audition well, how to make a self-tape, and what a good showreel looks like Casting director Frank Moiselle has worked on exciting projects, such as TV shows Penny Dreadful, Vikings, The Tudors and The Borgias. We spoke to Frank and asked him what advice he has for actors looking to get work through…

  • Acting Showreel Tips from Casting Directors

    Acting Showreel Tips from Casting Directors

    The casting directors of ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Captain America’ reveal common mistakes that actors make in showreels, and what you should include in yours If done well, a showreel is your key to getting more acting work. It’s the trailer that showcases you – and your talent – and can help make…

  • Tips for Editing a Young Performer’s Spotlight Profile

    Tips for Editing a Young Performer’s Spotlight Profile

    Our top tips for getting the most out of your child’s profile and improving their casting chances Leading casting professionals use Spotlight to cast their productions, be it a TV drama, feature film or West End show. Through Spotlight, a young performer can be found for castings in two ways: Their agent can put them…

  • How to Edit your Self-Tapes and Showreels

    How to Edit your Self-Tapes and Showreels

    Learn how to edit and export your self-tapes and showreels with our handy step-by-step guide With the rise in popularity of self-tapes and showreels, it’s more important than ever to know how to edit a video. Video editing can sound complicated, and you may think it would be expensive to get the right software, but this doesn’t have…

  • A Reminder of our In-House Services

    A Reminder of our In-House Services

    As a mix of online and in-person casting are here to stay, we wanted to remind you that our dedicated studios are open, offering many different services to help capture your talent! We also have rigorous COVID-19 protocols in place to give you peace of mind so that you can focus on giving your best…

  • Casting Directors on Diversity, Self-Taping and Auditions

    Casting Directors on Diversity, Self-Taping and Auditions

    Read what Aisha Bywaters, Lauren Evans and Kelly Valentine Hendry had to say about diversity in casting, what to do (and not do) in self-tapes and how they prefer to be contacted. We hosted a Zoom event for Spotlight members to hear from casting directors Aisha Bywaters, Lauren Evans and Kelly Valentine Hendry. Here’s a…

  • What Should You Include in Your Showreel?

    What Should You Include in Your Showreel?

    Do you have a showreel on your Spotlight profile? You need one! In this episode of The Spotlight Podcast, we discuss what you need to include in your showreel to have the best shot at getting your next acting gig. Our Audio-Visual Specialist Nicholas Peel is on hand to help us out. He’s watched thousands…

  • 2018 #ShowreelShareDay Competition: Advice and Personal Reviews on Your Showreels!

    2018 #ShowreelShareDay Competition: Advice and Personal Reviews on Your Showreels!

    Casting Directors Kahleen Crawford and Rich Mento and Spotlight’s Emma Dyson Review Your Showreels Thousands of you entered our #showreelshareday competition this October, for the chance to win one of nine showreel reviews by Kahleen Crawford, Rich Mento and Spotlight’s Emma Dyson. Watch the showreels, read the reviews and check out some top tips for everyone below. Kahleen’s reviews Rory…