Actors Without Showreels
If you want to submit to a casting call, but you don’t have a showreel on your profile yet, there are a couple of options.
Of course these aren’t as good a real showreel, but they are better than nothing and well worth doing till you have enough footage to make yourself a proper showreel.
Add a self-introduction video
The best alternative to a real showreel is to make yourself a short self-introduction video.
What you need to do is spend just 30 seconds or so looking straight to camera and introduce yourself.
- Who you are
- Where you are
- Your training & experience
- And then thank them for watching
Then put a short title card with your name & email at the beginning and end – just 3 seconds or so at the beginning and 10 seconds at the end.
- Upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo
- Add the link to your enCAST profile
And now, when a casting director visits your profile they’ll be able to see at least how you look on camera, and to a certain extent how natural you are.