Off Camera Magazine

The Off Camera Magazine is a growing number of articles for actors on all subjects related to acting… and if the article you want isn’t here, just let us know and we’ll research and write it for you!

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why won't casting agents write back to me?

why won’t casting agents write back to me?

You know what happens: You see a casting notice and you send the casting agent or production your details. You ...
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Crowdfunding: the first film

On this May 1st we're introducing a brand new initiative from enCAST. Each month we plan to help crowdfund a ...
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a beginner's guide to becoming an actor

a beginner’s guide to becoming an actor

Becoming an actor is easy.  This is all it takes... 1. Get Professional Headshots Then, make sure you have professional ...
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Making a self-tape.

self-taping an audition

These days more and more auditions/castings are self-taped. This means the actor films themself performing a scene and sends the ...
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Photo Competition Winners

Winning Photos for the 2017 enCAST On-Set Photo Competition

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 enCAST Behind-The-Scenes Photo Competition and to all those who took part - thank you! ...
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Curriculum Vitae/Resume

how to write an acting CV which works

After your headshots and showreel, your CV (curriculum or resume) is the most important document you send a casting agent ...
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The 2017 On Set Photo Competition

The 2017 On Set Photo Competition

We have just opened the 2017 On Set Photo Competition and you could win up to €75 for your behind-the-scenes ...
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Scam warning

Actors: Don’t Get Scammed!

This is a timely reminder to be careful you don't get caught in an acting scam! It's unfortunate; it's not ...
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Lined Paths - the best way ever to learn lines

Lined Paths – the best way ever to learn lines

Welcome to the best way ever to learn lines: Lined Paths You'll find out why it's called that in a minute, ...
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Survey - Sexual Misconduct in the Film Industry

Survey – Sexual Misconduct in the Film Industry

How widespread is sexual misconduct in the film industry?  Has it happened to you? Or someone you know? With this ...
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Ditch the Casting Couch

Ditch the Casting Couch

staying safe at castings & shutting down the Weinsteins of the film industry These past couple of weeks have been full of revelations ...
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when my location doesn’t match the casting location

There's a great job in Brussels. But you live in Athens. Should you apply or are you wasting your time ...
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how to post a casting notice that works

how to post a casting notice that works

Here at enCAST we get literally hundreds of casting notices cross our desk each week. A lot of them are ...
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how to annoy a casting director

how to annoy a casting director

For actors the CASTING DIRECTOR (or CD) is one of the most important people out there. The CD is the person ...
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after the casting audition...

after the casting audition…

So... you've seen the casting notice, you've sent your application, you've gone in for the casting audition... What now? Our ...
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how to read a casting notice - the basics

how to read a casting notice – the basics

Casting notices come in all shapes and sizes. There’s no set pattern and you’ll see everything from a detailed character ...
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preparing your headshots

preparing your headshots

A headshot is a photograph which tells the casting director what you look like. Suppose the casting director (or cd ...
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on set

on set

For many new (and experienced) actors, being on set can seem daunting. Here's where we talk about exactly what is ...
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microphones and sound

microphones and sound

It might seem like a small subject, but it’s important. So you’re on set, dressed up, made up and ready ...
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who is who on set

who is who on set

People who don’t know, often look at a film set and wonder what all those people standing around doing nothing ...
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what’s in a name?

Let’s talk a moment about your name. If you're new to acting then the chances are that you won’t have ...
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types of actors on set: lead, supporting, featured

types of actors on set: lead, supporting, featured

Simply put, there are 3 types of actors on set. There may be overlaps, but basically you'll find: lead actors ...
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useful links for actors

useful links for actors

These links are carefully checked and curated to bring you only the best. (If you would like to recommend a ...
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What about Actors and Brexit now?

What about Actors and Brexit now?

UPDATE: The poll closed on 29th May and the results were pretty conclusive. Actors are NOT happy with Brexit. The results ...
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Maurice Joseph Micklewhite by any other name!

Do you know these Actors who Changed their Names?

We were not all blessed with a memorable, standout name we could use as actors. In fact some of us ...
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showreel basics

An Actor's Showreel is pretty much essential if you want to find work. It is your calling card and directors ...
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preparing your showreel

An Actor Showreel is pretty much essential if you want to find work. But while many actors have clips of their ...
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for filmmakers

for filmmakers

A few articles for filmmakers written so they understand what actors need ...
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being an actor

being an actor

Being an actor isn't just about being able to act. In fact, that's the easy part! The articles in this ...
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help with auditions

help with auditions

A few ideas and help on nailing that audition ...
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becoming an actor

becoming an actor

Have you ever wanted to become an actor? Or perhaps you act as a hobby and you'd like to take ...
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the enCAST blog

Where we talk about acting and enCAST. Things which interest us and which catch our fancy. Things which actors might ...
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Lights! Camera! Brexit!

Britain voted on 23rd June 2016 to leave the EU. This response was written the following week. Since Britain voted ...
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15 Essential Audition Tips

15 Essential Audition Tips

Exactly what it says on the tin. Fifteen of the best audition tips you'll see. Read and Remember! [encast_showconditions key="loggedin"] ...
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