A Slate Shot is a video no more than seven seconds long that introduces you to casting. These are typically uploaded to
your Actors Access profile.
A Slate Shot is an extension of your headshot and will give casting a chance to hear your voice and feel your energy on screen.
Scroll down for examples and more info on what to expect and how to prepare!
We will be filming Slate Shots at Acting Out Studio (Upstairs Studio) - 8145 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
There are three time blocks available for each date:
Friday, July 22nd at 2:00, 3:00, or 4:00pm -or- Saturday, July 23rd at 9:00, 10:00 or 11:00am.
Please make sure to select the correct time slot you'd like when purchasing!
What's Included: A ten minute filming session with our on-set guidance. You will receive your two best takes fully edited and ready to upload to Actors Access.
Files will be sent via WeTransfer about a week after the shoot.
Please arrive on time and camera ready. Each time block will be handled on a first come, first serve basis.
SLATE SHOT 411
SLATE SHOT 411
What to Say:
These quick clips don’t need much dialogue. They can be as simple as saying, “Hello! My name is Emily Gold.” Or you can give a little more info, such as your height, location, or agency: “Hi, I’m Emily Gold. I am 5’5” and based in Wilmington, NC.” Some actors might even choose to throw in a fun, quick tidbit about themselves.
For our actors who are younger and still growing, keeping it to just your name might be the best idea. This is also a good idea for adults who could potentially relocate or switch agencies. If you are with an agent, you can also ask them if they have a preference on what you say.
Whatever you decide, let your personality shine through! Imagine this being your first impression to casting. Take a deep breath, stand up nice and tall, and speak slowly, clearly, and confidently.
What to Wear:
Generally speaking, we recommend wearing solid colors that will enhance your features. Earth tones or subdued jewel tones are usually most flattering. Subtle textures can also work nicely. Stay away from solid white, super bright colors, and busy patterns. We don’t want anything to distract from you. Scroll below if you’d like to see some of our recommendations.
**FYI - We will be shooting on a medium gray background.
A lot of times, actors will choose to have their slate shot match their favorite headshot. If you have a headshot that is primarily used, you can wear the same top and style your hair the same way. This makes the click through from the headshot to slate more seamless.
Hair & Makeup:
We always recommend keeping your hair and makeup simple. This should be an everyday look that truly represents you. Again, think of it as an extension of your headshot.
These shoots move quickly, so please come camera ready. If you choose to use a HMU artist, please have them complete their look with you before you arrive.
How to Prep:
Like with a headshot session, make sure to arrive well rested and hydrated. Arrive camera ready in your first choice outfit. Bring a back up top option and touch ups for hair and make up. Plan on being early to help eliminate stress.
We want to see you. Whatever it is that puts you in your comfort zone is key.
Take time to check in with yourself. It’s going to be a great shoot!
Find out more about Slate Shots and how to upload them to your Actors Access here: breakdownservices