Shooting People

  • Carmell Roche

    Actor

    Hi just wondering if anybody is a member or has any experience of shooting people, not literally the web site!!!

    • 14th Nov 2006
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  • Lucy Perkins

    Actor

    Hi,

    Yeah Shooting People is a good rescource, it's especially good for filmakers starting out and they have a lot of links and associations with festivals etc. The casting section is ok, mostly low budget shorts, but to a good standard for the most part. They do good parties too :)

    Lx

    • 9th Nov 2006
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    I find that there is sometimes more money offered (non - Euiqty level, of course) than is usual at times - more lo budget films with at least £60 or so to give you for expenses etc.

    Also, I think Shooting People is not (by the standards of these things) overly expensive to join - one lump payment, and then you're a member for a year, which is pretty good, especially if you're looking for filming experience.

    • 9th Nov 2006
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  • Denise Channing

    Actor

    Is it worth the cost for a production company though?

    • 10th Nov 2006
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  • Kenny Richards-Preston

    Actor

    Hey Denise,

    Not sure on that score, but companies always seem to get a better deal than actors on most of these sites, as basically, they're offering the work, which keeps the actors signing up for them.

    I couldn't really offer more than that, but as I said, generally, it's worth looking into it!

    Kenny

    • 11th Nov 2006
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  • Denise Channing

    Actor

    I had a look, same price for me as for you. The question is, would it be worth it for me?

    As a small company, I'm watching my pennies. Would rather pay my actors properly. ;)

    DC

    • 11th Nov 2006
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  • Sally Beaumont

    Actor

    I suppose it's about opportunities: whether the number of opportunities balences with the fee.

    I'm currently a free member (for those as skint as me) which means I get bulletins three days behind.

    I'm considering upgrading as you then have a profile and so on- but still not sure whether it's worth doing. Certainly a lot cheaper than some...

    • 11th Nov 2006
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  • Caroline Boulton

    Actor

    Hi I dont know if the profile you get on sp is worth paying for as you apply for all jobs directly to the posters email so they dont really view your profile on the site, its not like the ccp site. It about £30 a year I think I pay for full membership so its not too expensive though if you do sign up. x

    • 13th Nov 2006
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    i ment larry holden

    not larry holdern

    ok wrong spelling

    • 13th Nov 2006
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    but on shooting people you get messages telling you of events like a one off meeting with larry holdern ( an actor/director) who been in films like batman begins , etc (see imbd)

    which i went too

    very informative and funny

    • 13th Nov 2006
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  • Denise Channing

    Actor

    Ah, just checked again. You're quite right, it's £30 a year. For some reason I had the impression it was monthly.

    And they stopped doing the free memberships. But I just might be able to part with an annual charge.

    DC

    • 13th Nov 2006
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  • Lucy Perkins

    Actor

    Re: the Larry Holden thing, wasn't that a fundraiser though? I was a bit annoyed at that being advertised on casting sites as it was basically a money raising event for a production company, wasn't it?

    Lx

    • 13th Nov 2006
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    yes it was , but

    i think it was worth it

    a networking meeting

    hearing some words of advice from

    someone in the know

    • 13th Nov 2006
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  • Lucy Perkins

    Actor

    Fair enough.

    Did you enter the 'win a role in his next fim' competition? I must say I thought that was particularly vulgar.

    Good to hear positive feedback on it though, I'm afraid I'm pretty cynical about these things!

    Lx

    • 13th Nov 2006
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  • Sally Beaumont

    Actor

    I saw that and was a bit irritated.

    There seem to be increasing numbers of people with casting clout offering "courses" (which may be fantastic) however the obvious bait is being able to meet these people and be considered for future things, which makes me uncomfortable- in essence it's paying to jump the cue.

    That's just the way it seems to me...

    • 13th Nov 2006
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    the raffle a role in his next film was done

    but does it matter?

    a little comptition which may or may not add something to the cv

    still better to do some thing than nothing

    • 13th Nov 2006
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  • Lucy Perkins

    Actor

    Well yes I think it does matter. Things like this tend to attract fame game types rather than professionals, therefore trivialising the likes yours and my hard work as actors. Winning a role in a hollywood movie is all very well but actually it takes away from all the work, talent and skill that genuine actors possess.

    Lx

    Lx

    • 13th Nov 2006
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    hold on

    to start with it is not a role in a hollywood film

    this is his own indepenant film low budget (see imbd about his work)

    the people that where in the meeting

    about 100 odd at a guess

    where a mix of director/actors/writers and others

    this was not a course or letchure this was a Q&A and he had some helpful advice

    about people wanting to do the LA thing

    he talked about loads of stuff

    and yes he toke people CVs for any possible part in what ever film he may do in the furture

    and i am not putting anyone down , nor am i saying everyone should do anything there can to get there carrer of the ground

    all i am saying is

    sometimes these things come up

    and when there do ,

    what is wrong with giving them a try

    and

    i would have have never been to a meeting like that if it where a film maker i never heard of

    so i think thats all i say

    • 13th Nov 2006
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  • Lucy Perkins

    Actor

    I understand Mark, but this event was advertised on UKScreen as 'win a role in a hollywood feature' which sparked quite a lot of debate between various actors and the woman organising it. All I'm saying is that in that respect, it seems it's a money making scheme appealling to the reality show generation. Sorry but I just don't think it was handled correctly for the audience it was apparebntly trying to reach.

    Don't get me wrong I'm glad you got something out of it, I didn't go so I wouldn't know. I just had my doubts, it looked a bit suspicious to me, that's all. I'm happy to be proved wrong, restore some faith in humankind etc!

    Lx

    • 13th Nov 2006
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    depends what you where looking for

    • 13th Nov 2006
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