What works best for you when selecting an actor: an audition, seeing some of his/her previous work or having a long conversation with him/her?
just blow me away show me ya get it and know the craft.
A first round audition to see the craft of their performance skill and their ability to take direction; and then a chat, perhaps over coffee, to see if we would be able to work together.
I would say all of the above. But as a writer, you write with a certain person in mind and that's who you try to find or already want to play to role.
All three, although the conversation will give me a better idea about whether or not I will be able to get a performance out of him/ her.
If I am writing a script I pretty much have the idea who I want for the role. But sometimes all of the above.
My opinion is that a great audition should include at least two of the three: real conversation, as well as a quick improv study. When time allows, it's valuable to see previous work at the same time, while asking the actor to comment on the demo scenes.
Seeing previous work. An Audition. Text work. Then long conversation over wine or beer. In that order.
I like to see some of their work, although this isn't always a good way of judging an actor.
After a conversation, I generally know if I want to cast them in our film, and if they're going to be a good fit for the character. Most of the time, we write with certain actors from our repertory in our mind, and this always works.
Both! I like to see their work on a showreel, then I like to meet "The Person" I have to know that I can get on with them. I don't care how good they are if I don't like them.
Seeing the actor's work, if even a cold reading, if even in uncomfortable circumstances. Also, one must consider how a given actor works with/against their co-actors.
resume's and reels are very important to see how much they work and what experience they have along with auditioning them
audition. meeting them, seeing them with the script, that is the only way i've ever worked
definitely an audition, not to test, but to get him/her the same perspective i have. so usually when i see a good potential in an actor/actress, i will direct him/her on the spot, in the audition room.
All of the above.
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