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Casting in Hawaii

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Tips to Help Actors Create a Character Instantly at an Casting Audition

A Guide to Creating a Stable and Interesting Character Instantly

While you are at an audition, there are absolutely some obstacles that one will find themselves in. Possibly, not even while you are at an audition, but while you are acting in any form. However, more commonly you will experience this particular type of anxiety in the audition room when you are asked to perform a cold reading from the script. It is in these few precious moments that one must zone all of his or her attention to the script and begin to think several critical questions in order to establish a character instantly.

For the beginning actor, even the more advanced actor, establishing a deep and intriguing character instantly is one of great trouble. However, it does not have to be this way. It only takes a few moments, and a basic understanding of human emotions. And after grasping this notion, you can establish a character instantly that has depth and meaning.

As working as a Casting Director for several years, it is very common for me to sit in my casting chair, and watch countless actors and actresses walk in and out of my room with literally the same performance. It used to baffle me when watching, and thinking to myself, "I have seen this person before." And in all actuality I have never met them in my entire life. This feeling was brought on by their performance. It is because each of these actors gave a very flat and, dare I say, boring performance.

If one was to gaze at acting in the sense of a terrain - strange I know. However, visualize a gorgeous mountain range, one full of deep valleys, and extreme highs. There are literally millions of nooks and crannies that one could easily get lost in, and trying to explore the entire terrain would be close to impossible - and yet, one still wants to do so. And now visualize a plane - one from the Midwest, to where you can see for miles and miles. There are no hills, there are no mountains; the only thing that is prevalent within eyesight is flatness. Upon first gaze, one is immediately bored. There is absolutely nothing that catches the eye. Nothing is interesting, and soon one begins to turn its back and walk away.

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immediately casting kids 3 Replies is a film club based in Hawaii.We are an active group that practices the craft of filmmaking and accepts all skill levels.We are creating a short film based on a group of keike that find…Continue

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Looking for a Vietnamese, Asian like men between 18 and 25 as extra's in an independent movie. For the first two weeks of May. Also a 40ish Vietnamese Male for a minor speaking part... Background can…Continue

Started by Scotty Wong Apr 17.

Auditions for play Resistance!

RESISTANCE!a drama by Richard C. Goodmandirected by Brian Gibson Auditions will be held at The Brad Powell TheatreSaturday, May 10 from 3pm-5pm and Sunday, May 11 from 3pm-5pm No prepared material is…Continue

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Started by Brian Gibson Apr 12.

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Comment by Markus Lim on February 28, 2014 at 9:39pm

Hello Everyone, 
My name is Markus Lim and I am currently Producing and casting for a Science Fiction short film. If you are interested in more details please email me at anytime.

The link provided is a film reel, showcasing the production teams work:

The following project is a Student Film with no budget. 

Thank you!
Best Regards,
Markus Lim

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Comment by Lew Lappert on February 28, 2014 at 10:12am

I encourage SAG members to attend the Meet & Greet with Casting Director Katie Doyle.  Wednesday, March 5th at SAG-Studio 909. More intimate setting and the opportunity to ask her specific questions. Benefits of being a Union actor. See you all there!

Comment by Lynard Williams on February 28, 2014 at 9:59am

Thanks for that information Jerald.

Comment by Rachel Cruz on February 28, 2014 at 7:32am
Thank you for clarifying Jerald!!!
Comment by Jerald M. S. Pang on February 28, 2014 at 2:20am

Hi Y'all:

This is to HELP if you are getting confused.  There are 2 Casting Calls for Jurassic World:

1 -- Open casting call (Non-Union/Union)

Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Olelo Community Media Center

1122 Mapunapuna St.

Honolulu, HI

2 -- SAG-AFTRA (Union Only)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014,  from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Studio 909
949 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI



Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on February 26, 2014 at 6:46pm

Volunteer runway models needed for 
                   C' est Si Bon
Honolulu Community College Fashion Show 2014 

Date: Thursday, February 27 and March 6, 2014

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

Honolulu community college (Fashion Department), Bldg 27, second floor, room #203

Plus sizes 12-16 (Please wear heels)

Parental Consent for models under 18-years old

No experience needed!

Contact: Sierra

Available for fittings, rehearsals, TV and newspaper shoots and show day, May 3rd.

Free runway modeling workshop if selected.

Comment by Jerald M. S. Pang on February 26, 2014 at 4:29pm

Hi Y'all:

Just got a E-Mail from, that confirm this an Open Casting Call for Jurassic World, for Background Extras (Actors):

It has the same location, date and time as Lew's post from Ebb Tide Casting,  and it also said that KHON, announced it on TV, last night.  So, everybody knows about by now, not just us.



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Comment by Kiana Imperial on February 26, 2014 at 12:41pm
Also, bring your recent head shots, resumes, acting ( agents info, filming info, experiences, and sizing info-such as shoe, shirt, pants, waist, hip, chest, inseam, etc, etc) People tend to think they can just pop up to a casting call with just their shirt on their back and what info they have in their head, but trust me, Questions on casting cards are precise and along with a casting card? They usually want a résumé and recent photo! Those that do not? Will be passed by! Directors and casting crew want professionalism! So the things I listed are important to have along with your drink, snack, a book and an activity to do while waiting! VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!

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Comment by Lew Lappert on February 26, 2014 at 10:24am

This is the photo where the casting call will be held.  Bring chairs, umbrella, hat, sunscreen, water and snacks.  It could be a very long day.  Be prepared.

Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on February 25, 2014 at 9:28am


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