Headshots for Actors – Method Acting
TODAY, I will not stress over the things I can’t control– Jennifer Lawrence
Actor headshot photographers
Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa and Edmonton
An actor’s headshot is the single most important component towards building a successful career as an actor, besides your natural talent and abilities. Our methodology for producing headshots have helped countless of actor’s succeed. We want you to make it and take our job very seriously.
My 13-year-old son is in Vancouver from the States shooting a TV show. His Los Angeles manager needed updated head shots; my son is moving through puberty and his features are changing quickly. Carlos was recommended to us and after reading the Yelp reviews we took a chance without having met him. As the only under-18 actor coached by two well-regarded acting coaches, my son was thrilled to learn, in the first few moments of their meeting, that Carlos is a “Method Photographer.” With years of Method Acting coaching, my son was right at home with Carlos. My son’s manager was extremely pleased with the shots specific to the emotions they desire for casting directors. The results were excellent, and the process was as well. Carlos is kind, putting my son at ease which allowed him to find the emotional depth necessary to make the shots compelling. Top Notch!
It wasn’t until we attended the appointment that we realized the real value. The photographer was very experienced. He guided our son to show various expressions and captured some really amazing photographs.
My Son got a role with SuperGirl upon his first audition immediately.
I wasn’t succeeding with my old headshot until ‘Art of Headshots’. My first audition I landed a role in ” Pirates of the Caribean”, my second audition it was X-Files and my career started… Now I have a role in Altered Carbon and a career as a film actor
How do I get an Agent?
by Seth Godin
The method isn’t to go out and find an agent. The method is to do work so impossibly magical that agents and producers come looking for you. You, the one who cared enough to put it all on the table, who fell in love with your viewers and your craft, and who made something that mattered.
It doesn’t have to be a feature film or a Pulitzer-winning play. In fact, the approach works best if it’s not a fully polished and complete creation. The best work will create an imbalance in the viewer, one that can only be remedied by spreading the word, by experiencing this with someone else. The tension this imbalance creates forces the word to spread. It means that asking, “Have you seen . . . ?” raises the status of the asker, and the champions multiply.
Headshots for Casting
headshot for actors
Your headshot is the most important tool for success. Your portraits should inspire the director to have a profound vision of you, in the role he or she is casting. Please read the following article to learn more about what makes an effective headshot for casting.
Filming in Vancouver
TV & Movies
The following are ten shows to photograph actor headshots in Vancouver,
1 – ALTERED CARBON – Season 2
Starring Anthony Mackie, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Chris Conner.
2 – CHARMED – Season 1
CW’s Charmed will be on location filming for its first season through to December. Starring Sarah Jeffery, Melonie Diaz, and Madeleine Mantock.
3 – THE FLASH – Season 5
Starring JGrant Gustin, Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Panabaker, Danielle Nicolet, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Hartley Sawyer, Chris Klein.
4 – SUPERGIRL – Season 4
Melissa Benoist, Jeremy Jordan, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Nicole Maines, April Parker Jones, David Ajala, Bruce Boxleitner.
5 – SEE – Season 1
Jason Momoa, Nesta Cooper, Alfre Woodard, Sylvia Hoeks.
6 – LOST IN SPACE – Season 2
Lost in Space will be on location starring Molly Parker.
7 – MOTHERLAND – Season 1
Taylor Hickson, Amalia Holm, Kelcey Mawema, Jessica Sutton, Demetria McKinney.
8 – SUPERNATURAL – Season 14
Back for a 14th season, is this the longest running show in Vancouver? I wonder, starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
9 – THE 100 – Season 6
Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos and Paige Turco.
10 – Descendants 3
Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, and China McClain have also confirmed their return as Carlos (son of Cruella De Vil), Jay (son of Jafar), Ben Florian (son of Belle/Beast) and Uma (daughter of The Little Mermaid nemesis Ursula) respectively.
Filming in Toronto
TV & Movies
The following are ten shows to photograph actor headshots in Toronto,
1 – GREENLAND
Starring Chris Evans.
2 – AMERICAN GODS: Season 2
Cast: Demore Barnes, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman, Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle.
3 – DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
‘Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Natasha McElhone, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, Maggie Q.
4 – DINO DANA: Season 4
Cast: Jason Spevack, Allana Harkin, Andrea Martin, Jane Eastwood, Mark McKinney.
5 – The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 3
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in Toronto this November for its second season through to April 2019. Starring Elizabeth Moss, Alexis Bedel, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, and Samira Wiley, the series is based on the bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood.
6 – Lost in Space – Season 2
Lost in Space will be on location from November until January 2019, starting Molly Parker.
7 – Baroness Von Sketch Show – Season 4
Stars Second City alumni Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen alongside Meredith MacNeill, who are all executive producers of this all-female series.
8 – Good Witch – Season 5
Filming in Toronto through to December for its fifth season.
9 – Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2
‘Star Trek’ series and stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh.
10 – Suits – Season 8
Will wrap up production in Toronto for its eighth season by mid-November.
Filming in Alberta
Movies and TV
Hollywood North is usually recognized for the film industry in Toronto and Vancouver and we neglect Alberta with wonderful movies shot in Calgary and Edmonton such as Interstellar, Broke Back Mountain, War of the Planet of the Apes and Unforgiven to mention but a few.
In the Summer if you are from Alberta you could find casting calls for;
1. Lost in Space, Season 2
2. Heartland, Season 12
3. Jann, Season 1
4. Black Summer
5. East Texas Oil
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