I was asked to audition for The Keystroke Killer by uploading a scene from the movie onto their facebook fan page. When I checked out the page it seemed kind of weird, not exactly a scam, but not sure if it's something I want to be a part of. I hate how social media lets people confuse us so easily as to wether we are getting something valuable from them or just providing free advertising with our "likes" and "favorites". So, is this a real thing people are doing for auditions now? The breakdown says that it's union scale, but nothing else about the process seems very professional...
I am wondering the same thing as well.
Since dumping my agent, I've been self-submitting alot so when this came up, I thought at first I sub'd for it.
I'd be interested as well in any info!
I received an audition notice from them today after being submitted by my manager so it seems legit.
I guess it can't hurt to submit a private video...thanks for the responses!
I too was submitted by my Agency & got the notices to submit 3 separate audition videos on the FB page set up for The Keystroke Killer.
1 st i thought it was odd but now I think it is just an easier way for them to see who they will callback. As the person before said, it couldn't hurt.
I also was asked to audition for them. For more then one part, in fact. They are legit, but they are asking tons of people to audition via video, way more then would have been called it it was a live audition. The callbacks will be in person.
The auditions are now closed.
What do you think, guys? Joke or do you think something is actually going to happen with this?
I auditioned and got a callback. We'll see.
I was asked to audition three times for this via lacasting. I never did. Seemed a bit odd to me, but if everyone think it's legit, I hope those of you on here who auditioned book it!
Its been a strange process, like being a casting assistant at your own audition. Feedback was pretty immediate (and public) and the callback list is published online. There something to be said for traditional auditions where you can just leave it at the door when you are done. We'll see where it goes from here but everything looks legit so far.
Watching the other auditions was eye-opening. There are a lot of good actors, and even more terrible actors in this business. I know audition tape never looks great but I couldn't believe some of the crap people put up. When you tape yourself you can keep doing it until you're happy.
Another interesting note from the online audition process. The producer was viewing submitted auditions on a 50" hd monitor. That does't mean you have to spend a bunch of money on home recording equipment but it does mean you need an uncluttered set, decent light, and a tripod. I have some green screen material I use as a background and will probably buy a simple china ball to soften the light. If you are recording a closeup, basic makeup such as hd powder is handy. On a technical perspective I posted my sides at my eye line instead of holding them and used some simple props that were in the script. You would never use those in an audition room but worked well in a recorded piece. This stuff may not replace in-person auditions but will become more common as the first round audition casting net is expanded beyond LA.
I really have mixed feelings about on-line auditions. Nice to not have to drive to the audition, but it is so much more work getting someone to read off-camera, recording the thing, and uploading it. And I m a perfectionist, so I end up doing it again and again.
I think this project is real.
Hello ya'll. I am the producer and screenwriter for THE KEYSTROKE KILLER. Yes, it is a real project. Call backs are now slated. WE narrowed over 4200 online submissions to 500 face to face auditions. If you are interested in this process, I created a blog to keep everyone informed. I am a real producer with real projects. In fact, I am raising funds for my next one after KSK and will once again use the online audition process as I can view a lot of actors in order to call back who I want. I also, have written lots of books on screenwriting and creating reality shows. And, on my blog, wwwdrmelcaudle.blogspot.com I have a page called The Actor's Slate that has lots of info just for actors. Check it out. With all of this said, I agree that everyone should be cautious and I respect each of you for that. There are alot of scams out there. Also, check out our facebook page THE KEYSTROKE KILLER FAN SITE and read for yourself what the actors are saying about this project. Many, because of their auditions on this project have gotten other roles and agents as many of my collegues are members of this page. Whatever your future holds, I wish you well. Good luck, keep your dreams, and break a leg out there. Hopefully, one day our paths will cross.
Dr. Mel Caudle
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