Weeble Mountain

Portland Casting Agency

Casting Agency in Portland, OR

We cast actors, models, and extras for on-camera projects.

 

Self-Taped Audition: The Dark Divide

 

Thank you for sending us a self-taped audition! Please review this entire page before uploading your audition materials.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Please see your audition email for your individual deadline.

If you’re having trouble with your submission, please note if may take 5-8 minutes for your videos to upload. We really appreciate your patience!

About The Project

Please visit the Project Info page for full details.

SHORT SUMMARY: Based on the Guggenheim Award-winning memoir by one of America’s premier nature writers, The Dark Divide tells the story of Dr. Robert Pyle’s trek through America’s largest undeveloped wilderness and his encounters with its legendary inhabitant bigfoot, all set against the backdrop of the battle between environmentalists and the logging companies who want to harvest the forest's old growth timber.

REquested Materials

Please gather all the requested materials before you begin the upload process.

Cell phone videos are fine!

Please record the following materials as SEPARATE VIDEO FILES.

DO NOT COMBINE CLIPS OR ADD A TITLE CARD

If your role has two scenes, please record TWO takes for each scene (5 videos total).

  • SLATE

    • Close up shot, showing your head & shoulders.

    • Please state your name, agency, and city.

  • TAKE ONE

    • Medium Shot. Waist up

    • Please read the scene according to your first interpretation.

  • TAKE TWO

    • Medium Shot. Waist up

    • Please perform the scene in a new way.

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Example Framing

Well-Lit

Neutral background

Landscape mode

Performance do’s & Dont’s

Important! Your self-tape will never make it to the director’s eyes if you did not follow these guidelines.

  • The more subtle and natural your performance, the more likely it is we will invite you to a callback. We can work with most people to turn up the intensity of a scene, but subtlety is a much more elusive and valuable skill.

  • Stay in one place, don’t leave the frame. You should start the scene on-camera, and stay on a single mark.

  • You MUST use a reader (someone reading the lines to you). Even the worst reader in the world is better than silence between your lines.

  • Props, No miming, No Costumes. Wear everyday clothes and ignore any stage direction that calls for movement. Just read the lines.

  • Please speak in your normal voice (no accents) at a normal-to-low volume. You don’t need to enunciate or project your voice.

  • Your eye line should be about 6-10 inches to the side of the camera’s lens! Don’t look directly into the camera unless specifically instructed to.

Upload Guidelines

The self-tape upload site can be a bit touchy! Please read these tips carefully. The website is fully functional if used correctly.

Please be patient after you hit submit. It might take 60-90 seconds to upload. Please don’t refresh the page or go back! If it is successful, you will see a confirmation page.

  • Use a computer instead of a phone if possible.

  • Gather your materials in once place before uploading.

  • Make sure you have a strong internet connection.

  • Fill out as much text information as possible.

  • Make sure you’re uploading the right file types!

    • Videos: MP4 or MOV

    • Photos: JPG, JPEG, or PNG

  • Use the web browser Chrome - others like Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer don’t work as well.

Ready to upload?

Please double check you have read everything on this page before submitting! We want you to succeed the first time!

Make sure you have SLATE, TAKE 1, and TAKE 2 ready to upload.

Next Steps

We will reach out if we’re interested in inviting you to callbacks.

You won’t hear from us if you’re not selected, but you can assume a decision has been reached once the shoot dates have passed.

DO NOT MESSAGE US DIRECTLY FOR UPDATES ON THIS PROJECT.