Rao's Friends Family
Casting Audition Direction
FRIENDS FAMILY’S SPAGHETTI DINNER - STILL PHOTOS & VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
Spaghetti dinners are special for every family; even for great friends/roommates who are just like family!
This is the story of an apartment of 3 roommates and their other 2 friends, making a delicious spaghetti dinner with Rao’s. They are ACTUALLY preparing AND EATING their dinner of spaghetti marinara.
(Gluten free pasta is okay!) Everyone chips in to cook!
NOTE: This audition is REAL eating. Not miming. Everyone must be seen eating Spaghetti in stills & video. Eating should not in any way be silly...this is a beautiful family dinner with everyone savoring every bite of spaghetti.
NOTE: Everyone in this group must be COVID safe with each other, either living together, or having seen each other regularly during the pandemic.
Here are some of the STILL pictures we need (use cell phone or camera and make sure light is adequate):
STEP 1: AUDITION PHOTOS
Here are some of the STILL pictures we need.
Use cell phone or camera and make sure light is adequate.
Each person will need FOUR or FIVE pictures. See list below:
FOR EACH ROOMMATE/FRIEND WE NEED THE FOLLOWING STILLS:
1. Headshot from top of head to mid chest. Nice smile showing teeth
2. Picture with a hand on each side of face to show what hands look like
3. Close up of hands opening a jar of Rao’s (or any jar without a label)
4. Picture standing in kitchen with spaghetti bowl in hand, enjoying spaghetti.
5. Picture of 2 roommates/friends on couch talking with wine glasses in hand.
6. Picture of all friends/roommates at dinner table eating spaghetti.
GROUP PICTURE STILL:
1. One picture of the whole ‘Friends’ family together. Set the phone on a timer to take one group photo of
all smiling into camera.
STEP 1: AUDITION VIDEO
FRIENDS FAMILY VIDEO:
Shoot a 2 minute VIDEO (camera in horizontal position). Everyone say name
to camera one at a time, then actually shoot family having dinner; Family looking at each other,
not at camera: Eating and enjoying the spaghetti and the memorable family time...eating should be enjoyable...never silly or crude.
DIRECTION: Set phone/ camera on counter top facing table, everyone say their name to camera one at a time. Shoot someone bringing dinner to table, sitting down and everyone enjoying their delicious spaghetti dinner. Lots of laughs and enjoyment! Lots of REAL spaghetti eating!
SELF-TAPE SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS – read all the way through for uploading instructions!
TECHNICAL SET-UP POINTERS:
• Use a Tripod or other device to hold your camera/cell phone in place HORIZONTALLY.
• Make sure you position the camera a good distance from each person and at eye level to avoid distortion.*
• Lighting must be adequate so that we can see you clearly. Avoid having a window behind. This will close down your lens.
• Shoot in kitchen or dining room.
• Include still photo of each person showing their hands and face (see picture on right).
1. Fill in all family names and primary contact information
2. Upload photos of yourself and all family members using the PHOTO LINK.
3. Upload your video at the VIDEO LINK (wait for BLUE CHECK MARK indicating the upload was successful – DO NOT REFRESH).
If you have any upload issues, please email us at email@example.com
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