HEADSHOTS THIS COMING WEEKEND – Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd!!
- September 20, 2017
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Hairspray
REMINDER TO ALL CAST AND CREW of ‘Hairspray’:
HEADSHOTS will be on ONE WEEKEND ONLY this year – THIS coming FRIDAY, Sept 22nd and SATURDAY, Sept. 23rd!!
Friday the 22nd from 3-6pm and Saturday the 23rd from 9-Noon. That’s it! One shot!
We will be shooting these in the Green Room.
These are HEADSHOTS! Nice ones that you can use if you want.
Please care what you look like and that especially the men… wash your hair, groom it, shave and by all means… brush the teeth!
These photos will also be used for the Playbills and the Photo Wall outside of the theatre for the run of the production!
IF you are having your headshots done on FRIDAY, it is recommended to bring your clothes in a hanging bag labeled with your name and hang them in the green room on the clothes rack, then change after school; or go home, change and come back. Your choice depending on if you have transportation.
IF you are having your headshots done on SATURDAY, it is recommended to get ready and prepped for your headshot, then come in, get it done and over with. IF you are staying for a SAT rehearsal or tech workday, then bring a change of clothes appropriate for practice or the workday.
NOTE: The ACT is Saturday the 10th as well, so if you are testing, you MUST get your headshots done on FRIDAY!!
HEADSHOTS – WHAT TO / NOT TO WEAR:
Actor headshots are like a product photo you see in a magazine, only your face is the product. They are made better by simplifying, by removing the jewelry, by avoiding the heavy makeup, and by choosing clothing that draws attention to the face, not the clothes.
When choosing the correct wardrobe for a headshot session, layout several outfits to pick from. Select a variety of solid colors and combinations that can be layered, such as a …white crew neck t-shirt with a colored polo shirt, a colored shirt with a vest, denim or leather jacket or a tank top with a light sweater.
NOTE: Stay away from… things like logos, spaghetti straps, and busy patterns. These clothes may look good on you in person and may describe your personality, but they do not make for a good headshot. Wardrobe needs to be well thought out, but still simple so it does not draw attention away from you.
— For men, a jacket with bulky arms can add to the masculine feel of an image. Leather jackets and suit coats with padded shoulders are excellent for this. Don’t go too overboard, though. Most of all, make sure it fits your body type so that it doesn’t look like you are trying too hard or in clothing that is too big for you.
— For women, a thin blouse, sweater or light jacket is great to layer over the solid colors. Be very careful of shoulder pads in jackets and blouses as they can add the appearance of extra weight in a head and shoulders image. It’s important to remember that a tank top, spaghetti straps, strapless or sleeveless blouse can have the same effect for different reasons – the upper arms stand out in the image and tend to make you look very wide. Its best to steer clear of both. Also, keep jewelry and makeup to a minimum. Makeup should be only to soften fine lines and lightly enhance eyes and lips, not look like you are ready for a night on the town. If you have pierced ears, small studded earrings are fine and you can also get away with a thin chain with a small pendant. Large jewelry is distracting.
Ladies, be mindful if wearing a sheer blouse, that some blouses can go almost transparent under a camera strobe, so wear a cami under it!
— DO NOT WEAR LOGO T-SHIRTS OR HATS!