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Commercial Headshots:
What's needed in LA

Commercial Headshots
Part 4

In part 3 of this interview Robert talks about the importance of some other things to have ready for such a showcase such as an actor website for example. In this, part 4, New Actor Robert Presley Jr. continues to talk about his preparation to go to LA for a showcase for actors specifically with regard to headshots.

Robert Presley Jr.: Well the thing you must have before you go is good pictures. Good commercial headshots. And what I learned is, for the commercial agents – it's better if you go out there with kind of a portfolio of different looks for yourself.

Anthony Smith: For commercials? So that they can immagine you in different roles?

Robert Presley Jr.: Yes for commercials, You should have 4-6 different looks. Also, you need to have at least one good headshot. So when you have a photo shoot you need to have multiple shots, to have multiple looks but anyway you need to have a minimum – you need to have a good headshot, good multiple looks if you can possibly do that and our resume. You must have the headshot and the resume, you must have that- its good if you have the reel, it’s good if you can have the multiple looks, so you can hit the ground running so you can get signed. But when you perform at the showcase you’ve gotta have a good monologue and you’ve gotta have a good scene- the scene you will be partnered with somebody to do – you cant even go without that. You have to have the monologue, the scene, the headshot, resume, those are things- without that you might as well stay home.

Anthony Smith: So in other words if you are going to present yourself in the right way, then those are the basic things that you have to have.

Robert Presley Jr.: Those are the core minimal, minimum things that you have to have. That’s a minimum. Without that, you can't go.

End of part 4. In part 5 of this interview, Robert talks about what it's like going up and auditioning in front of 50 casting directors and talent agents!


Having read all that, my question to you is, “How are your headshots

If you want some more guidance about your commercial headshots, have a look at this page with advice from one of New York's top headshot photographers.

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