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  1. Clayton B. Hodges
    April 5, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

    Thanks again for the VERY helpful pointers, Ajarae!

    I already had a vanity url :

    But I am going to get my SlateShots done when I re-do my head shots shortly. Thanks for the headsup!


  2. hilary
    April 5, 2016 @ 6:35 pm
    thank you so much for all your helpful videos. Above is my profile. I always want to edit to be proficient & proactive. As for slate shots, I just heard from a very prominent casting director that if you have media, it is unnecessary to have slate shots. She said it could actually give someone a reason to say no. She said any media moves you up & that slate shots are for moving those without media up. I would like to poll those out there on the other side. Any thoughts on that?


  3. Julie Millett
    April 6, 2016 @ 3:54 am

    Hi, Ajarae! Thanks for the tips – I hadn’t known that key reason for doing a slate shot! I was just looking at examples yesterday, as a matter of fact. That will now be on my do-to list! (I love how many of the examples end up sort of matching their facial positions on the specific headshots — that might be difficult to replicate from a home set up. We shall see.) Meanwhile, here is a link to what I have so far.


  4. Esther Eden
    April 6, 2016 @ 8:19 am

    Hi Ajarae!
    I am yet to do a slate shot and I have heard some differing opinions about them – do you think that having a slate is very important?


  5. Ajarae Coleman
    April 19, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

    You got it, Clayton!


  6. Ajarae Coleman
    April 19, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

    Hey, Hilary! Thanks for this! I would agree that given the choice, and CD would rather see performance video that a slate shot. It’s much more helpful for obvious reasons. But I don’t really see how a slate shot could HURT you… as long as you have your media on your profile as well, you should be all good. The fact is that the default order prioritizes actors with media AND a slate shot. That’s direct from the guy who owns and built Actors Access. 🙂


  7. Ajarae Coleman
    April 19, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

    Awesome, Julie! Good luck!


  8. Ajarae Coleman
    April 19, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

    Hey there, Esther! I think performance video is more important for sure… but a slate shot is helpful because of the default viewing order that I mention in the video. One is free, so why not?


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