Welcome back for another Kiaro Pictures post on:
Top 5 Types of Talent You’ll Cast Or Shoot With In Miami, Florida.
Now THIS ^ is a very important topic and discussion because aside from your script, the talent is at the core of a production's success. After our accumulated 30+ years in the industry between our production team, we’ve learned an accurate rule of thumb in determining what talent is going to be a challenge to work with or going to be that prized to gem. We hope our readers out there find this helpful when traveling to Miami, Florida to shoot their next production.
So lets get started.
1. The Diva
Presumably the easiest to guess that would be on our list. The Diva talent is one no individual enjoys dealing with. They generally display high amounts of narcissism and emotional imbalance due to their lack of confidence in their abilities, which usually and ironically translates into an excess in over-confidence in their abilities. They can be late to set, no-shows, or very volatile to a productions energy or process. They are the very reason crew members drink on set!
About the only good thing a Diva type brings is plenty of gossip stories for the production members involved.
If you are the Diva remember word travels fast!
2. The Know-It-All
I’m not sure what is worse, the Diva or the Know-It-All, because one throws tantrums and the know-it-all makes you want to commit Harakiri on a C-Stand. Usually this type of person is familiar with the basics of filmmaking and overly exerts their knowledge of the process making sure you’re “aware what looks best”. Also, they'll be known to belt out films that once upon a Brave Little Toaster were relevant such as Jurassic Park, Braveheart, or Titanic.
From the production standpoint it is always nice to have talent aid you on what works best for them based on previous experiences (I.e. Lighting, angles, or filters to be used on them), but when they comment on shots they are off-screen for and try to cast their opinion verbally alongside the director is when you need to have a sit down.
Filmmaking is a collaborative process and a team effort. It is crucial to understand your career depends on how well you interact and coexist with other members of the process.
3. The Grasshopper
Grasshoppers are an interesting breed of talent. As the name implies, the grasshopper always thinks the grass is greener when typically thrown more money when they have already committed to a particular job.
Its happened to the best of us and you know the feeling when you’re on set and the client or director is up the producers rear, persistently echoing his hatred for how this talent is over an hour late.
The unnerving stress mutates through the entire crew murmuring “Where the heck is she???”
Then of course you get “The Call” that a really big opportunity came up and they will have to miss this project. They apologize but quickly get off the phone, and you're left on the line trying to figure out an alternative as 6 crew members eyeball you as to find out what she said.
This is by far one of the worst situations to deal with because you end up putting back-up cast members in the production or the production is rescheduled. Like I said though, word travels fast and usually if you do this in the higher levels of the industry you’ll be blacklisted so far back you’ll end up auditioning for only projects off Backpages.
4. The Talented Druggy
We see this type in a lot of celebrity magazines. They have loads of talent and are professional once on set, but their real world lives are like circuses leading them from one adventure to another tragedy.
They express charisma and can tap into emotion faster than Holly Helm can into Ronda Rousey’s face BUT they usually live chaotic lives where they demonstrate little to no self control. They are ticking time bombs waiting to go off.
This type of talent will grant your production huge success with the proper support groups.
5. The Sandy Gem
Professional, timid, and require decent amounts of encouragement, but if done correctly, will become your favorite project you’ve ever worked on. These individuals generally require polishing, but are very determined if met with patient participants. They are extremely rare to find and usually end up moving to Los Angeles or New York to aspire to greater productions once they realize how far they can be pushed.
So if you find a talent like this LATCH ON!
We hope you found this post useful! We understand there are more stereotypes out there so don’t get offended if your type was not praised. Each type has its positives and negatives, and some more or less than others.
Which one do you feel most similar to?
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