What are Casting Calls and How Can You Get One

casting calls
casting calls

Casting calls is the term you hear little too often in the initial stages of your modelling or acting journey. In order to set out as an actor or a model, casting calls make a preliminary and crucial step. If you are someone wondering about what a casting call is or how to get casting calls and more details about them, scroll! 

What are Casting Calls? 

Casting calls are nothing but the series of auditions taken in order to select a particular model, dancer, actor, etc. They play a crucial role for the fact that they are the deciding factor of one’s selection for a particular role or gig. In modelling, casting calls are considered everything. If you are an aspiring model, you must have a clear idea of what are casting calls and what to wear for casting calls. If you do not have an idea of what to wear and how to present yourself for them, do not worry. Here we are up with some dressing tips you can follow in order to make a first impression. 

How Do I get Casting calls? 

Many people think that having a passion for modelling is enough for getting gigs. This is only partly true. Along with passion, it requires a lot of perseverance, discipline and commitment as well. Getting a casting call is not an easy job. You should get started, do your research and apply a couple of tens to get approved for one. This is not a very tough job as long as you maintain right contacts associated with the industry you are opting for. If you do not have contacts, a thorough research and hunt for casting calls online and on social media will do. 

How Do You Get a Modelling Assignment? 

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Easiest options to go with are google and social media. Do an intensive research and shoot your shot wherever you can. There are websites that post openings for gigs. Apply for them online. Make sure to send your headshots and video clips along with your resume. You don’t want to bother them twice with additional documents as this would only annoy anyone. You can try reaching out for talent agents through social media who may let you know about auditions and gigs. If you maintain a good social media account with your work, that’s ultimate best thing. Talent agents, directors can approach you if they like your work. Always maintain useful contacts whenever through your circle and even when you attend any events. Hand them your contact so they can contact you when they find something suitable for you. 

What is the Best Website for Casting Calls? 

There are quite a few websites on internet to help you with finding auditions. One of the best ones is topindianmodels.com. You can submit your portfolio here to find modelling and acting gigs for serials, music videos, movies, photoshoots, etc. The website is associated with several casting directors, modelling agencies, etc. If you are a model looking for gigs, submit your portfolio and headshots and find your first gig! 

How to Glow Inside out- 5 Ways to Relax and De-stress

How to relax and de-stress

It’s normal to want to relax once in every while. Human bodies can’t handle all kinds of emotions in an equal way. Things like workload, issues with family/partner, lack of sleep, financial obstacles, emotional downs, etc. can cause slight discomfort to your otherwise normal system. Your brain undergoes stress and if you disregard it, it starts showing up on our skin, hair, nails, and most importantly, your lifestyle. For all of you going through this right now, remember that we’ve all been through it and that it’s normal. You might want to bang your head against that wall or tear off that paperwork at your desk or simply slap the waiter at the café. Yes, we totally relate to you and No, we don’t think any of them is a good idea.

Here we have for you 5 simple ways to relax and de-stress that have worked for many (we’re definitely among them). Scroll down to know more!

1.     Declutter your space

Declutter and relax

We know that you are least motivated to do anything like this now. But trust me, fixing your space really helps you calm down. Sometimes the baffling feeling you experience is due to the mess (both physical and mental). So, if you strike one thing off it, it’s like a baby step. This also serves as a break if the source of your stress is working too much.

2.     Sweat it out and relax


Exercising is a great way to get your body into movement and release fatigue. The reason, the stress you feel might also be due to sitting in a single place, looking into the screen for too long, and not moving your body for hours. If this is the case, just get up and do some exercise or dance or cycling or anything, literally just jump like a monkey. This helps in the release of endorphins and cuts down the stress hormones. Endorphins stimulate your body and mind, help you relax and calm your mind.

3.     Journaling


Another way to relax and calm down is Journaling. Journaling is simply writing out your thoughts into a book/diary. Drawing and doodling also count. When you have too much going on in your head, it really gets heavy. By writing it out on a paper, you are technically transferring the thoughts in your head onto the paper. Be honest with yourself and write it all down whatever is troubling you. If you are not a journal person, just call your best friend, sibling, or partner, anyone you are comfortable sharing your thoughts with, and just say it all. The point is you have to let the load off your head until you feel light.

4.     Do something you love

Passion and art

Everyone is passionate about something. It may be painting, drawing, photography, writing, playing musical instruments, singing, and so on. This is that one thing that doesn’t tire you, one thing that you love, one thing you enjoy doing. Go ahead and start doing it. When you do something you love, your body releases serotonin or the happy hormone. It helps in enhancing your mood by reducing stress and anxiety. Also, doing things for yourself like composing your own song, painting your own wallpapers, writing your own poem, gives you a gratifying feeling that you’d never experience otherwise.

5.     Take a shower to relax

Shower to relax

Showers can be as calming as meditation when you are stressed. You can take soothing warm water showers or chilled cold water showers as you like it. Choose the soaps with fragrance preferably calming ones like lavender or lemon; add bath salts if you wish and just close your eyes to totally immerse yourself into it. Just breathe while you soak yourself in water and let go of all the thoughts that are worrying you. Trust me, it’s the best way to relax and soothe your mood. After you are done with it light a couple of scented candles, turn on some gentle music and doze off to sleep.

That’s it. Try them each, try them all. Observe what’s working for you and leave the rest. Also, while you get busy in the everyday hodgepodge, take some time off to relax. Go on a family vacation, attend a therapy session, and give yourself massages and detoxes. Remember, there’s nothing worth stressing over at the cost of your mental health. Drink tons of water, eat healthy food, and get good 6-8 hour sleep. Stay hydrated, stay happy!