Volume 1 Number 2
Several pages to this blog have been added including a page called The Actor's Slate ,The Back Lot, and Ask Dr. Mel. These sections will continue to grow, but don't overlook them when you finish reading Dr. Mel's Message. To visit these pages, click on the tab in the heading section above.
|The original Matthew, Frederick Payne from the short film|
The Keystroke Killer
The Rhyme and Reason
So, I have to sit back and ask, "Why wouldn't I want to see the first round of auditions the way we will view the final product." In essence, this method replaces the old-fashioned screen test of earlier years of Hollywood film-making. Once an actor was discovered, pioneers in our industry would bring the actor into the studio for a screen test to determine if the camera loved them or not. Not everyone looks great on camera. The KSK team is modernized and going straight to the screen test to see if the actor not only looks good on screen, but can act and bring a character to life prior to the face-to-face auditions and casting. It really is that simple and that is the guideline we use.
LIKE SANTA CLAUSE CHECKING IT TWICEThere is a possibility of an actor accumulating 16 points (check marks) toward the rating scale for Judas. Depending on the number of points, is how I make my determination for a callback. My comments on your audition reel also reflect these areas. You can be assured that if I said, “You nailed it,” you accumulated at least 14 points.
DO THE MATH
TIME ZONE - HOUSTON WE HAD A PROBLEM
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FAVORITE QUOTES FROM KSK FAN SITE
2,000 PLUS AND GROWING
|THE KEYSTROKE KILLER FAMILY IS GROWING BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS|
|Robby Cook Stroud, Jerry Lopez Jr, and Dr. Mel Caudle first time meeting face-to-face after connecting on KSK Fan Site.|
The HOLLYWOOD NERD
By Dr. Mel Caudle and Robby Stroud
Waitress - Susie Labry
Mrs. Garrick Angela - Katt Shea (although she auditioned for the Landlord)
JUST FOR FUNBlaze's Cats - Meow Mix and Tigar LIlly submitted by Jamie Alyson (LOL everyone..this was the best cat audition ever. How did she get them to do that?)
AND RUNNER UP CAT AUDITION
Doc Divecchio - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQincYa_Cw4&feature=youtu.be
I truly believe that cats are camera hogs and love to steal the spotlight from their actor owners as evidenced by the numerous cats that "appeared" alongside our actors during their audition submissions. You got to love it. "That's why I have a dog, " Robby says. And for Dr. Mel, "I have two Chihuahuas who are also camera hogs, so I really can't dis cats."
Schroeder's Cat VS. Shroeder's Dog
|Trace Schroeder's Dog, Tele, watching for the latest casting alerts. Trace posted this picture on the Facebook site for The Keystroke Killer.|