PleaseDoNotBend – HEADSHOTS for the Professional Acting industry
CONTACT: Message or WhatsApp 07748651830
Poutstudios 13-15 Lever Street, London, EC1V 3QU
Headshots are promotional pictures that illustrate the personality of the person photographed. A great headshot can get you in the door and can either make or break you.
In theatre, film, and television when casting, actors, singers, and talent are often required to include a headshot. These headshots are intended to portray the subject in the best possible light expressing different poses and expressions and to give an idea of the subject’s range of appearances or expressions. These types of headshots are called “looks”.
The most important feature of an actor’s headshot is that it represents the subject and are usually very “neutral” looking clearly showing their facial features.
Headshots are intended to show a person as they currently appear and reflect their best qualities. If there is a scar or facial blemish, it is expected to be visible on the headshot and not retouched out. Pimples or spots are temporary and, therefore, are usually retouched.
WHY SHOOT WITH US?
With our years of experience shooting and directing, its second nature for us to get the best from you when we are shooting you. 5 minutes in front of our camera and you will be getting the content you need to get those jobs.
Great headshots should show you as what you look like when you arrive at a casting with no surprises. It should show an honest impression of yourself and give the casting director a good indication of your potential.
OUR STUDIO – Finding us
Based in the heart of Clerkenwell, Poutstudios has easy access to Angel, Old Street, and Barbican stations. Its bright and airy and is a full-service studio.
The studio is also available for castings and shoots.
PleasedoNotBend has created by photographer and DOP Andres Lesauvage.
Experienced at directing in both photo and film industry puts me in the unique position of being able to be fully competent with shooting and directing and have always had the passion for shooting people and getting the best out of them. Shooting out of my own studio in central London actors headshots are the unique opportunity to shoot real people who have to spend their lives pretending to be somebody else, so getting that right look which will appeal to a casting director is actually quite fun.
“With 30 years in the film and photo business, I have picked up a trick or two, simply follow my direction and with the years of experience behind me I can instantly make you feel comfortable in front of the camera”
Is acting headshots all I do? No, I shoot all kinds of stuff and enjoy being able to shoot anything competently! I just love my job to be varied.
Message or WhatsApp 07748651830
Poutstudios 13-15 Lever Street, London, EC1V 3QU
THE PHOTO HEADSHOT
Up to a 3-hour photo-shoot at our Clerkenwell studio and as well as utilising some of the great locations we have in the vicinity of the studio you can shoot up to 5 changes to get the looks you require for your agent.
We shoot as required to get the shots and so the shoot is relaxed fun and entertaining, however, we don’t have a set number of images shot on the shoot as we believe it’s not the quantity of images shot during the shoot but quality.
We shoot on a HiEnd DSLR cameras and specialist portrait lenses.
Images are supplied as printable contact sheets or PDFs direct to your phone or email or where its the most convenient for you to view the PDFs.
Images are supplied both in colour and Black and White.
THE VIDEO HEADSHOT
We like to follow headshot trends and be ahead with modern techniques and video is one of those directions we are working with.
Our video headshots comprise of an up to 30-second look to the camera where first impressions count. It’s a great way to see your headshot move and casting director get a better idea of you. It shows your confidence as well as how you feel and presence.
Sending HD video online can be done in seconds so the restrictions in the past have gone.
Our professional editing service is for those who need to edit their various video clips together into a workable and effective showreel.
We have our own in-house professional editors who work with us and have that eye for a good edit. Its all based on a minimum of £75 for the first hour then £50 an hour thereafter. However, we find that you won’t need more than a couple of hours as we are quick editors.
We are currently updating our showreel services. Please inquire directly.
THE SELF TAPE
Great self-taped auditions are like talking headshots. Casting directors get a better sense of your personality, character, and talent as well as getting to hear what you sound like.
Our automated autocue and recording system is great fun to use and gets you a high-quality 4k video. Includes full sound and studio lighting.
Currently, it can be used free of charge at our studio depending on studio availability.