Wednesday, February 25 at 7pm
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Library
The audition process can make or break an independent production. Dillon Becker will
show filmmakers how to properly prepare for auditions, along with several techniques
that can be utilized to improve audition results, including the value of coaching over
judging, how to elicit stronger performances from their actors, and the best practices for
creating a professional audition experience. The material will be geared toward directors
and filmmakers, but the information will be equally useful for burgeoning actors as well.
Dillon Becker is an independent filmmaker and owner of thecastingpitt.com, the largest
casting resource in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012
with a BA in Film Studies and a minor in Theatre Arts. Since then he's directed festival
shorts, produced videos for Fortune 500 companies, and has received awards for his
work in video marketing. Dillon is currently working on his next short film while
pursuing new opportunities in the entertainment industry.
The Casting Pitt, sponsored by Pittsburgh Filmmakers, provides free tools to
independent actors and filmmakers that other websites charge hundreds for. Members
can create and browse casting calls and crew calls, build a public portfolio, connect with
local or worldwide talent, and more.