The Art of Casting

A course by Luci Lenox
Casting Director. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2020
, Casting Director

A comprehensive guide to preparing for casting sessions and auditioning for TV and film

  • 98% positive reviews (85)
  • 1872 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

A comprehensive guide to preparing for casting sessions and auditioning for TV and film



  • 98% positive reviews (85)
  • 1872 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 2m)
  • 39 additional resources (14 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Casting director Luci Lenox considers herself lucky. She’s combined her love for movie scripts and her passion for working with people into a career that has kept her happy and excited for over twenty years. Her work alongside top directors and up-and-coming talent throughout the world have led her to work with clients like Disney, Netflix, Fox, Paramount, NBC, and more.

In this course, get introduced to the methods and process that go into casting a film or tv series. From breaking down a script to finding the right actors for your characters, learn the art of casting a project from start to finish and discover how good casting can bring your script to life.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Nuts and Bolts of Casting
  • U3
    U3. How to Prep a Casting
  • U4
    U4. The Casting Session
  • U5
    U5. Post Production
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start your course by learning a bit about your instructor, Luci Lenox. Find out how a girl from rural Ireland became an international casting director in Spain, and see some of the amazing people who have influenced Luci throughout her career. Get a quick introduction to the history of casting before learning about how it works for starting projects in today’s economy.

Get some essential background information on the casting process and how it works. Learn the correct terminology so you can speak with producers, agents, and their actors in a professional manner. Then, take a look at Luci’s workflow for casting a new project. Organization is her key to a successful production and creates time for the director to improvise during a shoot.

Take a look at the tools you need for preparing your own casting sessions. Learn to break down a script, the logical order for casting a project, and how important efficiency is for being creative. Then, start bringing your script to life by choosing actors for your project.

Learn how to plan a casting day so that it runs smoothly and actors can really shine through in their sessions. Luci shares some tricks for creating an atmosphere that helps actors feel more comfortable and gets them to give better performances.

Once you’ve decided on your cast, it’s important to understand the documents and contracts that are needed. Luci finishes the course by sharing some templates she uses for contracts and gives you some final tips on casting your very own projects.

What is this course's project?

Prepare the casting process for a personal project by breaking down a script, holding a casting call, and selecting the right actors.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Filmmakers who are preparing new projects and actors who would like to know more about how the casting process works from behind the scenes.

Requirements and materials

No specific skills are necessary for this course; just an interest in filmmaking and a curiosity for the processes behind it.


Reviews

1872 Students
85 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Luci Lenox

A course by Luci Lenox

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Casting Director

As an international casting director with over twenty years of experience, Luci Lenox has worked with some of the world's top established and up-and-coming filmmakers. She has collaborated on the casting of over one hundred productions across Spain and throughout Europe.

Luci has casting offices in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. Her list of clients includes Netflix, Fox, Paramount, ABC, Disney, NBC, MediaPro, and several independent producers in Spain. She has served on the board of CSA Europe and also as head of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in Europe.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do in the Course?
  • U2

    The Nuts and Bolts of Casting

    • What Exactly is Casting?
    • The Language We Use - Roles in Pre-Production
    • The Casting Process - Decision Making & Workflow
  • U3

    How to Prep a Casting

    • How to Break down Your Script and Scripting for Excellent Casting
    • The Casting Call
    • Where to Find Your Actors
  • U4

    The Casting Session

    • How to Prepare the Session
    • How to Run a Casting Session Successfully
    • Online / In Studio Sessions
  • U5

    Post Production

    • Attaching Cast
    • How to Present Your Cast to the World
    • Tips and Recommendations
  • FP

    Final project

    • The Art of Casting

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The Art of Casting. Photography, and Video course by Luci Lenox

The Art of Casting

A course by Luci Lenox
Casting Director. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (85)
  • 1872 students