Acting and modelling for babies is a great way to earn a little extra money and give your baby a fun experience. Most people running casting for babies are skilled in making it fun for everyone. Of course, your baby won’t be thinking about a future career, but you can potentially earn a nice bit of money to put aside for them.
Here are some of the things you should know about casting for babies, and how you can maximise the experience.
An overview of the job
Before you attend casting, or an audition, you should have a good idea of the job’s requirements. More importantly, what is the job for? While this information may not make a huge amount of difference, it’s good to know. Your baby obviously won’t be expected to learn lines or do anything too complicated. However, you probably still want to know what kind of advertisements they might appear in.
If you have a reputable casting agent, they should provide you with all of the information you need. This will include casting address, a contact person’s name and any other guidelines for the day.
One of the things that may be required when attending casting for babies is special clothing. As we mentioned, babies aren’t expected to do anything too complicated. Most of the time, they won’t need any special clothes or costumes. However, in rare circumstances a casting call may ask for a particular colour of clothing.
If there are no guidelines, use your own intuition. When you’ve got some details about the advertisement and who it’s for, why not play up to that? If it’s for a clothing brand, try to attend the audition with your baby dressed in that brand.
Casting for babies is unpredictable
As we know, anything involving our little ones can be quite unpredictable. As such, directors don’t expect perfection. Generally, casting directors are looking for a happy, smiling baby who can look cute on camera. However, they understand that a child who is charming on one day may not be the next day.
Don’t stress too much about the audition, because directors are used to working with children and babies. Temperament is important, but when it comes to babies, that can change within seconds, let alone days. Just keep the experience positive and fun, and hopefully your baby has a great time too.
Looking for casting for babies?
If you’ve got a little one that you’d love to see on the big or small screen, or even in other forms of advertising, we can help. Casting Kids has been helping children realise their dreams for over 16 years, and we’ve built up a strong client base who trust us.
We’re also fully inclusive, representing babies and children of all abilities. It all starts with a meeting where we get to know you and your child. So, don’t hesitate to give us a call or contact us online to find out how we can help.