How to Become a Movie Extra

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There are a number of services looking for movie extras, such as CentralCasting.com and Extra411.com. Provide movie extra services with head shots and minimum payment requirements with filmmaking tips from a director and filmmaker in this free video on making movies.

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Hi, I'm Jared Drake, and I'm going to talk to you about how to become a movie extra. There are a number of services out there looking for movie extras. CentralCasting.com is a great site to go through if you want to be a movie extra. Basically, they ask you to send in a head-shot; send in where you live; how far you're willing to drive in order to work; what your minimum pay would be as a move extra, if you have a minimum; all that type of good stuff, and they put you on file and call when you're needed, when extras are needed. Extra411.com is another site that you can go through. Film schools are always good, show up to film schools and say "Hey you know you guys looking for any extras?" Extras, believe it or not, are the single most difficult thing to come by when you are making a movie, at least an independent movie. So go to production companies if you want to be an extra. Go to local production companies and say "Hey, you know guys got anything going on? I'd love to be an extra." Chances are they will. Look on Craigslist.com or Mandy.com, or any production sites for films looking for extras and just, just go.

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