Casting For A Feature Film
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Casting For A Feature Film

Learn from one of London's top production companies.
4.1 (4 ratings)
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16 students enrolled
Created by ESA Films
Last updated 6/2018
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Current price: $129.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 35% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will gain an insight into the world of casting for a feature film
  • You will learn casting techniques and auditioning techniques
  • You will learn what to look out for in actors in a casting
  • A desire to learn about casting for a feature film
  • An interest in behind the scenes creation of a feature film


  • Overview of the casting process for a feature film
  • Running a casting session, practical guide and tips
  • What to look for in actors in a casting for a feature film
  • The best sources of actors for your film
  • How to find great actors in a casting
  • The benefits of casting a star in your film
  • The benefits of casting unknown actors
  • Writing scenes for a star – the practical essentials
  • How casting a star helps your film with marketability
  • Casting for similar traits between the actor and character
  • Improv’s in casting – why they’re so important
  • How to use auditions to get actors with great chemistry
  • Why you must do screen tests

Quizzes and Exercises

This course includes quizzes and exercises throughout to help you to really get to grips with the content and become a better film maker.Do you want to know how to make films but think it's a daunting task. Maybe you've been wanting to make a feature film or short film for years but haven't got around to it yet.

Well we've created this series of behind the scenes videos making a feature film or short film taking you step by step through the whole thing as you go on the journey with us.

The map of how to make a feature film

The idea is that you see the whole picture, so that at the end of the process you have an actual map of all the steps involved in making a feature film, which you can use as a model to guide you, and for you to keep and refer to forever.

Why are we sharing our knowledge with you?

Some people have asked us why are we sharing all our secrets on the web and helping other people do what we do. Well we don't see it like that. For us, we are all a community of film makers and we all have totally different stories to tell to different audiences who need us. So we have to help each other and support each other to create better movies. That way everyone benefits and we all feel supported by each other. That's the kind of world we want to live in.

What’s unique about our feature film making course?

Perhaps you have been to film school but found that it was full of teachers who had been academics all their lives and never made a feature film.

Or perhaps you’ve taken online courses but again found they were made my professional trainers who had no real portfolio of work.

Perhaps you have also noticed that the problem with most online courses is they never show all the messy details and the real life problems and how to deal with them so everything goes smoothly. They just show you the text book stuff, so you’re never fully prepared for the real world situations.

Well this behind the scenes series of online video tutorials is made by industry experts and provides a real life working model that you can use to make your own feature film.

About the course creators

This course is one of many in ESA’s Masterclass video series. Our series is the only one produced by an international production company that is currently producing award-winning TV Commercials and corporate videos for some of the world’s leading brands such as SONY, Barclays, Kelloggs, BBC, Microsoft and Nokia to name just a few.

Unlike some other film courses taught be a single person or a few individuals, with ESA you will have the collective experience of a whole company behind you to guide you and support you in your career.

So what are you waiting for. Enroll today and kicks start your career.

Bonus Material

To really help you in your career, as part of this course we’ll be giving you checklists and exercises to develop your skills and keep you on track to success

Our course includes:

  • In depth video tutorials
  • Downloadable PDF’S
  • As well as exclusive access to our online exercises and checklists.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to learn the whole feature film and short film production cycle from script development to delivery.

Don’t waste any time. Kick start your career now and BUY IT NOW.

Who this course is for:
  • Anybody interested in the inner workings of a feature film's production
  • Anyone who is interested in film and behind the scenes content
Course content
Expand 8 lectures 01:02:16
+ Introduction
8 lectures 01:02:16
Auditions Quiz
2 questions
Step 2
Casting A Star Quiz
3 questions
This assignment is aimed to help you digest the information you've just learned in section 3, about using unknown actors in your feature films.
Using unknown actors questions.
3 questions
Step 4
Step 5
Complete this exercise to identify the key traits of your characters.
Character Breakdown Exercise
1 question
Step 6

Take a quick test of your knowledge on the casting process so far!

Casting Quiz!
3 questions
Complete this script exercise to help you better understand characters and character traits.
Script Exercise
1 question