The 5 stages are:
The Art Stage: Creating the story around your characters.
The Story Stage: Preparing to tell the story.
The Writing Stage: Plotting out the story and creating a storyboard.
The Casting Stage: Working on casting the roles.
The Casting Director’s Stage: Casting the director, or casting the person who is in an audition or is working with you on a storyboard, or casting the character you hope to cast.
How do I know if I’m not at the right stage?
You can be at any stage, depending on what your life is about, and how you use it. Most people find it useful to develop the story from the Art Stage to the Story Stage by watching actors or directors they can relate to, watching other people’s experiences, and by observing others who are doing the same things. It’s very common for people at that stage to move to the Casting Stage to get work done on a role.
Why do I have to choose an Art Director?
When you have to choose between two directors and you know you need one of them, that’s the end of the road. You can find one who’s very good at what they do, or maybe you’ll find someone who’s not that good. You’re not forcing anyone to pick someone. Just don’t have someone tell you what to do, do your own thing, and if you don’t like what you’re doing, look for an alternative. The same goes for actors and directors — don’t go to someone or someone else who will tell you how to act. If you’re already doing something else you don’t need somebody telling you what that is. It might get messy, but you’re not going to be as creative if both people are telling you how to act.
How will I be able to know if I’m at the right stage?
If you’re at the Art Stage, it’s because you’ve spent time with the Art Director. If you’re at the Story Stage, it’s because you’ve spent time with the Story Director, or the Casting Director. If you’re at the Casting Stage or the director’s stage, it’s because you’ve been seen by them.
What if I run into trouble and don’t have enough money to take an audition?
Don’t panic. We’ve been there, and there will be a couple of good people at the Casting Stage who will be happy
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