Castability For Actors 9+

Castability

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.1 • 14 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

By taking on small Castability challenges, the actor targets their skillset toward the genre and character type that they believe would get them the best traction in the industry. For once, the actor is in control. Think you belong in a three-camera sitcom as the funny neighbor? Go for it. Think you’re meant to be the villain in a feature thriller? Your call.

After each challenge, you will be given the most actionable feedback ever provided to the actor. Top-level casting directors will evaluate your performance against four other actors performing the same scene. We use these casting directors not for their status, but for their talent honed over many years of evaluating thousands of actors competing for thousands of roles.

Here is how it works:
You choose the genre and character type challenge of your choice.
There you will find a scene we’ve written for the occasion. Using the app, you can shoot the scene as many times as you want, using the in-app scene partner, or by uploading the scene without it.
Once you’ve nailed the take, submit it for your first challenge. Once four other actors have submitted the same scene, one of our Casting Curators will review the challenge to provide unique feedback using our Castability method, and to invite one actor into our Castability Gallery.

The Curation
One of our Curators will rank the five actors from first place to fifth in four quality metrics:

Creativity. Being creative means making unique choices that can surprise, delight, or enhance a performance. It’s making a choice that stands out from the pack.

Believability. The believable actor seems never to be acting but instead embodies the role. They are authentically the character, as described within the required specifics of the role - and in the emotional context of the story.

Specificity. The specific actor has identified the motivation of the character and is tactical in their scene analysis. In a drama, they don’t miss a beat or a transition, and in a comedy, their timing is impeccable.

Personality. Personality is the X Factor. Call it Charisma, sex appeal, great energy, or just a great look. This actor just has something that makes you want to watch them.

Finally, the Castability Curator makes the final call:

Castability. Simply put, who is best suited for the role. It is not a judgement on the actor’s overall ability. It is a limited, practical decision of which actor best fits the role submitted. All actors, after each challenge, receive a report on their placement, which provides them with insight never before provided to actors.

The submission chosen as most castable moves on to the next round where their scene stands against other actors chosen as most castable for the same scene. These rounds continue until one last scene is left standing. Actors receive a star for each round in which they’re chosen, moving up the rankings of the Castability gallery with each additional star. The last actor standing gets a free credit to shoot their next scene.

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Sdctenor ,

Great concept, but there are glitches.

I love the spirit of this, and I think it’s close to being great. The main issue I am having is that the video I record on the app, using the auto reader, has consistent audio issues. After the reader speaks, my voice comes in at an incredibly low volume. My voice eventually rises in volume, but the cycle keeps repeating. Also, the auto reader volume cuts out often. I have contacted Castability about this, and they have assured me that my videos all have great audio with no problems on their end, but the video I save from the app is impossible to hear in spots. I tried fixing the issue with an audio mixing app, but it wasn’t successful.

Ohdhing ,

I enjoy this app so much I became a member!

This app has brought the fun back to acting for me. The scenes are super creative and allows me to give myself permission to do something out of my wheelhouse. My absolute favorite thing about Castability is their in depth data analysis zoom calls. After submitting 12 scenes you can set up a zoom meeting and get an in depth breakdown of your data and discuss where you can improve. I learned that I needed to try more scenes with the archetypes Ruler and Creator. Having that meeting gave me so much insight and encouragement to grow and try out those archetypes that I would have simply given up on. I also love the Castability community. I have created my own separate self tape Instagram page and so many other Castability members follow and show me so much support. I also learn so much from my peers on Castability from their Winners Gallery.

I could honestly go on about why I have so much fun with this app but my thumbs are tired hahaha. Thank you Castability for all you do. I’m glad to have joined in the beta stage and cannot wait to continue to see the growth of this application :)

dfrankhauser ,

I love this concept-- but

Hey guys,

I like the idea of this, however I’m logged out of my account every time I attempt to make one, if they say scenes are posted and I go in to shoot the scenes aren’t listed. Like from the scenes I’ve gotten in the e-mails- it’s solid stuff with quality material to practice and work. If bugs are fixed, I can update this. I like the idea, but it needs some fixing still.

App Privacy

The developer, Castability, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

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