We have so many bright stars who work regularly for brands like Target, Kmart, Big W, Myer and many more. Modelling is a big part of what we do here at Bettina Management but even more so, we cast regularly for campaigns that require special skills or talents, these could be for roles in feature films, television commercials and even live stage shows.
But more often than not, we are unaware of our kiddies secret skills! So here’s a little bit of information on how you can show us your child’s skills and talents.
Special skills and/or talents could include: skate boarding, sporting abilities (soccer, basketball etc), dancing, singing, performance arts (juggling, acrobatics etc), accents or acting abilities, languages (other than English), musical abilities (playing an instrument) and many more!
The Bettina Casting Department use AT2 every day to find and submit talent for briefs that come through from casting agents. We utilise all sections of the AT2 profiles to find suitable talent, this includes the skills section. This is why it is so important to keep your child’s profile up to date.
You will find the skills section at the top of your child’s profile, between “Comp Card” and “Audio”. Here you can update your child’s skills in any of the nine available sub-sections. These include Accents, Languages, Instrumental, Dance, Vocal, Circus, Sports, Performance Skills and Suggestions (this is where you can add skills that are not available in the other sections).
For each skill, you are able to select either “Basic”, “Good” or “Professional”. If we take basketball for an example, if your child has played basketball at school and would know the basic ins and outs of playing, this would be a “basic” skill. If your child has played basketball regularly for a number of years this would be a “good” skill. But if your child plays basketball on a team or has played for a majority of their life, this would be a “professional” skill.
Don’t forget to hit “save” at the bottom right hand corner once you are finished.
The perfect way to showcase your child’s talents is by uploading a little video to their AT2 profile. There is a maximum of 5 minutes of video available to all AT2 profiles, so keep this short and sweet!
A short introduction is best, just stating their name, age, their agency (Bettina Management), and a bit more about themselves! (how many people in are in their family, any pets, where they live etc etc)
Next, we would love to see a short showcase of their skills, this can be just one or ten! A little introduction is useful to let the audience know what the skill they will be performing is and perhaps how long they have been learning the skill. For example, if your child plays basketball, they can tell the audience about how long they have played, if they are a part of a team and even any awards they have won for basketball.
Then a 10 – 15 second demonstration of the skill, it is important to shoot a few takes so you get the best one!
It is important to end your video with a conclusion, make sure to thank the audience for watching!
Here is a fantastic example of a skills video, by young Henry!
If you need any help with AT2, please refer to our Foolproof Guide to AT2 post!
Members are always welcome to contact us on 1300 888 611 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if they require any assistance.