What does a stand-in do?
What does a Photo Double do?
What does Shadows of Stars do?

 

 

What does a stand-in do?

A stand-in does almost exactly that they stand in (although sometimes they sit in, or lie in) for the actors when preparing a scene. A lot of work goes into preparing the camera and the lights, and they need somebody similar to the cast (especially height and hair color) to ensure that when the actor is brought back onto set, he or she will look their best!

If you like filmmaking, and want to be in the middle of the set, literally in the middle, then being a stand-in is a great job for you!


 

What does a Photo Double do?

Many times in a film there will be situations where one or more of the main cast is in the shot, but they are far away of have almost no action. At times like this it is not necessary to have the actual actor come in for a day to be in the background, so they will use a Photo Double, someone who is similar in appearance, in his or her place instead. A photo double will go through the Makeup and Costume the same as the star, and gets to be in the movie as well!


What does Shadows of Stars do?

Shadows of Stars, s.r.o., provides a service in the Prague Filmmaking community that, up until now, has been left off as a sort of side note. Most stand-ins, and photo doubles, have been cast through normal extra casting agencies. While many times you can get a good stand-in or photo double, you never really know what you are going to get! A quality stand-in or photo double can save a production thousands of dollars over the course of a movie; and a bad stand-in can cost the production much more than just their wage. With Shadows of Stars a production can get a large variety of stand-ins, with plenty of work experience. As a producer or production manager, can you afford to have an untrained extra in that roll?

At Shadows of Stars, we provide quality, trained stand-ins for movies of all types and budgets! Plus, since we are not involved in the full time organization of the extras or cast, we can work with the production to organize and schedule stand-ins as the movie schedule changes. We help ease the work load of the AD and the extras coordinators!

 

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