CONTACT/What We Do
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LET’S CROSS THIS BRIDGE TOGETHER.
po box 96035
Portland, Oregon USA
Share your creative project so we can make a plan to move forward.
ORDER HESTER’S BOOK
“…a great book and a must read.”
2nd Edition Now Available
HIGH PRAISES FOR
CASTING REVEALED: A Guide for Film Directors
“When an actor walks into your audition, a director needs to find out three things immediately: Do they look the part? Do they have range? Can they take direction? Hester has written an invaluable book on the casting process that answers those questions plus she gives you the tools you need to run a proper casting session and tips on how to make the actors feel safe.” Peter D. Marshall, Filmmaker, Vancouver, Canada
“Selecting the right actors for a film is probably among the most critical things a filmmaker can do. Hester Schell puts the art and process of casting into a clear perspective. It’s a very useful guide for any producer or director and will help set a film in the right direction from the very start. This should be required reading for any first time filmmaker and even old pro’s will find this valuable.” Steve Michelson, Executive Producer, Lobitos Creek Ranch Oscar Nominee: OIL ON ICE
“Finding the right performers to bring your characters to life is no easy task… but thanks to ‘Casting Revealed,’ it just got a bit easier…writers and directors now have an arsenal easy-to-use tools they can use to plan their casting sessions and–more importantly–communicate to actors exactly what they’re looking for.”
Chad Gervich TV writer/producer: “Wipeout,” “Speeders,” “Foody Call,” “Reality Binge”; author: “Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer’s Guide to the TV Business”
“By giving both an overview of the casting process for those new to it, as well as information for those already involved, this will help you to avoid making mistakes and casting the wrong people.” Erin Corrado
“…a brisk and stern pace that allows the reader to cut through the crap and get down to the nitty-gritty of the entire process and how demanding it can be… looking for a remotely competent performer. For anyone interested in a serious look into casting, check out this book, it’s a quick, but very informative read.” Felix Velasquez, Jr. Cinema-Crazed.com
“I wish there was a book like this out there when I directed my first feature. Of course I had the next best thing. I had Hester.” Robert Pickett, Director
“Buy this book! Your meticulous interwoven match-ups, brilliant roller-coaster dolly shots and pricey aerial long shots will not save your poorly cast film. Casting is the belly of the beast … or the armor that protects it..” Candy Campbell, writer/producer/director
“This tool for our industry is a gift to anyone who spends Penny One on a production. We all benefit from Hester’s knowledge and candor, which emanates from the vast first hand experience of a well-educated professional.” Kari Nevil, Director, CEO – June Bug Films, Inc.
“… a master class for actors and filmmakers , taking us step by step from auditions to production, entering film festivals to the business of selling your film and everything in between. What is truly remarkable are Hester’s inspiring insights, understanding of our craft and writing a book that is so clear and concise. This will be required reading for all of my students.” Stephen Kopels, SF School of Digital Filmmaking
WHAT WE DO
Click on PROJECTS for what we’re currently up too.
Life is Art. Art is Life.
EXPLORE – EXPRESS – EXPERIENCE
“The arts are eggs in the batter, not the icing on the cake.”
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
- COMMERCIAL & MARKETING SHORTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
- DIRECTOR: Theatre & Media
- VOICE OVER NARRATION
- ON-SET ACTING COACH
- SCRIPT PROOF READER
- FILM PRODUCTION: PRE PRODUCTION PLANNING
- PRINCIPAL CASTING & CASTING CONSULTS
- CAREER COUNSELING & MARKETING PACKAGES FOR ACTORS
- CREW REFERRALS
- LOCATION SCOUTING
- SCRIPT SUPERVISOR
- ART DEPARTMENT
- RESEARCH & FACT CHECKING
- GUEST ARTIST
- EVENT SPEAKER
ARTS EDUCATION MATTERS
Hester Schell Creative offers a variety of visual and performing arts classes, programs and creative activities.
Whether film, theatre, visual arts, adult, teens or children’s school projects, we are inspired by full participation in creative expression. From puppetry to play-making, comedy workshops to sculpting in clay, still photography to scriptwriting, Hester Schell Creative can design a course, seminar, workshop, or long range long arts project to fit the needs of your organization. Expand your horizons with group classes, one on one coaching and programming tailored to fit your budget and your specific goals. Over 30 years experience training artists. Click on COACHING & TEACHING for information on classes and links to registration.
“Hester’s experience … combined with her wonderful
positive attitude and support gave me the artistic and
practical tools and confidence I need to work in this business.”
Daniel Will-Harris, Class at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking
Great class again tonight, and I can’t thank you
enough again for all you do to teach us.”
Adam Thayer, Film Acting Class at Film Acting Bay Area
“First and foremost, I would like to thank you for such a fun class.”
Kanlaya Palivan, Class at SF School of Digital Filmmaking
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT –
We seek to collaborate with artists in all disciplines on environmental and social good projects which contribute to making the world a better place.
Here’s just one of many projects we’re working on:
Deeply concerned with climate change and the plight of honey bees, our current focus is on climate change and global cooling, with the launch of the RADIO DRAMA RAMA “audio theatre” production of COLONY COLLAPSE. Please visit our PROJECTS page to review what else is currently on our front burner.
Click on PROJECTS to see what else we’re up to.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS –
Invite Hester Schell to speak at your film event or customize a short course for your conference. Click on CONTACT to reach her today.