Actorpage.net - How & Why
How & Why
Hello. I'm Tim and like many actors when starting out, and I'm going back 20+ years, I found it very difficult to fund my profession, Spotlight fees, casting site fees, union fees, travel costs to and from castings, self promotion, money was tight, really tight. As digital was beginning to explode and casting directors, agents and film companies were turning away from paper CV's VHS or DVD show reels, they began to to turn more and more towards online viewing and away from hard copy.
Gone were the days of printing off CV's, spending ££'s on postage, envelopes and printing. Trying to run off copies of your VHS showreel on your mums VHS player or burning off dozens of DVD's on your mates PC to send out to as many casting directors, agents or production companies as you could think off and none of whom hardly ever replied or even acknowledged you. Times were a changing.
I really needed a website, but how? I simply couldn't afford in excess of £500 to pay someone to do it. So, having had a basic tech knowledge, I decided build do my own.
Using a very basic, but more importantly, free program, I did just that. The website was very basic but I had done it. As I went on, the software got cheaper, I bought a dedicate website builder and I got better at as did my website, but more imprtantly, I got attention.