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Friday, September 26, 2014

My Plan: film shoot in New York area

The Priesthood Department is creating a new program called My Plan to help returned missionaries transition to life after mission.  This program will help these young men and young women set goals and prepare for their future.
The Publishing Services Department is making a film to introduce this new program.  

We will be filming part of this piece in the New York area.  We need to find talent to fill the roles listed below.  While, ideally these roles would be filled by members of the Church, we will consider those not of our faith as well.

Film Description:  When they return home, missionaries often struggle to fit back into normal life and to have a plan for success.  They’ve spent so much time thinking about others, that they have a hard time thinking about themselves.  We are making a film for our missionaries, in order to inspire them to have a plan and to find happiness upon their return.  The film will be seen by missionaries worldwide.    

We are shooting a Terrence Malick (Tree of Life, The New World) style film, in which we follow a missionary home and see him engage with his family that he’s missed, job opportunities, and his future family and life.  The cinematography will be beautiful and the film will be shown to our missionaries worldwide.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Missionary Prep Men's SIDES

SIDES for ADULT MEN

Missionary Prep Women's SIDE

SIDE for WOMEN: This first page is for background information only.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

PROJECT: Missionary Preparation Period-Drama Video Production
Please share this information with anyone you know who may be interested!
DEADLINE to RESPOND: September 28, 2014 (Earlier, if possible, please!)

The Missionary and Priesthood Departments of the LDS Church are teaming up to create a new training program for pre-missionaries, missionaries, and those returning from full-time missions.

As part of this effort, our department (Publishing Services) has been asked to create a selection of “period-drama” videos exemplifying faith in Our Savior through examples of missionary work from the New Testament, Book of Mormon, and Church History. We will cast about fifty speaking roles and two-hundred background (extra) roles.

Friday, September 5, 2014

PAID Welfare Department Voiceovers

PROJECT: Welfare Department Voiceovers
NEEDED: Male Voices from Specific World Areas

The Welfare Department is in need of men to depict voices from specific areas of the world for voiceover of short videos. We expect that this volunteer opportunity would only require an hour or two of your time, if selected. Recording should happen within the next 3 weeks, and can be arranged to fit with your schedule.

We need:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Native Portuguese Speaker Needed for Washington, D.C. Temple Visitor Center Video **UPDATE

The Publishing Services Department of the Church is producing a video that will be shown in a kiosk in the Washington, DC Visitor’s Center.  The video will feature a Portuguese speaking chorister singing and leading several hymns and children’s songs.  We are casting a native Portuguese speaker who is comfortable singing and leading music.  This person does not have to be a professional singer, just confident enough to carry a tune on camera.  We are looking for someone with a fun personality!
WHO
Male or Female; age 20s-30s; native Portuguese speaker

Friday, May 30, 2014

More New Testament in 2014: Call for Background Players

We have received word that we will be filming a few more stories from the latter half of the New Testament the week of October 13-16, 2014.  We would like to invite you to submit yourself for participation.

If you are interested in being considered as an extra for this phase of the New Testament project, please follow these instructions:
1.       Click here and fill out the brief form.
2.       Make sure your photo on your database profile is up to date.
a.       Upload new photos every few weeks
b.      If you don’t have a database profile, please visit http://casting.lds.org for instructions on how to get one!
c.       We cast from these photos.  You must have one for consideration and it must reflect your current look.
3.       If you are an adult male, please let your hair and beard grow starting right now.

By signing up on this form, you are not committing to participate and we are not committing to casting you. 
You ARE committing to receiving periodic update emails from us and, if male, to growing out your hair and beard.  (If you are a BYU student, we will not be able to request a beard waiver until we know the shoot dates.) 

We will not be able to cast background players for this project until we have a script and schedule.  This will probably not be until very close to the first shoot day, but we are hoping to have a solid pool of awesome and interested folks to choose from.

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