Just made it back from a 4-hour wait in line to apply to be an extra in Transformers 3. I’ll talk more once I take a shower. haha
ok I’m back. The experience is what you might expect if you’ve been to any other movie extra casting call. All they need is your contact info and a head shot. A friend and I were able to get photographed together, which was fun. The total for extras called today was over 1000 at the time of my application. I overheard from staff that over 300 were still in line outside, and the casting call only lasted 30 more minutes!
We were told that filming will commence during July and that filming would consist of five days during the week, including weekends. The staff was very friendly and ran a tight ship. The person in charged was named Mayellen Aviano and told us that she has been working with Mr. Bay for many years on many films.
So now everyone that was able to participate in today’s long wait and application process will be playing the waiting game. Those of us that offered to use our vehicles on set were told that may be deemed useful and would be appropriately compensated. It was also noted that the days would be long and not necessarily pleasant in the hot Chicago Summer sun. If today seemed like a horrendous wait, actual fiming days could be even twice as long.
So that’s it! If you are planning to attend tomorrow’s casting call for Transformers 3, I suggest you do the following: come early, bring a lawn chair for sitting, an umbrella in case it’s sunny, and some liquid refreshments. The wait will probably be over 2 hours long, even if you’re at the front – because if you’re at the front, you’ve probably been in line 2 or more hours before the doors open.
Saturday June 5th Transformers 3 casting call info:
Saturday June 5th, 2010: 9:30AM-4:30PM
WHERE: The Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642-5414
– Must be 18 years of age or older
– Photos will be taken at no charge
– Please bring a pen
I too attended Fridays call, I’m sun burned to shit… so good suggestions for todays crew.
I’m burnt as well, I didn’t even think about it while I was waiting in line!
I was 5th in line. Buttt. I woke up at 430 just to take the 6am train to the chi. All-in-all probably waited as long except it was cool in the morning.
I was there, and I got there at 830am and only had to wait about a half hour, the line was already 200 ft past the door by that time. By the time the line started moving to let people in the line was around the corner and down the block. After I got out a it was about 1030 and the line was behind the building.
Does anybody know what company is doing the extras casting? Is there any other contact info?
were does the only 2 casting calls?