ASSESSMENTS


ASSESSMENTS

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As an agency, we look for so much more than a pretty face so we give every child age three and over the opportunity to show us how amazing they through our assessments online. We also hold online Zoom calls with parents to provide additional details about ourselves and the industry and also offer the opportunity to ask any questions.

The assessments are held online via self-tapes and Zoom, please see the next available date below. Be sure to book-on and then complete a pre-registration form here.


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As an agency, we look for so much more than a pretty face so we give every child over the age of three the opportunity to show us how amazing they are. We are pleased to be able to move the assessments online and these are now divided into two areas – a series of self-tapes and an online Zoom call for parents

Assessments Online are available to book via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button below – please be sure to also complete an Application form here as well as booking in below.

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NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE.


The Ology Online Assessments (age 3+) are designed to replicate various aspects of the industry and to provide the opportunity for each child to show their personality, confidence, natural charisma and acting talent.

We’ve aimed to answer all the most popular questions asked by parents in our FAQ’S below so we hope these can answer all your questions. We know as parents ourselves it’s a big decision and we want you to be 100% happy and confident with the agency you choose. N.B. Some FAQs are related to ‘pre-Covid’ Assessment Workshops.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE

The Ology Assessments are designed to replicate all aspects of a casting within the industry. We will be looking at everything from presentation, confidence, personality and of course natural charisma and acting talent.

We’ve aimed to answer all the most popular questions asked by parents in our FAQ’S below so we hope these can answer all your questions. We know as parents ourselves it’s a big decision and we want you to be 100% happy and confident with the agency you choose. We look forward to meeting you soon!


Primarily, the workshops are fun! For the ‘Assessment Workshops’ our aim is to replicate a real casting situation. We’re all about positivity, encouraging and working with each child so they can be the very best they’re capable of. We cover important casting techniques such as improvisation, script reading as well as taking direction and confidence building, through games, exercises and peer critique. The children will join in the workshop with our fully qualified DBS teacher along with a director(s) of the agency. There is a waiting area at the Manchester venue for parents. The children will work in groups and will also be given the opportunity to perform individually. We will also speak to each child individually and work through a script with them on their own. The directors will also sit down with parents to provide more details about Ology Kids Casting, the industry in general and also provides an opportunity to ask any questions. The Assessment Workshops are held in Manchester (only) on a bi-monthly basis (pre-booking required).
Yes, we have recently changed the process so everyone who wishes to apply and audition for the agency is required to both book onto a workshop in advance and to complete an application form prior to attending an Assessment Workshop. This makes the process at the workshop much easier so you can focus on your child instead of filling forms in. We will already have all your details.
Following the Casting Workshops or under 3 assessments we’ll be back in touch within two weeks via email whether or not your child has been accepted.
Workshops are led by a fully qualified DBS checked acting teacher and aim to build confidence and teach age appropriate casting techniques for agency members such as script reading through fun activities and games. Each Casting Workshop is themed, teaching specific techniques whilst also providing us with an opportunity to see each child on the books on a regular basis, work with each of them and allowing us to submit them for briefs that they are most suited for. We ask each member of the agency (based in the North) to join us at each Workshop so we can work with them on a regular basis – if two consecutive workshops are missed re-audition for the agency may be required.
For castings, presentation is extremely important, as such, for the Agency/Assessment Workshops we would encourage children to wear clothes that are simple and modern (smart/casual) and that they’re comfortable and confident in.
Nothing specific, no portfolio or CV is required. If there is anything outstanding about your child or previous professional experience please do tell us about this on the pre-registration form. Please do ensure young children have had their nap, snack/dinner and are happy as can be so we can see them in their best light. We hear, ‘she/he’s’ not always like this!! Remember we don’t know! If your child needs glasses to read a script please bring them and clothes that they’re able to run around in, although there will be no dancing in the audition.
Ology 01 (ages 3-5) (5.00pm – 5.45pm) – £13
Ology 02 (ages 6-12) (5.45pm – 7.00pm) – £14
Ology 03 (ages 13-21) (7.00pm – 8.15pm) – £15

Payment to be made online prior to the Assessment Workshop – limited spaces are available. Please be sure to both book online and also complete an ‘Application’ form prior to attending an Assessment Workshop. These can both be completed at www.ologykidscasting.com/apply.

Unfortunately not, we require exclusivity with anyone on our books as it becomes too complicated if a child is represented by more than one agency and it can cause numerous difficulties. This is the usually the case with most larger agencies.
We ask all parents from age 3+ to wait outside the Workshops Studio. We set up the Casting Workshops to closely replicate a real casting, the majority of which the children will go into on their own – even at age 3!! We also find that the children almost always react and perform better without parents in the class. Don’t worry, if your child is upset or unhappy in any way we will call you immediately, their happiness is paramount to us. The assessment process is not meant to be a stressful environment and we do all we can to make the assessment a fun experience.
There is a large space at the Manchester venue to wait with siblings and get basic refreshments (for an additional payment). We do ask you to stay during the workshops, in case we do need to contact you for any reason. We also ask you to be involved in a talk with us on your child’s assessment workshop. We also ask for you to wait outside the studio door 5 minutes before the end of the workshops.
Yes, every parent must accompany the children wishing to audition. As an agency we like to meet every parent and let you know what’s involved in the industry as well as providing. We do need to meet the parent(s) rather than friends of the child a grandparent for the assessment workshop unfortunately.
Please be aware of photographers who insist that you need a modelling portfolio before approaching an agency. These can often be expensive and aren’t required by ourselves.

UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS


The upcoming Assessment dates for ages 3+ are below. Please book onto an assessment and complete an application form and we’ll look forward to meeting you soon!

SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2021 (ZOOM CALL)

For ages 0-2 please complete an application form here – we aim to be back in touch with successful applicants through to the interview stage within 4-8 weeks.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
PLEASE NOTE. THE ASSESSMENTS ARE CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

The Ology 01 Workshop is a wonderfully fun workshop for ages 3-5 where we will be looking to see if your child is confident enough to be separated from you, how they interact in a group and how they take direction. We encourage them to show their true personality in an unfamiliar situation, as they would have to in a casting! The whole class is comprised of fun exercises, confidence building and taking direction in a relaxed atmosphere. Booking/payment is required in advance and can be completed advance on the Apply page, along with the completion of an application form.

Workshop time – 5.00pm – 5.45pm


The Ology 02 Workshop is an opportunity for your child to stand out in this competitive age range. We will be sight reading, working on scripts from TV commercials, films, TV Shows or voiceovers to see where your child’s passions and talent lie. Always observing without pressure, their personality, confidence, skills and ability to work with others. Booking/payment is required in advance and can be completed on the Apply page, along with the completion of an application form.

Workshop time – 5.45pm – 7.00pm


The Ology 03 Workshop is for ages 13 to 21. The most difficult age group to find the level of talent and positive attitude that we’re looking for! Bring smiles, a can-do attitude and naturalistic acting skills. Practise sight reading and a range of characterisation for script reading. We’ll be challenging you as we want the very best. We also know there are so many pressures on teenagers so unless you volunteer we won’t push you to do things you aren’t comfortable with. Booking/payment is required in advance and can be completed on the Apply page, along with the completion of an application form.

Workshop time – 7.00pm – 8.15pm

LOCATION
PLEASE NOTE. THE ASSESSMENTS ARE CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

MANCHESTER

University of Salford, Media City UK,
Plot B4, Salford Quays, M50 2HE
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