Commercial Headshots LA
Commercial Headshots LA by JMS
Commercial headshots are super important for any one in Hollywood trying to pursue a career in acting. No matter how big a star or how much a novice at some point every actor probably ends up doing some kind of commercial work. How I like to differentiate between commercial and theatrical is like this: Commercial you are selling something (Therefore you are bigger than life}, and Theatrical headshots you are all about selling your self as a product in a movie. So this can be broken down into two separate tools. One is the ability to use ones voice and outer appearance to sell products. The other tool would be using ones appearance to create emotions that tell a story and build a sense of empathy for the character. The ability of an actor to pull upon tools to help directors tell stories is what is necessary for building plausibility.
My tip for outfits for a commercial headshot would be earth tones and subtle colors. Pick a color that would compliment your skin tone and eye color.