Who we are: Hudson Valley Actors & Film Creatives (we are a collection of people who work in the Film Industry in NYC and the Hudson Valley of NY).
Here is our volunteer form (CLICK): Please join us!!!
Thank you for visiting us to learn more about our efforts to coordinate the Protective Mask Making Initiative in the Hudson Valley Region of NY during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Low Budget Commercial Filming in Kingston in APRIL
ON CAMERA BUT NON- SPEAKING ROLES:
BOY 6 to 8 years old, slim, with blonde hair who can ride a bike (bmx type).
TEEN Male , slim, with blonde hair who can ride a bike (mountain type bike).
20-40 year old Male, slim, with blonde/light hair who can ride a bike (road bike with all the gear).
* We are seeking actors with blonde hair now, we will not be able to color hair, and no dark roots please
*Rate is $150 for an 8 hour day and this is a flat rate with no usage fee.
Dates for filming: Somewhat flexible... Will be one day during the first two weeks of April, 2022
Required testing for each participant including parents/guardians...
Before filling out the form get your CURRENT photos ready on your device
and 2 short videos that can be filmed on your smart phone, tablet, computer and uploaded to our form... turn your device the LONG WAY to video... like a movie... do not film in the upright position.
The first video
FILM you... TODAY with your DEVICE in a LANDSCAPE POSITION
Tell us your Name, the current Date, Height, Location, and a brief story about learning how to ride a bike, describe your current bicycle. Is it a mountain bike, 10 speed, bmx? let us know.
The second video
HAVE someone video you riding your bike for 30 seconds
AUDITION SUBMISSION LINK HERE
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE UPLOADING YOUR VIDEO you can send us an email to the email below with your videos and audition submission in the email.
If your child is new to the business below is a link about NY State requirements for children and the NYState Child Performer Permit
***Please do not use your one chance to get a temporary (first timer 15 day) permit until you have a 100% confirmed booking.
You are also welcome to ask us questions at HV Casting and we will do our best to help you.
Thank you for coming here to read about our efforts to coordinate the Protective Mask Making Initiatives in the Hudson Valley Region of NY during our COVID-19 Pandemic.
There are MANY patterns and videos and we will put them here below... AT THIS TIME we have initiated an effort to reach out to All the hospitals in the area and make connections with them so that the masks can be delivered directly to who can use them.
We have not yet received one medical entity in the region standardizing the process... this is our goal to make this happen.
We do know that with this recent effort to keep everyone home except ESSENTIAL WORKERS that
these essential workers could benefit from having the masks. Think of your local grocer, and take out restaurant workers, laundromats, mail and delivery workers, etc... they really could use the protection.
There are MANY patterns and videos and we list them here below...
General Guidance (These are merely common sense thoughts and not mandated by any entity)
1. Machine wash and dry the fabric BEFORE cutting it (if you are using cotton but not if you are making them from filters).
2. Clean/sanitize your sewing machine, ironing board and iron before sewing the masks.
3. Clean/ sanitize your sewing area before sewing the masks.
4. Not a bad idea to wear a mask on your own face and gloves while you sew (no one knows for sure if they are carrying Covid-19 or not... IF YOU HAVE IT DON'T SEW THEM and if you aren't feeling well DON'T do it)
Best UNIFIED Model we are hoping to coordinate something similar to this:
Providence Hospital. Their model is to hand out kits to specifically chosen seamstresses with a certain level of skill... and the kits are pre cut by the hospital.
This is selected text from their Resources for hospitals, clinics and health systems section:
We have received many requests from our health-care colleagues across the country about the steps we have taken to make our own face shields.
Here is the step by step guide we have used.
How to make our face masks
This video tutorial is intended for volunteers who have been selected to help us make masks. Our product uses medical grade material that is not available commercially. We are supplying volunteers with this specific material. Masks created with alternative materials may not have the same effectiveness.
Here is their whole page:
From Deaconess Hospital in Indiana
This tutorial is inspired by Dr Chen Guanting's post on fabric masks: https://health.gvm.com.tw/article.html?id=70825
HEPA filter type that are most like N95 masks
Heidi K. Eklund is the owner of Hudson Valley Casting and has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years.