A Critical App for an Actor’s ToolKit – Hedshotz Pro!

Total Score:  29

Are you an actor, or have you thought about seeking parts in movies to earn some extra money? If this is your chosen path, you need head shots.  Better yet, you need an app that allows you to capture head shots and your résumé and send them to interested parties.  In today’s environment, making connections is critical.  Having your credentials ready to send the moment someone expresses interest could make the difference between getting a part or missing an opportunity.  Of course, there is an app for this, HedShotz! Pro

Price Rating = 5     The cost is $2.99 for the Pro version and 99 cents for the regular version.  In the Hedshotz! version you can store up to two photos but no résumé.   The Headshotz Pro! version allows you to have unlimited photos in your gallery and a résumé.

Ease of Use Rating = 5     Very easy to use.

 Readability Rating = 5     The fonts are a good size and easily readable.

 Will You Use It Rating = 4     This is a very user specific app.  If you have any interest in acting, it seems like a must have.

 Downsides Rating =   0     I haven’t identified any downsides.  It worked easily for me.

   Consumer Review Rating = 5     There are not a lot of ratings at this time.  Currently the regular version has five stars and the pro has one star.   I will go with the non-pro rating since it is not fair to base a rating on one person’s opinion.

 Why Do You Need This App Rating = 5     If you are an actor then you do not want to miss an opportunity to provide your information to an interested person.

How does it work? 

  1. The icons are on the bottom of the screen.  You can tap the CAMERA icon to either take a photo or use an existing photo.   Once you have taken or selected a photo, you can tap USE to select it.  You can select multiple photos to create a gallery.   When you are in the camera mode and select a photo you see a TIPS option.  Tapping it gives you some suggestions for creating a professional image.
  2. You can tap the RESUME button to fill in the blanks for your key info.  (Name, Membership/Union Eligibility, website, email address, phone number, height, weight, age range, work experience, training and agent information)  It creates a professional looking resume.
  3. You can SHARE your résumé and photos through Facebook or email.
  4. You can adjust the SETTINGS to include your phone number on the image (or website, email or agent phone number).  You can also set the SHARE option to include just the head shot, just the résumé or both.

After reviewing this app, I think any actor would want to have this information ready to go at any time.  The app is low-cost and this is a good way to create professional head shots.  Okay, actors, let me know what you think and how you use this.

 

Devices:   This app is compatible with iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S and 5), iPod Touch (3rd, 4th and 5th generation) and iPad.  It requires iOS 5.0 or later.   It was developed by Stringtown Media LLC.

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