Welcome Back!

Dear UBC Participants,

I'm thrilled to announce that after a year and half of being offline, User Based Casting is back!

I took the original, Ning-hosted User Based Casting website offline in February 2014. Over these past few weeks, I have re-created as much of our old site as possible on Blogspot so that UBC can once again help young actors and actresses improve their craft through peer feedback. (If you're a returning member and would like an overview of what's changed, please visit the FAQ page.) Although there are no immediate plans to hold new Voting Cycles, my hope is that this new version of the User Based Casting site will once again facilitate critique swaps between aspiring young actors who're passionate about upcoming YA book-to-film-adaptations.

  • To participate going forward, you will need to create a blog or website and upload your videos through a service such as Youtube, Vimeo, or even Facebook. (Be sure to tag your videos correctly so that other UBC participants can find them—see this page for instructions!)
  • Although you're welcome to ask for feedback through Youtube directly, I would suggest using the "link-only" privacy setting for monologues and publishing your videos as blog posts.

  • Be sure to check out the new User Based Casting Critique Station! Share your latest videos, swap critiques, and plan collaborations using our new chat room. (It even supports embedded videos—huzzah!)
  • Your content from the original User Based Casting is not accessible and will be permanently deleted within the next 30 days.

To get started, please visit the Participate page. Welcome back!!!