The whole experience is easier if you adopt the attitude that you're in this group to have fun, make friends, and learn from others with more experience. Join in the chatter, attend parties, enjoy it! That's how you make friends, contacts, and get to be seen as somebody great to work with and spend time with. If you do this, and be patient, things will happen.
My advice is...
Spend all your time, money, and effort on making yourself look the best you can. Do not copy others, take advice from others by all means, but make yourself stand out.
You should ensure you have what most directors consider the best prim attachments or Mesh bodies ideally. Cocks, pussies, prim boobs ( Lola's Tangos, or Lush being two popular brands. ) , cum layers, The Areos or X4 cock, and X4 pussy are all popular. But whatever brand you go for, spend as much as it takes and go for the highest possible quality......
Edit : It's been some time since i wrote this feature, i'd say a fool proof way of checking out right now what is 'hot' and good, would be using the filters on SL Market Place, where you have options to select 'Highest Rated' versions of whatever your searching for to see how 'good' it is, and also you can read reviews there too. It can also be useful also to use the 'Best Sellers' link on the front page of MP to see what's popular right now. It's likely the porn scene reflects what the general SL population is finding the best to wear, or use right now across the board.
Remember, if you make yourself too specialised, and only appealing to a few, ie one particular style or fetish then you limit the movies you're suitable for. make your look adaptable.
The bigger the range of shots, and more diverse the better your chances. because you're more likely to fit a potential role no matter if it's cute innocent, or slut etc.
Network. Make friends, attend Pornstar's Parties, follow the movie scene. Directors like to know you are serious. Being knowledgeable about their movies or the whole scene in general is a sign you're interested and here to stay. Some projects take time to film. many directors have been burned, by cast members just vanishing. leaving them high and dry. They are taking a risk with you when they cast you. make sure you do all you can to put their mind at rest. Also they are going to have to disappoint a lot of people if they choose you. make sure you are worth it!
There is no getting around the fact, the bulk of directors cast their friends. This may seem unfair, but everybody logs into SL to have fun. Spending time with people they like is a natural thing. Also friends have often proved trustworthy and reliable, or casting them can be a way to repay their friendship. Other than that they cast people they like or they have been impressed by. That being people they've seen around and seem fun. Not people seen as the cause of drama, or somebody they are going to have a stressful time directing. Life is way too short! SL doubly so. If you're a fun person, project that in group chat, or Pornstar gatherings. Let everybody see what a nice person you are to work with. If you can become friends with directors and be somebody they link with fun, then you are in with a great chance.
As a newcomer, never pitch movie ideas right away to a experienced director. It comes across as "make my movie for me, put me in it, do all the work for me, and make me a star!" . Often they are creative people, sometimes with a list of movie ideas as long as your arm. To take time out and do your movie is a lot to ask. When many others are thrilled to just get a role in a movie. it can make you look pushy. Once you're a big star, and on closer terms with a director then you can chat about some concepts.
Be prepared. I have worked with some great people. The best ones make your life very easy as a director. They contribute ideas, but they don't presume to "back seat direct". The best land on the set looking fantastic, having asked you before hand your requirements. They will give thought to things such as hair being suitable for filming. They also pay attention on set. It's not just a matter of sitting on a pose ball, and then diving into your IM's or group chat. If a director needs you to move, adjust, edit something you need to be paying attention. To make a director wait 5 or 10 mins before they can get your attention is a long time and very frustrating. Directors are often a close knit group, and making a good impression could see you getting cast by their friends who also direct.
On very rare occasions, film shoots can become a fun, hot time, and filming has been known to get abandoned!!! Sometimes the director is just looking to grab pure sex shots and you can have fun among your co stars. However do not go to a film or photographic shoot with the expectation that it is an excuse for a hot sex session. For the most part , film shoots are quite serious affairs and the best directors are more concerned with getting lighting and angles and continuity right. You will often find the best erotic movies are quite mundane when being filmed. The need to get the shot right can mean repetitive takes which, is not at all sexy. They get hot when the movies are released, and on show to our community. When all the work is done. Then everybody can relax and enjoy it. By the same token casting couch sex rarely leads to guarantees of being selected in movies. If you feel horny and like each other fine then have fun but do so without expectations.
One last sure fire way to become an actress, actor or model cast in as many shoots as you like Is to become a director or photographer yourself. It's not as difficult as you think. It's a 100% way to get out of the dilemma of waiting for your chance to be in a movie or Photo Shoot. Placing everything totally in your own hands! In the history of the Second Life Porn scene the biggest names with just a few exceptions have all in some way produced their own content at times.
In fact I will be covering just how to become a SL Movie Director in the next article!