Ace Your Self Tapes: Virtual Casting Workshop
The Acting world has completely changed in the past two years. When the shutdowns began, the industry had to make a shift to continue producing. This has resulted in castings being moved to a self tape format for the foreseeable future, putting actors in a precarious situation.
Instead of confirm, show up, perform and hope for the best, talent is being asked to rise to the occasion. Now actors are responsible for being the videographer, editor, and the actor any time they submit for a role.
In this workshop, we will teach you everything you need to know about creating and submitting self tapes at a high level to help you stand out in the best way possible!
- Accepting your Audition: Communication is KEY more than ever for actors. Replying quickly to audition notices and asking smart questions via email will give you a huge leg up.
- Your Image: Getting selected for an audition ALL happens through websites like Casting networks, Actors Access, etc. This means your profile makes or breaks wether you’re called for the audition or not. More than ever before, having an updated profile that looks exactly like you is vital to success.
- Lighting 101: Lighting is an art that takes YEARS to master. The visual representation of you starts with lighting. You don’t need a professional setup, but having knowledge of how to make yourself shine will give you a competitive edge.
- Mastering Audio: Audio is crucial in your audition. Simply put, if your audio is bad you’re out of contention. This video will provide tools and tips for how to make the most of what you have to work with to make your audio clear.
- Filming Your Audition: Believe it or not, the way you film your audition says something about you. This goes back to lesson #1 about reading the audition specs THOROUGHLY! Unless otherwise specified, film all of your self tapes horizontally for the best quality and viewing.
- Video File Sizes: Last but not least, we’re going to teach you how to compress your video for auditions that require specific video sizes.