With COVID having greatly disrupted the casting process, now, more than ever, actors are being called upon to send a casting director their self-tape in lieu of an audition. What’s more, a self-tape is often the best way for your agent to have you considered by out-of-town productions, as well as roles you may have not initially been considered for. The key to self-taping at home is understanding and familiarizing yourself with the technical aspects so that you can comfortably focus on the most important part: your performance.
This workshop is primarily focused on the technical aspects of preparing, filming, editing, formatting and sending a high-quality self-tape.
Produce a high-quality self-tape at home with basic and accessible equipment.Objectifs spécifiques :
At the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to:
- Prepare for the requirements proposed by a casting breakdown;
- Analyze your space, target its strengths / weaknesses, and interpret solutions;
- Set up a self-tape space, with either equipment you already own or affordable alternatives / upgrades;
- Produce a self-tape clip with a basic understanding of lighting, sound and camera;
- Create a finalized and formatted video using iMovie;
- Deliver your tape to the casting agent’s specifications.
To achieve the objectives of the training, the main techniques used will be:
- Interactive presentation;
- Presentation of examples and models;
- Individual and group exercises.
Actors or anyone that have to send self-tape to Casting Directors.
No skills required
- Please bring a short, 3-4 line scene as audition practice material.
- If you have your own camera or phone you intend to shoot your tapes on, please bring with you so that you may practice applying the techniques on it in class.
- Allow time to practice at home on the weekend between classes.
Access to lab (MAC) and editing software (iMovie)
In order to ensure the quality of its training programs, Inis invites each participant to make a written evaluation of the course and the trainer.