Ellen M. joined MAX Agency in Summer 2021 and has been invited for 4 auditions so far.
In her day-to-day, she is an entrepreneur who owns and operates two companies – one in hospitality and the other in data management consulting, and she is also the President of a local not-for-profit.
She spends her free time with her many pets at home or on the road – she loves to travel, especially on road trips! Her hobbies include aerial dance (pole, silks & lyrah), guitar, learning new languages, and actively participating in the local acting community in her hometown, Ottawa, ON.
She is motivated by personal growth in herself and those around her. She is always eager to take on new challenges and to learn new skills. Her aspirations in being an actor are to inspire others to strive for their goals, defeat the impossible, and hopefully enable others to experience some enjoyment from her delivery in productions.
Some of Ellen’s favorite quotes are “Fake it till you make it.”, “Where there is a will, there is a way.”, “You’ve got to stand for something, else you’ll settle for anything.”, and “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”
We have provided simple guidelines below to help you produce great self-tapes.
Be professional and prepared when you tape yourself. Treat this audition the same as you would if you were physically in the room with the casting director.
Record your audition in front of a solid coloured curtain or a blank wall. Too much clutter in the background can distract from your performance. Also, be aware your outfit should not blend or contrast with the colour of your backdrop.
Find a quality reader. Make sure your reader stands behind the camera, to ensure your focus and positioning is towards the camera. Your reader should not be seen on camera unless requested.
Don’t use a webcam, we recommend using a digital camcorder that fits your budget and have a peer operate the camera for you.
Overhead fluorescent lights create deep shadows on your face which can make you look aged or change your appearance completely. Ideally, use two incandescent lights (bulbs with filaments). One as a key light, set to the opposite side of the camera a little farther away and pointed at your face. If you are filming in a bigger space and need more lighting, set a second light opposite side of the camera, pointed at your side.
Castings has requested a certain number of takes and/or scenes. Doing more than is asked could be considered presumptuous by the casting director. Don’t do more than the castings has asked for.
Equipment recommendations for recording your self tape.
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MAX Agencyis a successful Toronto kids modeling agency. MAX Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.
Two of MAX’s adorable young talents have been invited to audition for Project Moose (Commercial).