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Max Agency Talent Auditioning for Project EE!

Max Agency is a successful model and talent management agency in Canada representing menwomen and children. 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.

Max is thrilled to share that a group of their talent landed auditions for Project EE, a new commercial!

Matthieu H.

Nicholas M.

Tamas V.

Adam D.

Elly D.

Congratulations and good luck to everyone! We know you’ll all be great!

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For more of our awesome talent check out our roster at http://www.maxagency.com/

If you want to become one of our talent, apply here! http://www.maxagency.com/application.php

5 Tips For Making A Self Tape Audition

First of all, what is a self tape?

Self tapes are becoming more and more popular in the casting industry so you must become aware of them. Essentially a self tape is a video of your audition which you film yourself and then send to the casting director or client.

Max Agency receives self tape requests of our talent every week, so we thought we’d share some of our tips for creating them!

  1. Good lighting

Good lighting is a MUST for a good self tape! You want the clients to be able to see you, don’t you? In reality, even if you are the best actor for the job, if the lighting is bad in your video it could cost you the job. Do not make the mistake of having too much light as that will completely wash you out. It is best to use natural lighting or incandescent lights if possible, one pointed at your face and one pointed to your side.

A diagram from Breakdown Express can be seen here:

2. Good Sound Quality

You must be sure to have decent sound quality for the obvious reason that the person casting needs to hear how you deliver the lines. One way to ensure this is to perform the lines at a volume that the device you’re using can pick up. That means no mumbling! Another way to ensure quality sound is using a digital camera with a built in microphone, no need for anything too fancy. With the quality that smartphones provide now, recording on a phone is even acceptable!

3. No distractions

When filming a self tape, the least amount of distractions the better. That means visually and orally. Make sure there is no distracting background nosies happening whether that’s a loud family member or the A/C. Go to a quiet room in the house or wait until everyone has gone to bed. In terms of visuals, be sure to film in front of a solid coloured background, such as a blank wall. Make sure your clothing is also not too distracting, no logos or crazy designs just like for in person auditions! You want the focus of the video to be your performance not your surroundings.

4. Listen to instructions

Most self tape requests come along with a set of instructions from the casting director or client. Be sure to read over them carefully to ensure you are doing exactly what they want and submitting it properly. For example the instructions may say which props to use, how to act, the sides aka lines to say, etc.

5. Show your personality!

Just like any audition, the client is watching tons of actors and actresses performing the same lines over and over. Be sure to make yourself standout by showing your personality! This can be done while slating, before getting into the actual audition. Don’t be too monotone or serious; be professional and friendly!

Filming self tape auditions can be great! They allow you to audition from anywhere in the world, including your own home.  However, there are many mistakes that can be made which could cost you the job, so you must pay attention to the technical side! Re-watch your takes, reshoot if you have to and remember these tips!

Good luck!

Max Agency is one of the most successful model and talent management agencies in Canada representing menwomen and children. 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.

 

For more fun content, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

For more of our awesome talent check out our roster at http://www.maxagency.com/

If you want to become one of our talent, apply here! http://www.maxagency.com/application.php

 

 

 

Spencer F – Showcase Saturday!

Another week, another Showcase Saturday here at Max Agency — a successful model and talent management agency in Canada representing menwomen and children.

This week we will be featuring one of our younger talents, Spencer F!

Spencer is 10 years old and new to Max Agency, however he is not new to the acting industry. He has been working since he was 5 years old and has landed some amazing jobs such as a Major Presidents Choice Financial Campaign and a Nordstrom commercial.

One of Spencer’s favourite things about the job is travelling around to attend auditions. He gets to spend the day with his mom along with doing something he loves! His other favourite part is being on set; there is always something exciting going on!

One of his most memorable on set experiences was getting to meet Emmy Award winning Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany. Spencer was doing background work on the set of her hit show Orphan Black!

Another one of his favourite set moments was during the Nordstrom commercial when he was the only one on set permitted to eat the delicious cake! Watch the commercial here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MW9jpn3GZ0

In Spencer’s spare time he enjoys playing video games, as most 10 year old boys do! He is also an active member of the Owen Sound Aquatic Swim Team. Not only can he act but he can sure swim! He also enjoys reading, going to the movies and hanging out with friends.

Keep an eye on our blog  for new weekly features on our amazing talents!

 

For more fun content, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency!

For more of our awesome talent check out our roster at http://www.maxagency.com/

If you want to become one of our talent, apply here! http://www.maxagency.com/application.php