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how to self tape

Dos and Don’ts in shooting a self-taped audition.

We have provided simple guidelines below to help you produce great self-tapes. 

 

DO 

 

  • 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 

 

  • 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. 

 

Basic three-point studio lighting 

 

 

 

 

Equipment recommendations for recording your self tape.

 

Digital Camcorder, Full HD 270° Rotation 1080P 16X High Definition Digital Camcorder Video DV Camera (US Plug Black)

 

 

 

 

Emart 60 LED Continuous Portable Photography Lighting Kit for Table Top Photo Video Studio Light Lamp with Color Filters

 

 

Top Toronto Agency – New Auditions

We are so excited to bring even more audition highlights from Max Agency! Here at MAX, Canada’s leading Talent and Model Agency, we’ve secured thousands of high-profile, principle role auditions for our Talent in Toronto and surrounding areas. We take pride in our ability to stay competitive and successful with auditions and bookings for our Talent during this time. 

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto modelling agency representing menwomen and childrenMAX has been successfully providing Talent for the Film, Television, Fashion and Advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events for over 20 years. 

Take a look at our featured auditions highlights from this week from some of our accomplished Max Talent models and actors:

Did you know that MAX Agency is always seeking new models and actors to fill roles in commercials, TV series/film, and print?  Don’t wait another day to pursue your dreams, get discovered by MAX today!

For more weekly MAX news, updates, announcement, and industry tips, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency.

If you want to join our rosterapply here.

To see our awesome talent check out our roster.

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Have any questions? Read our FAQ or contact us at info@maxagency.com

Toronto Acting Agency – Audition HIghlights

We are so excited to bring even more audition highlights from Max Agency! Here at MAX, Canada’s leading Talent and Model Agency, we’ve secured thousands of high-profile, principle role auditions for our Talent in Toronto and surrounding areas. We take pride in our ability to stay competitive and successful with auditions and bookings for our Talent during this time. 

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto modelling agency representing menwomen and children. MAX has been successfully providing Talent for the Film, Television, Fashion and Advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events for over 20 years. 

Take a look at our featured auditions highlights from this week including Max Talent: Cherrida B., Rebecca L., Amir A., Martin A., Collin A., Maxck B., Alex R., and Darnell W!

Did you know that MAX Agency is always seeking new models and actors to fill roles in commercials, TV series/film, and print?  Don’t wait another day to pursue your dreams, get discovered by MAX today!

For more weekly MAX news, updates, announcement, and industry tips, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Never miss a moment with MAX Agency.

If you want to join our rosterapply here.

To see our awesome talent check out our roster.

Company Profile

Have any questions? Read our FAQ or contact us at info@maxagency.com