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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

 

 

6 Best Amazon Finds

Welcome to another Tip Tuesday with Max Agency! We have been involved with the fashion, TV, and film for over 20 years, and throughout this time Max Agency has learned the best idustry tips and tricks from the source itself.

Today, we have found the 6 best finds from Amazon.ca, from accessories to lifestyle, there’s something for everyone on this list. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself, or looking for a gift for a loved one – Max Agency has got you covered!

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto modelling agency representing menwomen and children. MAX provides talent for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

For more weekly idustry tips and tricks, be sure to follow Max Agency on Instagram and Twitter.

Are you interested in joining our elite group of models and actors? MAX Agency is seeking new male and female Talent to fill roles in TV, Film, Runway, Print, Promotions and so much more! Don’t wait another day to pursue your dreams, fill out an application with Canada’s leading Agency today!

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

If you want to join our roster, apply 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

10 Best Drugstore Makeup Products

Welcome to Tip Tuesday with Max Agency! We have been involved with the fashion, TV, and film for over 20 years, and during this time Max Agency has learned the best idustry tips and tricks from the source itself. 

Today, we are going to help you say goodbye to overpriced makeup products, and share some of our favourite drugstore dupes that are perhaps even better than their “brand name” counterparts! 

MAX Agency is a successful Toronto modelling agency representing men, women and children. MAX provides talent for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

For more weekly idustry tips and tricks, be sure to follow Max Agency on Instagram and Twitter.

Are you interested in joining our elite group of models and actors? MAX Agency is seeking new male and female Talent to fill roles in TV, Film, Runway, Print, Promotions and so much more! Don’t wait another day to pursue your dreams, fill out an application with Canada’s leading Agency today!

For weekly MAX Agency news, updates, 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