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24th May 2014 By Dan
With faster connection speeds facilitating same day video uploads, self taping is an increasingly popular way to audition. It’s a different beast from auditioning in person: You don’t have the advantage of a Casting Director in the room giving you notes and adjustments BUT you are able to try out as many readings as you need to get your best take (and without the jitters that might come with all those people in the room!). Whether you’re doing self tapes on your own or with Callback Headshots, here are some tips on how you can make the Self Tape work for you.
This blog was written for the wonderful acting community of Actor’s Connective Toronto.
Be just as prepared for a self tape as you would be for an in person audition (this IS your audition): Being off book is a must. You should have done a script analysis before going to tape and have made choices for your character. Are you sitting? Standing? What is your wardrobe? What are your eye lines? Come prepared.
Make sure your reader understands the scene: We’ve all been to those auditions where the reader flatly stomps all over your pauses or gives you zero energy back… With self tapes we can prevent that happening. Make sure your
22nd May 2014 By Dan
It was a pleasure spending the day at Toronto’s Connect Language School. These smiles arent faked… The students are genuinely happy to be there and the teachers are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about their work.
You can find out more info about this school, and see the photos we took, by going HERE
Here are some of the photos they used for their web and print. Click to enlarge.
What a fun photo shoot this was!
Like many Canadians, I grew up watching Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, and the rest of this classic comedy team do their thing on CTV or on the Comedy Network. In recent years they’ve been joined by the equally talented Penelope Corrin, Arnold Pinnock, Alan Park, and Craig Ferguson, for these yearly specials that skewer contemporary Canadian culture.
Air Farce asked us, through Callback Headshots, to do two sets of photos: Traditional posed cast photographs and then also something fun and New Years-y. We came up with some options and, keeping in mind the cast being great at improv and incredibly funny, figured that it would be fun to start with a “Classy New Years” vibe and then devolve from there.
The cast is as lovely in real life as you could hope… Funny, generous, and sweet.
Hope you enjoy. Click to enlarge.