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Spotlight Workshop: Self-Taping Audition Solutions for Actors

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Date(s) - 05/11/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm



Auditioning has changed. To get the part, you have to change with it.

In this workshop you will learn the new standard for auditioning for film, television, and commercials: How to record professional quality auditions and deliver them directly to agents and casting directors.

Our instructor, Tim Powell, will share his valuable insight on how to produce clean, excellent quality, video-audition uploads on a restricted budget. You’ll learn how to make composition choices that will cause you to stand out and grab casting directors’ attention. You’ll also learn to light your auditions so that you look great on camera, what equipment you will need to get the best results, common self-taping mistakes to avoid, professional audio tips and tricks, and how to deliver your taped auditions efficiently and with the best file sizes. You will also get links to online tutorials, recommended products, and self taping resources, as well as recommendations for recording and delivery apps.

Any and all working actors need to have this information, whether they are taping their own auditions or if someone else does it for them!

Who should attend: Actors and anyone interested in the auditioning process.

Notice: This workshop will be videotaped. All attendees will be asked to sign a release form.

Requirements: Bring pen & paper, or other tools for taking notes.

By the end of this class, you’ll know how to:

  • Achieve outstanding self-taping results on any budget;
  • Avoid common self-taping mistakes that will sabotage your audition recording;
  • Understand and implement 3-point lighting; and
  • Make composition choices that grab and hold casting directors’ attention.

Instructor: Tim Powell is an actor, producer, coach and teacher, and has been recording and delivering studio quality video-auditions for actors since the late 90’s. Tim has acquired extensive knowledge and experience from more than a decade of running his own video production company and working with the industry’s preeminent casting professionals. Since 2014, Tim has been sharing his self-taping expertise in workshops for the Los Angeles SAG-AFTRA Conservatory and in Standing Room Only Workshops for the SAG-AFTRA General Membership at the America Film Institute, and in the James Cagney Auditorium in SAG-AFTRA’s Los Angeles Headquarters. This workshop typically costs about $200, but you get it here for only $40!

Because this workshop is being recorded, space is limited, so register now!

To register click HERE!


Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

The good folks at the Netflix Security Gate will need to see a government-issued photo ID to match with your name on the list we give them, so make sure you register and bring your driver’s license or passport with you.

How early should I arrive at the event?

You should leave yourself enough time to get through the security gate, park in the parking structure, and walk to the front door of Netflix, where we will have someone waiting to direct you to the workshop room. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

What are my parking options getting to the event?

Parking is free if you are on the attendee list – here are the guest parking guidelines:

  • Guest parking is located at 1455 N. Van Ness Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
  • Please enter the Main Entry via the security gate.
  • A current photo ID is required.
  • Security personnel will direct you to complimentary self-parking.
  • The Netflix lobby is located directly across from the parking garage.
  • Immediately after entering the building turn right down the hall and wait in the coffee bar area.

When does the early registration discount end?

Registration for this workshop ends at 4 p.m. on May 10, 2019. Early registration ends at 11:59 PM on May 3, 2019.