**Self-taping instructions**

If you’ve been asked to self-tape, we want to ensure you have all the information you need. Read FAQs prior to starting each audition! If you’re asked to tape lines: If you’re asked to complete any forms: If asked to complete forms, do not provide ANY personal contact details for yourself! Instead, use the following: Uploading media: All files should be renamed:…

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Tips for young performers

For parents/guardians of Young Performers who are feeling a bit new to the art of self-taping, this article is for you! Written by Nicholas Peel, who has mountains of experience in this field, the article guides you through. From the bare necessities, to tips on filming, lighting and sound and finally, editing and sending your file.  https://www.spotlight.com/news-and-advice/tips-and-advice/self-taping-tips-for-young-performers/

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How to slate/ident

When asked to tape a separate slate (or ident) along with your audition self-tape, the Casting Director generally wants a very short video, shot in landscape mode, consisting of: *My name is “Full Name”My agent is TV TwinsI’m 12 years old and 5ft 6I’m from Newcastle and live in LondonThis is my identical twin sister, “First Name”… Camera/phone should NOT be hand held….

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How to self-tape an intro video

Good practice for self-taping is to record a very short introductory video of yourselves together – please do this as twins rather than separately, and make no mention of any castings – this is for your profile and we can only accept ONE tape! Use the tips set out at HOW TO SELF TAPE then… It should last no more than 2-minutes please! Upload directly from…

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How to edit/merge video files

Unless specifically requested, please submit only one video. If you have recorded multiple videos please join them together into one video file using the Photo App on Windows 10 or Quicktime Player on the Mac Windows 10: Merging videos with Photos App Mac OSX: Merging Videos with Quicktime Player To reduce the size of your video we recommend using a free program for…

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