**Self-taping instructions**

If you’ve been asked to self-tape, we want to ensure you have all the information you need. If you’re taping as identical twins, you need to look alike! 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!…

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How do I self-tape?

We have been highly praised on the quality of our audition tapes, so let’s keep this up – please read the following BEFORE you start! We often ask actors to submit a self-tape and have complied the following tips and tricks to ensure you submit a decent one. Twins/triplets should always record together where possible! Rarely these will replace an actual audition but may help…

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How do I scan/sign documents?

CAMSCANNER CamScanner is a mobile app that allows iOS and Android devices to be used as image scanners. It allows users to ‘scan’ documents and share the photo as either a JPEG or PDF. This app is available free of charge on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. https://www.camscanner.com/ ADOBE FILL & SIGN APP Fill out…

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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 slate/ident

Camera/phone should NOT be hand held or move about. Rest it on a steady surface and film at eye-level in landscape mode!! 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: A close-up, head and shoulders, eye-level frame of performer(s), stating*: “Hi,…

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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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How do I audition on Zoom?

Since Covid, many auditions are now carried out over Zoom – and I think they’re here to stay! So we have researched a couple of helpful articles to help you make the best impression out of this kind of meeting. As well as reading the below links and watching the video… Instruction for Actor(s) auditioning Please read the following…

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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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Email alerts

Members must choose to receive castings calls. If you don’t want Instant posts, choose Digest. Here are the options: Public subscribers can choose to receive weekly Digest posts. Filter Emails We do send quite a lot of emails so advice you to set up a filter in your email client. Why? How? Your email client not listed? Google it,…

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What’s a COVID backup?

A Covid backup will NOT be used unless the confirmed first choice has to pull out due to COVID, so essentially, the backup cast will be receiving a fee for remaining on stand by.

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