Tag: self-taping

  • Tips to Improve Your Self-Tape

    Tips to Improve Your Self-Tape

    Our troubleshooting tips and fixes for common self-taping issues, including what the best colour backdrop is, and the ideal camera setting. In all our years of providing industry advice and helping performers improve their Spotlight profiles, we’ve seen a lot of self-tapes, and we’ve noticed a few recurring issues actors are having while filming.  From…

  • How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    How to Make the Most of Your Spotlight Membership

    All of the benefits of joining Spotlight and why a Spotlight membership is worth it. Your Spotlight membership is more than just an online profile with access to exclusive breakdowns. It’s your gateway into the world of casting, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Here are all the ways in…

  • Meet the Casting Directors: Bernard Telsey and Kristian Charbonier

    Meet the Casting Directors: Bernard Telsey and Kristian Charbonier

    We catch up with Bernard Telsey and Kristian Charbonier to chat about casting ‘Theater Camp’, what makes for a good audition, and knowing when an actor is right for a part Bernard Telsey and Kristian Charbonier are prolific in the world of casting. Based in the USA, The Telsey Office cast everything from films, TV shows and…

  • Frank Advice from the Casting Director of ‘Vikings’ on Auditions and Self-tapes

    Frank Advice from the Casting Director of ‘Vikings’ on Auditions and Self-tapes

    Frank Moiselle’s top tips for how to audition well, how to make a self-tape, and what a good showreel looks like Casting director Frank Moiselle has worked on exciting projects, such as TV shows Penny Dreadful, Vikings, The Tudors and The Borgias. We spoke to Frank and asked him what advice he has for actors looking to get work through…

  • Young Performer Support Hub

    Young Performer Support Hub

    Welcome to Spotlight! This page is designed to support you on your Spotlight journey and give you and your child all the guidance you may need along the way. From refining their Spotlight profile to learning how to self-tape – everything you need is here. I’ve included some of my favourite articles and top tips from our expert industry…

  • 14 Tips for Finding Freedom within Self-Tapes

    14 Tips for Finding Freedom within Self-Tapes

    Leading acting and voice coach, Mel Churcher, guides us through the process of self-taping, and finding the freedom to act more naturally within it As well as running workshops and coaching a wide range of professionals for the past 30 years, Mel Churcher has also worked as an actor and broadcaster. Her session at Spotlight’s Open House drew…

  • Casting Director Nina Gold on ‘Slow Horses’ and Auditions

    Casting Director Nina Gold on ‘Slow Horses’ and Auditions

    Nina Gold talks about casting Gary Oldman in ‘Slow Horses’, wanting actors to do well in auditions and being right for a part British casting director Nina Gold could not be busier, having cast several shows currently streaming, including Apple TV+’s Slow Horses and Bad Sisters, Disney’s Andor, HBO’s Rain Dogs and Amazon Prime’s The Power. With two BAFTAs wins, and five…

  • Confidence in Auditions

    Confidence in Auditions

    Top tips to help actors approach auditions and self-tapes with confidence I’ve done a lot of auditions. I’ve been acting professionally for 30 years, performed on stage and screen in the UK, Ireland and Australia, and ran a theatre company in Melbourne for six years. I’ve worked across multiple genres: drama, comedy, musical theatre, Shakespeare, sitcom,…

  • How to Edit your Self-Tapes and Showreels

    How to Edit your Self-Tapes and Showreels

    Learn how to edit and export your self-tapes and showreels with our handy step-by-step guide With the rise in popularity of self-tapes and showreels, it’s more important than ever to know how to edit a video. Video editing can sound complicated, and you may think it would be expensive to get the right software, but this doesn’t have…

  • How to Prepare for Auditions and Self-tapes

    How to Prepare for Auditions and Self-tapes

    Performers Bella Ramsey, Laura Donnelly, Rob Brydon, Toheeb Jimoh and Asim Chaudhry share their preparation tips for auditions At this year’s CDG Awards, we caught up with some of the performers who guest-presented to ask them how they prepare for auditions and self-tapes. Here’s what they had to say: 1. Read the scenes you’re given Before…