Tag: self-taping

  • 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…

  • 19 Tips for Parents of Young Performers Starting Out

    19 Tips for Parents of Young Performers Starting Out

    New to the world of casting and auditions? We have some advice to share with you from other parents of young performers to help you get started. Navigating a new industry can be daunting, especially when you’re doing so on behalf of your child. You want to do what’s best for them and that can…

  • Powerful Pause Meditation: Pre-Self-Taping

    Powerful Pause Meditation: Pre-Self-Taping

    This meditation is designed to help you feel more present and connected to what you love doing so you can bring your best self to your self-tape audition. When you’re self-taping at home you may find it harder to switch off as you’re having to wear lots of different hats. It’s important to learn how…

  • Perform More, Audition Less with Due Diligence

    Perform More, Audition Less with Due Diligence

    Actor and Voice Over Artist Sandra Gayer explains how due diligence can streamline your audition process, saving you time and energy to spend on actual jobs. “What do you do?” “I audition full time!” Does that send a chill down your spine? It does for me! Some performers get stuck in an audition rut. But what…

  • Advice for Young Performers from the Industry

    Advice for Young Performers from the Industry

    We asked some of our friends in the industry (and our in-house experts) for their words of wisdom for Young Performers based on their years of industry experience. We hope these are useful when you come to do your next audition or self-tape. It’s important to note that every agent can tend to work slightly…

  • A Reminder of our In-House Services

    A Reminder of our In-House Services

    As a mix of online and in-person casting are here to stay, we wanted to remind you that our dedicated studios are open, offering many different services to help capture your talent! We also have rigorous COVID-19 protocols in place to give you peace of mind so that you can focus on giving your best…

  • Meet the Casting Directors – Film & TV Casting for Young Performers

    Meet the Casting Directors – Film & TV Casting for Young Performers

    Casting directors Lauren Evans, Anna Dawson and Emma Stafford share their best advice for both parents and young performers on self-taping, the casting process, and how to be found through Spotlight. Spotlight’s latest Summer Session saw casting directors from across the UK answering your burning questions about film and TV casting, including Lauren Evans (London),…

  • Self-Taping: The New Rules for The New Normal

    Self-Taping: The New Rules for The New Normal

    An industry standard for self-taping now exists, we must all work to uphold it. A four day minimum turnaround, a maximum of six pages, protection for bank holidays. For years, these have been utopian ideals wistfully longed for by actors adjusting to the demands of self-taping. They are now a reality. A ground-breaking joint agreement…

  • Self-Taping Tips for Young Performers

    Self-Taping Tips for Young Performers

    For parents/guardians of Young Performers and all our members who are feeling a bit new to the art of self-taping, this article is for you! Written by our very own 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…