A workshop specifically designed to help take your self-tapes to the next level and get casting talking about you.
STANDOUT SELF-TAPES breaks down into the two key pillars of any great taped audition: Technical Setup & Acting for the Camera
To deliver a standout self-tape, you need the right tools. And they don't have to cost a lot! I'll share all the different setups I've used over the years while also showing you everything from how to install a pro studio in your home to simply using natural light and your phone taped to a stack of books on a table. (remember, no one sees your setup!) We'll cover smartphones, DSLR cameras, tripods, backdrops, lighting from A to Z, and how 99% of my problems are fixed with tape.
Acting for the Camera:
A focus on being specific; specific with your character's circumstances, specific in your relationships with the other characters, having specific thoughts and opinions within a scene, and specific about the moment before the scene even starts. Other dynamics we'll cover are how to deal with overly physical scenes, scenes with multiple characters and eyelines, and finding organic physical business in the white space between the lines.
I've also got lots of tips and tricks to share on finding clues and avoiding "traps" when breaking down the material. By the workshop's end, you'll also be able to identify and execute the different approaches to a co-star, guest-star, film, or series regular audition, and understand how important it is to approach each one within its genre.
We'll also have a detailed Q &A where I'll answer any and every question you have about self-taping.
HOW IT WORKS: This class will meet once a week (via Zoom) for three consecutive weeks. All you need to bring is a good internet connection.
NEXT 3-WEEK CLASS IS:
Thursday, Feb 8th - 7:00-9:00 pm EST
Thursday, Feb 15th - 7:00-9:00 pm EST
Thursday, Feb 22nd - 7:00-9:00 pm EST
I loved working with Max! He is super patient, informative, and encouraging. Can't wait to work with him again!- Madison
A true SUPERSTAR!! Max offers enthusiasm, intelligence, and great ideas!- Rachel
This Guy? REALLY KNOWS his business… Work with him!- Daniel