Online Auditions & Self Taping

Presented by Magaly Colimon

To be held online via Zoom: 

In the era of COVID-19, casting directors and agents are making a dramatic shift to online auditions — including pre-recorded self-taped submissions and live auditions on videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom. Many acting gigs themselves are taking place in the virtual sphere, through live online events and self-recorded performances.

This workshop for the working actor will put you ahead of the curve in this new virtual era.

Whether you are planning to self-tape, preparing to audition live via Zoom with an agent, or if you are curious about how to adjust your live theater acting skills to satisfy the requirements of this medium — this is the class for you.

Topics addressed will include:

  • The elements of a strong self tape – editing, shooting, equipment, angle, how to save and label your file with your name/project name etc.
  • Acting with a remote fellow actor.
  • Translating your theater acting skills for the online medium
  • Practices and exercises allow for effortless, authentic on-camera performances.

Participants must be prepared to purchase the equipment needed for creating online auditions and self tapes: lighting, backdrop, lavalier microphone. Guidance will be given in class regarding what to purchase.

All participants must have prior training in scene study and text or character analysis, and must have some prior professional acting experience. Application required.