Los Angeles Casting Associate and Actor
Mondays, 7:30-9:00 pm CST
Starting October 3, 2022
12 Student Limit, Ages 16+
Self taping is the norm and no longer the exception. Are your self tapes getting seen beyond the typical first 10 seconds? Are you grabbing their attention and keeping it from the beginning? Let’s face it. Most self tapes are not viewed by the casting director, but are seen by casting assistants or associates, and many don’t make it past the first round of consideration, mainly because of simple mistakes that could be fixed.
Tiffany Feese is a Los Angeles casting professional and actor, who spends the majority of her day watching self tapes for a living. She is a former casting associate at Freihofer Casting in Oklahoma, and is now a casting associate at Beverly Holloway Casting in L.A. She has viewed thousands of self tapes, and feels the overwhelming majority could be improved with some simple guidance and adjustments. Even if you have an amazing home studio, your tapes could still be falling short and could benefit from professional feedback.
This class will assign and evaluate four different self tapes from participants, focusing on the basics and building to the specifics that capture the eye of casting professionals. Improve your home studio, improve the look and feel, and grab and then keep the attention through the end of the scene.
Each week, participants will be asked to upload audition videos into a dropbox. They will be from either assigned material or even from past self tape auditions. Feese will watch with the class and evaluate production value (lighting, sound, location, camera, file quality) as well as acting performance.
In weeks 3 and 4 of the class, Feese will be joined by other casting professionals from around the country, who will also off their feedback and suggestions