Until further notice, ALL appointments are being held over Zoom. It has exceptional audio/video quality and will still serve your self-tape well, you just need to have a studio setup at home. (If you don't have a setup, click here for some ideas.) We will still provide coaching and be your off-camera reader but then editing and delivery will be taken care of on your end. (We're also lowering the prices by 20%)
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Orlando Audition Taping
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Film and TV casting is turning to self-taping more and more often, leading actors away from the in-person experience. Actors are now tasked with being both actor AND director, having a great studio setup, and making bold (yet grounded) choices that will lead to more and more requests from Casting.
That's where we come in. Let us help you with the heavy lifting.
Please select how much time you would like for your session. Once you book a time, you will receive a confirmation email with address and instructions.
After you book an appointment, you can expect a confirmation email including the address, day/time, and name of your coach for your session. When you arrive, you will have access to a restroom and comfortable place to sit while you continue preparing for your audition.
In the room, we may go over the scene once so that everyone is on the same page (literally) and then we'll start rolling! We'll work until we land on a great version of your interpretation. If we have ideas or other interpretations to layer into the scene, we'll work that in and then we can decide together which take(s) to send off.
All auditions are filmed on an HD camera with a stereo shotgun mic, excellent lighting, sound absorption panels in the room, and a monitor for easy playback. After your audition, our team will edit, label, and deliver your files to you and/or your agent.
Boom. Stereo shotgun mic drop.
How much time do I need?
That's completely up to you and how you like to work. In general, if you have 1-4 pages of sides and want time to play with it a bit, a 30 Minute session should suit you fine. If you have 5+ pages or really want the time to breathe and try new things, then an hour will offer you that space.
What if I don't use all my time?
You'll be charged for the amount of time you reserved. If you finish your audition early, feel free to keep working or use that time to pick our brains!
What happens if I go over in time?
Up to 10 minutes over will be an additional $10. More than 10 minutes over, and you will be charged in 15-minute increments.
What color is your wall?
We use professional seamless photo paper by Savage and our color options are light blue or light grey.
What should I wear?
Layers are always good... a light jacket, hoodie, or button-up over a shirt adds a lot. Stick with solid color or simple patterns. No logos or anything that draws the eye away from you. Think about what the character would wear. When in doubt, bring options and we can let the camera decide.
Do I need to send the scripts to you in advance?
In your confirmation email, we will provide you the address of your studio as well as instructions for the session, including where to send your scripts.
How do you deliver the files?
We use WeTransfer. You will receive an email with a link that will play the video(s) on your phone or download the file(s) directly to your computer. We also save the videos for 1 year, in case you need them again.
How do I pay?
We can take card, cash, or check in-person after your session is finished.
What if I need to cancel?
Due to the nature of an actor's work, our cancellation policy is flexible. You're welcome to cancel or reschedule at any time up to 3 hours from your appointment time. If you cancel your session within 3 hours of your appointment time, you are subject to owing your session fee in full, at Book From Tape's discretion.
Save 23% with a punch card
Self-taping is a heck of an investment. Those hours add up quickly. As a way of acknowledging your commitment to working on your craft, we offer a punch card that allows you to pre-pay for 5 hours (ten 30-minute sessions) in advance. It's a physical card so you always know how much you have left and it can be redeemed for any coaching or taping session at either of our locations.