AC Presents: Self-Taping Auditions with Andy Clemence
Open to all Levels
Fee: $10 for AC members; $20 for non-members
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What's really required to create the best conditions for self-taping?
Casting directors are asking actors to be their own producers by submitting a “self-tape” for their auditions. But every taping demands something different, and every video camera (or smartphone) has different capabilities. This workshop focuses on the technical and artistic elements you need to know in order to make a professional quality audition tape in minimal time.
Class opens with an overview of the process for audition self-taping and what casting directors and producers look for in the videos. We’ll also cover: How to do a “slate,” working with a “reader;” what producers and Casting Directors want to see in self-tapes; some film acting techniques for delivering a “cinematic” performance; and tips on memorization.
Audition tapes will be shot using high-end HD video equipment and smartphones with step-by-step guidance from the instructor. Then we’ll cover an understanding of the post-process of editing the tape, different file formats, and sending vs. uploading the audition file to its destination.
ANDY CLEMENCE has been a professional stage, film, and voice actor for 35 years, appearing in lead roles at The Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre, American Century Theater, and Folger Shakespeare Theatre. He also performed for 15 years with the political comedy troupe The Capitol Steps, portraying President GW Bush all across the U.S. and Off Broadway. In Hollywood, Andy starred in a number of films for Syfy-Universal including Black Forest with Academy Award™ winner Ben Cross, Super Cyclone with Ming-Na (Marvel's Agents of SHIELD), and Rise Of The Zombies with fan favorite actor Danny Trejo. He also appeared as the Secretary of Labor on "House of Cards.” Andy holds a BFA degree in Acting from The Catholic University of America and is a life-long member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor's Equity. He is represented by Rogers/Orion Talent Agency in Los Angeles. Andy recently founded “Actors' Studio 7” to provide self-taping services and private coaching for actors in the DMV area.