Self Taping & Audition

Self Taping, Video, and Auditions in Connecticut :

We offer high quality self taping, video, audition clips, slate shots, and acting reels. As professional actors, we are aware of industry standards and will make sure your talent shines and the end product is competitive.
Self taping has become common for auditions. Casting professionals make their decisions very quickly, so it’s important that you can be seen, heard, and present a clean and professional audition tape. We make it an easy process and provide you with a professional and attractive finished product as quickly as you need it!
Our goal is to create a calm and welcoming environment to put you at ease during your self tape so that you can be creative and relaxed. We never rush the process and we don’t schedule back to back sessions, so it’s no issue if you want to spend more time. We want you to present yourself in the best way possible.

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Self Taping & Audition Session includes:

  • Nikon DSLR HD Video
  • Professional grade shotgun mic audio.
  • Professional actor available to read with you at no charge
  • Professional lighting
  • Professional Makeup application (optional/additional fee)
  • Slate Shots if desired
  • We use a medium gray paper as the default backdrop. We also have a Green Screen which allows us to insert any color or image as background for your footage
  • Please let us know in advance if you need Green Screen capabilities. There is an additional fee depending on your requirements. 

Self Taping & Audition Equipment:

  • DSLR Video – 2 Nikon D7100s
  • Rode NTG3 Shotgun
  • LED lighting w/ soft boxes
  • Davis & Sanford Tripod
  • Manfrotto, Impact, and K&M Stands
  • Zoom H4n recorder
  • Adobe Premier, Adobe Photoshop

We can provide additional audio work for musical theatre, voiceovers, or song demos. If needed, we can provide backing tracks as well as in studio accompaniment. 

Self Tape Delivery:

Included in our price is a basic cleaning (entrance and exit) and optimizing of the main audio/video tracks plus adding fade ins/outs and any titles as needed. Depending on the number of files requested, typical delivery is within an hour after session has ended. You are also welcome to wait while the files are created. Delivery is done via us sending you an email containing a Dropbox Transfer File link.
We maintain the files in Dropbox for two weeks unless you require a longer duration.

Self Taping Pricing:

Edited Rate – $1.5 per minute:
30 minutes – $45
45 minutes – $67.50
60 minutes – $90
We charge for the time to perform/record your scenes and watch your footage back to select the takes we will be editing. You do not need to factor in time for us to edit your tape – that’s included in the rate.

The minimum rate charged is for 30 minutes. Sessions that fall in between the time slots listed below are charged at $1.5/minute
We accept cash, credit cards, Paypal, and Venmo. Purchases are subject to a 6.35% CT sales tax.

Self Taping Hours:

Monday through Thursday
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday
11:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Due to Covid-19 we are currently closed. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we are reopened – Thanks!

✦ Other times may be possible – please inquire. Sundays we are usually closed but do ask about availability. (Sunday sessions add $20)
✦ Please use Contact Page Form or call/text 203-988-4190.

Studio Address & Parking:

Address – 56 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk, CT 06855
Parking – Please park on opposite side of street, parallel to curb, walk across street and up steps to front door. Thanks!


Here is an article from NYCastings.com on the importance of self taping.
For helpful tips on getting your best self-tape check out our recent blog post

Reviews

“I’ve booked two great film roles taping my auditions with Alexa & Andrew.”
Conor Timmis Actor/Filmmaker (First Signal, Finnigan’s War)

“I would wholeheartedly recommend Alexa and Andrew for both self-taping and headshots. They are professional and encouraging, while allowing the actor to participate in the process by showing the tape and photos as they go along. Alexa is easygoing and insightful and Andrew’s superb attention to detail and quick turnaround time is a gift to any actor” – Liz H