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CHECK LIST ITEMS BEFORE SUBMITTING:

- Follow the Selftape and Slate instruction if one were provided
- Highly suggest to shoot this video in a professional studio or setting
- If you are shooting this at home, stand against a solid neutral colored backdrop or wall in good lighting
- Shoot horizontal and use head and shoulders framing (medium shot) for self tape auditions
- We need to be able to see and hear you clearly with good audio
- Label your filename as suggested in the instruction or Name your Video File, with Agency Name, Role Name, Your Name
 Ex: Prestigious Powerhouse Agency, Role: Early Bride/ Amy, Talent: Kim Loan Duong
- Share with us any relevant skills, recent training or bookings we should include in your submissions
- If there is another role listed that you feel stronger about, please notate the reason why so we can request for a direct pitch
- Submit your selftape in ASAP and don't wait last minute near the deadline
- Email us once you upload a copy of your self tape to the agency portal so we can review it as well https://www.smugmug.com/upload/nQ5LpP/upload

For Theatrical projects, email la@imagepowerhouse.com
For Commercial projects, email commercial@prestigiousmodels.com
For New York projects, email newyork@prestigiousmodels.com

IMPORTANCE OF SELF TAPE

A good quality self tape has the potential of being shared for other projects, with other casting directors, producers and other professionals in the industry. Selftape not only showcase your acting abilities but also shows that you look the part, are photogenic AND can act while looking great on camera. Being able to self tape means that you have the time to nail your audition perfectly. You want to treat it as important as an in person audition. It can lead to more booking opportunities.

- Every selftape requires you to do something different.
- Pay attention to the self tape detailed instructions.
- It is important to learn how to adapt to fit the mood of the character you are auditioning for
- This means depending on the specs of the role, you want to adjust your wardrobe accordingly.
- Remember it’s not a one size fits all type of self tape.
- If they like what they see in the 1st preliminary round of a selftape, you will be invited for a 2nd callback to come into the studio for an in person audition.
- Do NOT wait until the last minute. Get your selftape submissions in as soon as possible

FRAMING

- The first thing we want to see when playing your video is a medium close up shot from the waist up or just right above your shoulder.
- This is important because they need to see your face clearly from the beginning.
- Do not start your self tape video with a full body shot of you being too far from the camera.
- We want to see overall body profile and proportion.
- If you don’t have enough space for a full body profile, leave your profile shot until the end of the video.
- Remember to continue to hold the camera horizontally for a wide angle shot and never hold it portrait even if it's a full body shot profile. The vertical angle does not flatter your overall body shape and proportion

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LIGHTING: 

Film during the day at the brightest spot in your house by sitting in front of a window.  Make sure you have enough lighting so you can be seen clearly without it being pixelating. 

- There are ring lights that plug directly into your smartphone or camera and come with a tripod stand and cellphone holder.  
- It does not need to be anything expensive where you can shoot anytime during the day.
- You can get the ring light by clicking on the image for less than $40 here: https://amzn.to/2EtDGgj

BACKDROP:

- Backdrop should be wrinkle free or standing against solid color
- Background color should contrast with the color of your clothing so you can stand out
- Make sure there are no clutter or anything distracting in the background
- You can get click  on the 10 x 10 Grey High Quality Backdrop image for $40: https://amzn.to/2EwUd2O

AUDIO:

It is extremely important that we are able to hear you clearly. Film when it is quiet and make sure sound is not echoey.

- Invest into a LAV mic here: https://amzn.to/2DqLVJe
- $52 Audio Setup for Recording, Voice Over or Gaming

WARDROBE:

- Clothing should be form fitting to show your body proportions and can be layered with a jacket or sweater to show a specific style. - Nothing too distracting / has large logos- This means depending on the specs of the role, you want to adjust your wardrobe accordingly.

MAKEUP:

ON Camera Makeup is a MUST for both make and female. When they say natural makeup it means on-camera ready makeup with the basics. - Eye concealer under eyes - Full coverage long lasting - Moisturize your lips with a tint of color It is important to learn how to adapt.

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT RESOURCES

Shoot your selftape by using a Camera or Smartphone are both OK as well.  Please be sure to hold your camera horizontally for a wide angle shot.  

MUST HAVE EQUIPMENT:

- $39 Ring Light with Tripod, suggested item can be found here:  https://amzn.to/33gAYFi
$52 Audio Setup for Recording, Voice Over or Gaming, suggested item can be found here: https://amzn.to/2BR9wCE

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