Everything you need to know for taping yourself professionally

Expert Guidance On:

Expert Guidance On:


Camera Setup


File delivery

Explore how to record professional quality auditions and deliver them directly to agents and casting directors, including:

  • Budget

    How to achieve outstanding results on a tight budget.

  • Mistakes

    Common self-taping mistakes to avoid.

  • Lighting

    How to understand and implement 3-Point Lighting.

  • Equipment

    How to select the best equipment for your needs.

  • Composition

    How to make composition choices that grab and hold viewers’ attention.

  • Applications

    Where to find recording and delivery apps that produce the best results.

  • Audio

    Professional audio tips and tricks.

  • Terminology

    Relevant audio and video terminology.

  • Compression

    How to understand and implement compression to meet file size requirements.

  • Delivery

    How to deliver your auditions efficiently and free of charge.

  • Devices

    How to secretly use your smartphone or tablet for professional self-taping.

“Tim Powell’s Self-Taping for Actors seminar is one NOT to be missed. I had very little clue what I was doing when I walked into the seminar but by the time I left I felt prepared and armed with myriad tools to achieve my very best. Tim’s clear presentation and affable personality make this already interesting subject all the more fascinating…and, dare I say, fun! I can’t recommend this seminar enough. Thank you so much, Tim!”Kimshelly Lessard: Actor, Singer, Organizational Specialist

Upcoming Workshops

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Monday, April 1, 2019
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
& Tuesday April 2, 2019
from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
AADA Los Angeles Campus
1336 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Open to AADA Members only

Netflix Studios
Satuday, May 11, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1455 N. Van Ness, Los Angeles, 90028
Open to Greenhouse Arts and Media members and guests



One-on-one sessions are available for the design, purchase and installation of your personal, self-taping studio space. We set it up for you and show you how to use it (rates are determined on a case-by-case basis).