Everything you need to know for taping yourself professionally

Upcoming Workshops


Tuesday, June 20, 2023
TV Academy
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST
Registered Performers Peer Group only.

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 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

Self-Tape Studio Consultation


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).