On Your Mark: An Evening of Self-Tape Essentials and On-Camera Audition Skills

It is vital that actors know how to submit a self-taped audition.  With the accessibility of equipment, user friendly technology and the fast pace of the industry actors are frequently asked to submit a recording of their initial audition, and callback too sometimes, to be considered for film and TV work, and sometimes on stage.  Because technology makes the world a lot smaller, self-tapes are especially useful when an actor is in a different location than those making the creative decisions.

As prevalent as the practice is, self-tape equipment and set-up options vary, and are determined by the actor’s budget and what they already have available. There is no one way to do it. But there are better ways.

In this workshop actors will gain an understanding of the basics of a self-tape set-up, along with best practices to follow when submitting themselves for projects.  Actors will also be introduced to on-camera audition techniques they can apply to their self-tapes and when auditioning at casting offices.

This workshop is intended for actors of all ages.  Actors under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent.

When: Monday, October 21, 7 - 9:30 pm

Where: Hopkins Center for the Arts, Classroom

Cost: $125

Capacity: 20

Who is this for?  Actors who are being considered for on-camera work.  Actors new to self-taping.  Actors who are self-taping and want to up their game.  Parents of child actors competing in other regional markets and nationally.  Stage actors looking to compete in other markets.

Reservations:  ​To confirm your seat you must submit your non-refundable $25 confirmation fee.  The final payment of $100 must be paid 14 days prior to the workshop to secure your seat.  You may also confirm your seat by paying in full.

Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, credit card or PayPal.

To reserve a seat follow this link srvcsrendered.com/workshops.html#onyourmark

About the instructor:  Casey E. Lewis relocated to the Twin Cities from Los Angeles, where he lived for fifteen years.  During that time he worked on USA Network's "Colony," Showtime's "Masters of Sex," "Transparent" on Amazon and YouTube Red's "Do You Want To See A Dead Body?," as well as multiple independent short films and features.  In addition to voicing characters in video games and spots for Gradifi, The Digital Entertainment Group, Red Bull and Colonial Williamsburg, Casey has appeared on camera in commercials for Nissan, Chevrolet and Best Buy.  Casey's Twin Cities theatre credits include working with such companies as the Guthrie Theater, Yellow Tree Theatre, Old Log Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Frank Theatre and Park Square Theatre.  Casey received his BFA in Theatre/Acting from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and his MFA in Acting from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  More at caseyelewis.com.

While in Los Angeles Casey began SRVCSrendered, LLC, which specializes in actor promotion and performance support, helping actors achieve their career goals with strategic, high-quality business solutions.  Now based in the Twin Cities market, SRVCSrendered offers Audition Recording (self-taping), Website Design, Postcard Design, Business Card Design, and Coaching and Consulting services to help acting and creative clients perform better in their art and their business. More at srvcsrendered.com.

What’s been said?

“Casey Lewis with SRVCSrendered is the most insightful coach I've encountered.”

“Casey really took my talent to unprecedented levels.”  Simon Anthony Abou-Fadel, Actor

“He goes above and beyond for his clients and provides strategic counsel to ensure that each take truly represents the best of what an actor can deliver.”  Marcia Burrs, Actor

“I received some great tips and tricks that I was immediately able to apply to my own business as an actor. … I've been able to restructure my goals and look forward to taking things to the next level.”  Shawn Dunbar, Actor-Producer-Director

“He was professional and exceptionally gracious and helpful.  His feedback and suggestions truly turned her audition up a notch.  We will be recommending his services to all of our acting friends!"  Jessica Freeburg, parent of child actor

“He has the heart of a teacher and the desire to make a difference in the lives of those with whom he is interacting.”  Sean Byrd, Instructor, Department of Theatre - Normandale Community College

“… a skilled professional who can impart to others important lessons about the business and craft of acting.”  Zachary Bortot, Assistant Professor of Theatre - Biola University

Contact information

SRVCSrendered, LLC
Casey E. Lewis
Web site

Posted September 22