The Actors Centre

Simple and Effective Self Taping

WHAT IS IT? This introductory workshop will help take the fear out of self-recording: teaching you the best techniques and how to make recording from home work for you. It will be suitable for actors who find technology more difficult, as well as the more tech-savvy who want to work on self-taping audition technique. HOW WILL IT WORK? This introduction will include advice on etiquette and best practice. We will look at video examples of what to do and what not to do when self-taping. There will be practical demonstrations and opportunities to have a go, Q&A and feedback. Bring a device you can record on - ideally a smartphone or laptop with appropriate connector leads if you have them, or just a digital camera will do. You’ll get advice on how to use some of the following: iMovie, Skype, smart phones, iPads, We Transfer, Castweb, Vimeo and You Tube channels to upload/convert your video files; or voice recording devices, such as GarageBand, memos or i-talk to send voice files. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? Learn how to direct and light yourself with a few simple reminders. Increased chances of getting that film, TV, voice or corporate job, via self-taping; a useful tool when applying for jobs in the USA or for some first round auditions in the UK, increased confidence in technology plus a step-by-step guide that you should be able to put into effect next time you have an audition to submit over the internet. We’ll also have a lot of fun too, exploring how lighting and framing can enhance and improve your audition. Price: £40.


Peter Oliver Warnock

Peter Warnock, who overcame a serious stammer as a child, is an actor, voice-over artist and highly technical voice and acting coach. He has an MA in Voice and Singing, has been a working actor professionally for over 20 years and is an ambassador for Equity. He developed Flow and stimulating muscle memory to increase reading styles and learning text. Over the past 15 years, he has recorded more than 6000 voices for radio, TV and film. Acting work includes: the RSC, Royal Opera House, the Abbey Theatre Dublin, over 100 hours of episodic TV and numerous commercials. As a teacher, Peter has worked with LAMDA, ALRA, BSA and the Actors Centre and runs his own training company, The Voice Zone, specialising in voice and acting. Most recently, Peter has voiced characters in the video game world and is the voice of DFS. For further information visit 


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