Got another job using the tech

Hi Roz,

Just wanted to let you know that I got a small day player role on mtv show called Night... Auditioned as soon as I got home and messaged and emailed it to make sure they got the content ... They said they didn't have time to set up traditional audition session... Could this be the future of auditioning?? Sent from my iPhone

Background for home studios

An actor colleague of mine passed along a tip from his manager: use Fabriano Tiziano Sea Bright paper. It comes in 26x20 sheets which you can tape together as big as you want. You can use painter tape to put it up and take it down easily without ruining your walls. They are also very cheap - I got 10 sheets for less than $15 from Blick on-line.

James C. Stewart's update studio

G'day! I wanted to post a new pic of my little studio set up in the corner of the tiny room I now live in. Finally bought myself a little portable tripod, and got a mount for that to attach my iPhone as I will be using that as my camera for now. I took this pic with my camera option #2 - my iPad. Then in the good ol' NYC way of making do in tight spots, I got myself a little flood light which I prop up on baskets to get it high enough to get some light into that corner. This was my set up today for my Instagram videos I just shot :-)

Audition of the week submission needed

Does anyone have an audition they put on tape they would like me to review? Just email me the sides and a link to the video and I will review it during our call.   You have a  week to get it to me.  

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Dana's great Studio Questions

2.       The LimoStudio-Photography Photo Portrait Studio Kit – if I buy this do I still need a camera light or do these lights replace that?

Yes.  You don't need both.

3.       The Pro 72” Super Strong Tripod – will this work with a small point and shoot camera or do I need to buy some sort of attachment to secure my camera onto the tripod?  I have a small canon digital camera that takes videos and I will probably start with that first and see how it works before purchasing the camcorder.




Does your camera have a  tripod mount? This is a hole (about 0.5" wide) with screw threads. Most cameras have these. If your camera has it your are good to go!

1.       The Cowboy Studio Reversible Pop Out Background – what is the size on that?  Nothing on Amazon is $34.77 for this product.  It must have gone up and now there is one for $48.22 (4x6) and another for $52.07 (5x7).  Also, do I need to buy something to hold it up or can I lean it against a wall?

Yes. You can lean it.  Bigger is better. ( Warning folding back up can be a nightmare. I have to google a video to show me how to fold it.)  Depending on your wall you might need a clamp to hold it in place. I just lean mine because there's nothing on the wall.


Audition of the Week

Thank you so much for posting Vanessa Williams audition of the week! It was extremely helpful to watch the set up before and the audition. It's not so intimidating to do it yourself when you have to! Not to mention, it's rare and exciting when you can watch an established professional working in their craft! I've learned so much in one week already!

Tonya Canady