Why do I need to pay in advance? Can’t I pay after we’re done?
There are many requests to tape - so your payment simply reserves your time slot. Without your pre-payment, we cannot guarantee the slot you need will be available for you.
Is a reader provided?
Yes, a male reader is provided. Paul will read with you; but you’re more than welcome to bring your own reader. If you prefer a female reader, we’ll do our very best to secure someone for your session. (When we’re finished taping, please pay her directly via cash, Venmo or PayPal @ $25/hr.)
What determines how much time I need to book?
It typically depends on these factors:
- How many pages you have to tape
- How many takes you’re asked to submit for each scene
- How prepared you are
- What your process is. Some actors prefer lots of repetition to eventually arrive at the take they’re happy with; while other actors prefer to come in with a set plan, simply do one or two takes and be done with it. Everyone’s different, so the length of each session varies.
Editing + uploading takes a little time (typically an additional 10-20 minutes), depending on the length of each scene and whether they’re labeled & sent separately or just as one single file. Casting Directors’ instructions vary from audition to audition.
What if I need more time? Can we extend the session if I need to?
Most of the time, we’re able to extend your session if needed. This is not 100% guaranteed, though.
(Any balance due must be paid with cash, Venmo or PayPal before you leave.)
How long will it take to send me the audition?
It’s our preference that each session is 100% complete before you leave. As soon as we’re done taping, we’ll edit and send your files immediately.
Do you give discounts?
Yes, but not for single sessions. Discounts only apply when you buy in bulk.
Purchase 10 hours in advance for $415 and save $235. Buy HERE.
Purchase 5 hours in advance for $255 and save $70. Buy HERE.
…or you can pay with Venmo.
Do you tape on weekends?
Generally no. But sometimes we do. This varies week by week, so just ask. Text Paul at 646.285.2447.
(A weekend session fee of $25 is added to all regular rates.)
What if I don’t have to tape but I just want to rehearse on-camera for a really important audition?
We do this all the time. Some actors have been doing this for big auditions - with great success - as they feel they’re that much more prepared for their audition in the room.
Can you edit reels and clips to upload to actors access, Backstage, Casting Networks, Cast It Talent?
Yes, we do this as well. You can also see some demo reels we’ve edited on this page.
Do you have a teleprompter?
No, we don’t have a teleprompter. But we can place cue cards next to the camera, if needed.
I have an audition for a musical. Can you also record songs?
Unfortunately not - as our studio is in a residential building. If you have to sing a quiet song within a scene, that’s fine. But for the most part, it’s dialogue only right now.