Self-Taping Course Content

During this Self-Taping Course you will: 

  • Learn what kind of equipment should and can be used and the correct resolutions
  • Learn how to set the frame, scene and lighting
  • Prepare the character
  • Learn how to use another person to support the scene
  • Learn how to do it alone and fake a scene partner
  • Rehearse a shoot
  • Film the scene two ways and edit 
  • Learn how to compress and send the scene


  • level
    Level For any actor looking to hone in on this essential skill.
  • training
    Equipment It may be useful to bring your phone, but it is not required to bring any equipment for this course.

Benefits of this course


  • You'll take away a clear how-to guide to use for every self-tape, for any role
  • You'll develop greater technical understanding of self-taping
  • You'll have a clearer idea of what the industry is looking for

Curious about Self-Taping?

Self tapes are a way for actors to audition for a role or opportunity without attending a casting.  Read our blog here for some of our top-tips. 


Classes starting soon


Register Your Interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

Self-Taping venues

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Self-Taping tutors

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses: