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Self Tapes — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

“If you are going to invest in anything, invest in a good home self tape studio.”

Tech issues are the very first reason casting does not (or cannot) watch your video. Howard Fine breaks down all the essentials to nailing your self tape, from placement in the frame, sound tips, reader rules and more.


About Howard Fine

For over a quarter of a century, Howard Fine has built an unshakeable reputation as the “Best Acting Teacher in Los Angeles”. He is highly sought after by actors, managers, agents, casting directors, producers, and directors, who know his coaching defines careers. Howard has taught thousands of actors, some from the very beginning all the way to the Oscar podium.

His roster includes stars such as Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Austin Butler, Kerry Washington, Gal Gadot, Michelle Williams, Justin Timberlake, Chris Pine, Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Salma Hayek, and many more. His reputation is built on remarkable expertise coupled with a unique gift to push and inspire on a personal level. Howard Fine all but explodes the stereotype of the screaming, bitter acting teacher that potential students fear. Instead his philosophy reflects that of mentor and close colleague Uta Hagen, and continues in his classes which seek to empower the actor. Howard still teaches his Acting Technique, Scene Study, and Audition courses, and has developed online programs suited to meet the needs of actors everywhere.

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