ABOUT THE STUDIO
Just Tape it Studio is a self-tape coaching and recording studio based in The Valley / Los Angeles run by coach/videographer Tory Taranova. I specialize in coaching actors and recording and editing self-tape auditions for film, television, and live theater.
Clients record at the Sheman -Oaks based studio. Virtual coaching is also available.
Conveniently located near the intersection off the Hwy 101 & I405 in Sherman Oaks (San Fernando Valley / Los Angeles)
Exit Woodman off the 101. A few blocks from Fashion Square Mall
5031 Murietta Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
10 AM - 8 PM
10 AM - 6 PM
10 AM - 6 PM
10 AM - 8 PM
ONLINE APPT ONLY
NO WALKS IN ACCEPTED
Pmt required when book
STUDIO SPACE & EQUIPMENT
High Definition Canon DSLR camera
Studio photo backdrop
Crystal-clear dual system sound & boom mic
Waiting Area (outside patio)
Amenities: private bathroom, water, snacks
Props: folding chairs, stool, folding table, music stand, and more
Access to studio with professional camera and lighting
Professional reader (you may choose to bring your reader)
Experienced coaching (if chosen)
An edited video of your best performance, as selected by you during the session, and emailed to you post session
MEET THE COACH/VIDEOGRAPHER
Hello, I'm Tory Taranova, I am the business owner and main coach/videographer at Just Tape It Studio. I have a diverse background in this industry as an actor, writer, producer, director, and videographer. I've worked in casting offices and I know how they work. My focus is on taking care of every single detail of the audition process so you can focus on giving your best performance possible.
First and foremost I am a coach. I'll help you get in the right headspace no matter what you have going on in the outside world. From there we can find and fine-tune YOUR version of the character.
I am also a director with an anal-retentive streak; I notice things like your hair being out of place, distracting eye lines, the power of body angles in relation to the camera, eliminating distracting ticks, and more; all the subtle things that make difference.
Very often when you work with experienced coaches you sacrifice video quality; not with me. After 5 years of doing this, I have the coach/videographer/reader dance down. Your skin will look great and your voice will sound clear and strong.
This same attention to detail carries forward to editing your audition. I don't just slap it together. I watch through your takes from a casting director's perspective. I pay close attention to the rhythm of the scene when choosing start and stop points, and I color correct so you look your best.
Yes, there are other self-tape studios out there that run like machines. And if cheap and fast matters most to you in a self tape, I'm honestly not your best choice. But if you want to work with someone who truly is invested in you and making sure you have the best audition experience possible, from a performance and technical standpoint, I'd love to work with you.
SERVICES & PRICING
The studio operates in 30-minute increments.
Self Tape with Coaching
1 hr - $100
Self Tape Only
30 min - $45
45 min - $55
1 hr - $65
Tape due in less than 6 hrs. Your edit is prioritized before other clients.
+Outside Normal Business Hours
Sometimes audition emergencies happen and recording sessions or coaching is needed outside normal business hours.
Must call the studio to approve before selecting.
+Review Takes with Tory Post-session
**Adds 30 minutes to session**
In a standard session, you must choose your takes during your session before you leave.
Tory may take a look at 2 takes max for consideration when editing.
However, if you wish to review takes with Tory and oversee the editing process,
thirty minutes will be added to your session and an additional fee
There is a 5-minute grace.
If you go more than 5 minutes over your booked time, you will be charged in 15-minute increments @ $20 every additional 15 minutes.
You may choose to end your on-camera session 15 minutes early so we can edit it right then for no additional charge.
Ending 15 minutes early DOES NOT include take review. You must have selected your takes during the session. If you wish to watch takes, you may elect for the Add on "Review Takes with Tory Post-Session
OPTIONAL ADD ONS
When Do you Edit My Audition?
After your session. Price includes editing & delivery within 6 hours of the session ending. Rush delivery and in-studio review of takes with Tory post-session are available for additional fees.
How Do I Pay? Can I pay when I get there?
Payment is required when you book, and is processed via Paypal on the website. Post-session balances (running overtime, etc) are settled via Venmo or cash. Username @torytaranova
Booking outside normal business hours
If the time you need is outside normal business hours, please call us directly and we will try our best to accommodate you. Then select "outside business hours" when you book
Must pay for all time booked
You must pay for the time booked, even if you finish recording earlier than expected. You may use the remaining time to watch through your takes, or if at least 15 minutes is remaining, we can edit your audition before you leave
Raw footage from your session? No problem. But...
You may choose to bring an external hard drive (not a zip drive, it won't be big enough) and transfer the raw files of your session to the drive. If you wish to do this, please know the video and audio are separate files and you will need to sync them via an editing program. The video will also not be color corrected and audio may not be at the desired levels
For self-tape services, you must cancel your session 6 hours in advance cancelation policy in order to receive your refund. For all other studio services, if you cancel less than 48 hours before shoot day, 50% of the total balance is due.
You may reschedule your session online up to 6 hours before your session by using the online system