Sharon Garrison and Billy Mervis (videographers)
Sharon Garrison – videographer - Watch the SAG Foundation LifeRaft program with Sharon's presentation on audition taping: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D79zOFTiLfs
Dallas home studio is located near the Galleria in Dallas, just south of LBJ/635
email – firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 214-912-9519 (email contact preferred unless rush.) Please text me if you have a taping emergency! I try to respond to messages within a couple of hours. Please note that if I am on set, I may not be able to respond until end of the day. Thanks for your patience on that!
AVAILABILITY: No audition tapings available at present as I am on another project.
THE following instructions are for standard-length auditions with 1-2 scenes each 1-2 pp in length.
TO SCHEDULE A SERIES OF SCENES (MORE THAN 2 SHORT) OR TO AUDITION FOR
PRICING for On-Camera tapings and coaching: (discounts offered for SAG-AFTRA members!)
$40 - Maximum of 30 minutes – begins at “slate.” $10 extra for each quarter hour.
Actors should be thoroughly prepared and bring 2 copies of sides, plus a copy of agent/CD submission and taping instructions from agent/CD. Submission format is Quicktime (.mov) or mp4, and file will be submitted via YouSendIt, unless otherwise instructed. Special FTP upload instructions must be provided, and there is a $5 extra charge for videographer to work with you to upload audition to Eco-Cast or Nowcasting from my computer. No extra charge if you upload it from your home computer.
On-Camera Auditions with coaching session - this is Dallas pricing: (CA coaching from $150/session)
$75 minimum for one hour. $10 extra for each quarter hour.
Actors will be more successful if they are off-book (memorized) completely before they arrive. (Editing and uploading audition included in this price.) Coaching is also available to prepare for live auditions or prior to taping with another taping facility.
$30 for SIMPLE SLATE: (Name, Agent, 1-2 sentences and Full Body Pan.)
HELPFUL HINTS: When you are preparing to shoot a personal slate, either with me or another videographer, plan THREE things you can say about yourself that help tell who you are as a person, with 2-3 sentences about each subject. NOT memorized, please! Just talking. These should be things that you've done - maybe a show or a film/commercial, etc., your hobby, a passion, whatever makes you tick! Just plan the subjects you're going to focus on. The entire slate is usually about 30-45 seconds in length.
Call or email for appointment or additional information. (Email is best except in rush situations.)