ACTOR SERVICES

Our dedicated team works hard to offer high-quality service. Have all your work done professionally here at Shoreline Studios. Do your thing and we'll take care of the rest.

 
 
 
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SELF-TAPED AUDITIONS

When all you have to offer is a video, make sure it's a cut above!

 

Shoreline Studios has been the professional actors' choice for taped auditions for the last 20 years. We are thrilled to partner with videographer extraordinaire, Mike Wollin of Mike Wollin Studios to provide full-time actor services here at Shoreline. Mike is the first choice for many of the productions in Vancouver and taped auditions for actors from coast to coast.

 

Mike's Direct Line: 778-389-7359

Note: You can also book an appointment via Shoreline

 

Yes, you need to bring the talent, but you also need to present yourself in a professional manner - which means the little things matter! The last thing you want is a casting director or producer distracted by the cat crawling in the background or whether or not they can hear you properly.

 

All sessions are done in our fully sound-proofed studios so you have the comfort of knowing the taping is done in a professional environment and a format the casting directors expect and are familiar with. It simply shows that you care enough about your audition to have it done right.

 

RATES:

30 Minutes - $45.00 (TAX INCL)

45 Minutes - $56.00 (TAX INCL)

60 Minutes - $68.00 (TAX INCL)

 

We work efficiently so that you can too. We only bill for the time used.

AUDITION COACHINGS

Got a big audition coming up? Raise the stakes with our acting coaches!

 

Whether you need help with preparing for an audition in front of a casting director or want to prepare before you do a taped audition, our group of professional acting coaches will give you the extra edge you need to set you apart from the others.

 

Our coaches are full-time working actors who have a clear understanding of the casting process in today's market. They will help you understand the character, understand the audition process and help you prepare to make a great impression and deliver a solid audition.

 

Please Note: Minimum 1 hour booking

Need a coaching AND taping?

Give us a call and we'll help you set it up.

 

Are you a part of the #ShorelineSquad? Inquire about student rates!

DEMO REELS

Work with a professional to present yourself as a professional!

 

FILM

It's not an easy task, compiling your scenes for a demo reel, so turn to the professionals who can make the process easier and less intimidating.

 

With over 15 years of Film and TV industry experience, our editors will work along side you to highlight the best of your work.

 

RATE:

60 minutes - $60.00

A typical reel takes 2-4 hours to edit.

VOICE

Whether you’re recording your first demo or it’s time for an update, we’ll help you create the perfect mix of characters and voices to showcase your range! From animation to narration, and all of the unique genres in-between, we’re excited to help you achieve your creative vision.

 

With a variety of packages, find the one that works best for you and let’s get started!

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SLATESHOTS

Get your head in the game!

 

A SlateShot is a 7 second video that brings your headshot to life!  It's your introduction to casting; telling them something about yourself that they can't read on your resume. It gives them an idea of who you are and what you sound like. The process is quick, easy and many casting directors use them to get to know the REAL you.  

 

As you only have 1 chance to make a good first impression, you should give it your best...and that includes getting your Slate Shot professionally taped.  Come to Mike Wollin Studios via Shoreline Studios.  Afterall Mike is considered the best Actor Services Videographer in Vancouver.  

 

RATE:

$20.00 per Slate

We’ll upload the slate to your account for you!

 

 

Preparation:  As casting will click on your headshot to see your Slate Shot, it's best if you come looking like your headshot: same hair style, shirt (top), etc...

 

If, after looking at your headshot, you realize you need new one, why not get a SlateShot done at the same time.  Perfect for consistency with the video and headshot!  Ask your photographer if they can do your Slate Shot!

 

GET AN AGENT (PRODUCING A SCENE REEL)

Shine in your debut!

If you're seeking representation, we can help with that! Work with any one of our fantastic acting coaches to put together a stunning package to present to industry professionals to showcase your capabilities.

 

Have you been working on some scenes that you now want to get polished? Bring them!

 

Package Details: 2 Contrasting Scenes in 3 Sessions!

  • Business Consultation

  • Professional Acting Coach to help you workshop the scenes.

  • Professional Camera Operator for video production and editing

  • Digital Copy and Live Link.

 

INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS & QUOTES!

 

Please note: Signing with an agency is not guaranteed through this process. We have simply composed a game plan which incorporates the essentials actors typically are asked of when meeting other industry professionals (i.e. Agent)

 

 

 

THE BIZTALK

Get to know the industry like an insider!

  • Who Are You? Understanding the Game

  • Meeting Industry Standards with Your Actor Package

  • Who’s Who - Agents, Agents, Agents

  • How to Be A Proactive Member in Your Career

  • What Happens Now?

  • ...and more!

This industry is a wild one and you're sort of expected to know everything on Day 1... yet the information isn't always readily available. We believe in working smarter, not harder - our motto is ‘budget your budget and budget your time’. It’s your career so let’s do everything we can to make it the one you want. 

 

Aside from being a professional screenwriter and co-owner of Shoreline Studios, Kim Chinchilla has been navigating the world of being a mom of a working actor (Grayson Gurnsey - Virgin River, Game-On) for 11 years and counting.

 

She has jumped through the hoops, learned the do’s and don’ts, and is now here to share her decades of experience. Book a one-on-one tailored industry talk and get all the inside tips so you’re ready for your turn. 

 

Whether you’re an actor or a parent of an actor, come with your questions and we’ll get you answers.

"I can't tell you how thankful we are to you for your time and knowledge. You are a fountain of information and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to sit down with you... It certainly helped us a ton!"

- Stacey, John, and Sophia P.

Who Is Kim Chinchilla?

Kim Chinchilla has been in the industry in one form or another for three decades. A graduate of the Mount Royal Theatre Art Performing stream she quickly moved forward into writing. It most definitely would have remained her focus had fate not stepped in, in the form of her 8-year-old son declaring he was an actor and that his life and passion were passing before his eyes. (He may have gotten his dramatic flair from her) Her son was able to get into an adult-only yearlong workshop and Kim thought life would get back to normal. How wrong she was, becoming the parent of an actor is intense. Think being a hockey mom but juggle schedules and driving with learning to prepare an acting package, find an agent, teach her young son how to interact with professionals, and self-tape for starters. Then he was cast in a series in Africa, and she knew it was not going to be a hobby he'd drop. Fast forward a couple of years and Kim's son chose to train at Shoreline Studios while they lived in Vancouver during pilot season. Loving the atmosphere and the people, she offered to help in any way she could. When the owners decided to retire she mourned what she believed would be the loss of their Vancouver home-base. Luckily, she wasn’t the only one who wanted to keep Shoreline running and Mike Wollin with Christina Tran took over the studio. Soon Kim was working alongside them, giving her the opportunity to help actors, just like her son, find a home to train and a community to join. This gave her the final piece to the puzzle, seeing acting from the casting and production side. Kim passions occupy every portion of her life. She is a proud wife, mother, studio owner, and writer, and loves sharing what knowledge she has, with those who want it.

Please inquire for rates and availability.

 

ACTING CLASSES

Whether you're new to the biz or need a class to stay sharp, work with our awesome team of coaches to get you to the next level. Film and TV classes available for youth and adults.

Some 'general' details about our programs:

  • Want to Audit? Sure. Be prepared to jump in and get to work. It's the only way to find out if the class is a fit for YOU. 

  • To ensure enough time for each student, we cap our classes between 4 - 6 participants.
     

  • To prepare for upcoming classes, keep an eye out for weekly homework emails. To simulate real audition scenarios, your new scene(s) will be assigned at some point within the week, including up to the afternoon before class. You are expected to come in fully off-book and ready to go. Class is a place to learn and fail, but that doesn’t change your level of commitment. Practice like you play.
     

  • All materials provided are casting confidential and for educational purposes only. Materials must NOT be shared, distributed, or posted online, to your website, or any other public domain.
     

  • All weekly classes are ongoing and each round is tweaked to meet the needs and desired focuses of the specific students. Materials are assigned based on the individual's level of experience, hit, and goals. Consistent practice is key; our students realize it's a commitment and train year-round.
     

  • All on-camera work will be added to a private link, sent at the beginning of the term. Make sure to check the link as it will update automatically as more footage becomes available. 

  • Although we work in a classroom, we expect Professionalism. We encourage students to explore and fail as that is how one learns. Just like on set, when cameras are rolling, it is important to be quiet and pay attention so those working can focus. 
     

  • Each actor works differently and our goal is to pass forward Safe Techniques that the actor can explore to see if it works for them as an individual, in a supportive environment. We Do Not Teach Substitution.

  • Monthly payment-plans are available for weekly classes. Take advantage of discounts when you refer a friend/sibling or register for multiple courses!
     

  • Once a student has completed a full course, they qualify for the Returning Student Rate, applicable to any courses within the following 6 months. Please note this offer is only available toward our 6-week adult classes at this time.  

We focus on learning story, script structure, audition and on-camera techniques, and through various explorative exercises, the students work on finding what works for them emotionally, psychologically, and physically. 

For all other services, please send us an email or call the studio!