YCAA RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Here's a list of products that we personally endorse recommend to all of our actors.  All of the following products have been tried, tested, and used by YCAA artists or agents.

must read books

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Acting: The First Six Lessons
Acting: The First Six Lessons
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The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide Paperback
The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide Paperback
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The Power of the Actor
The Power of the Actor
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Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to K
Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to K
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Sanford Meisner on Acting
Sanford Meisner on Acting
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The Audition Bible: Secrets Every Actor
The Audition Bible: Secrets Every Actor
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Notes to an Actor
Notes to an Actor
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A Life in Parts
A Life in Parts
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Directing Actors
Directing Actors
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SELF-TAPE EQUIPMENT

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Great Starter Light

This light produces a very soft light a close distance. The round shape makes it very easy to get a pleasant reflection in the eyes. Really great build. Love everything about this light.

Price: $119.99 + Tax
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Great 2-Light Setup

Great light set for the price. You can dim the lights and balance between warm and cool lighting.  Use 1 as your "key light" and the other one as your fill light.  Makes great-looking self-tapes.

Price: $199. + Tax
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Portable Backdrop

The perfect backdrop for photos and self-tape videos! The Blue makes you pop and looks great! 

 

Please be aware, it's a little tricky to get back into its case but definitely doable. Just need to practice!

Price: $59.99 + Tax
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Good Cellphone Tripod

We really love it. It's very easy to use and very easy to set up. It feels very secure and stable and does a great job keeping your video steady.  Great value for the price.

Price: $35 + Tax
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Pro Self-tape Kit 

Great pictures, great video quality, and relatively cheap for what you get. It may be a bit much for those just starting out, however for self-tapes that look and sound pro, this is the way to go.  Of course, you'll need lights, too.  We recommend the 2 light setup to go with this. 

Price: $1,182 + Tax
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YCAA Choice Self-tape camera

Great picture for the price.  Amazing video quality.  Very durable.  We love the fact that there's an additional external mic for short vlogs to get better sound quality.

Price: $830 + Tax

LOCAL TORONTO HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Jack Loughran Photography

Jack has been working with YCAA Artists from the very start and knows the type of shots we like and go for.  Jack is one of Toronto's best portrait/headshot photographers.

**Jack offers YCAA Artists a discount

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David Leyes Photography

David is a well-established Toronto-based headshot photographer.  He has taken many famous pictures that have now become part of Toronto's culture. David is known for his excellent client satisfaction.

David has been a featured photographer on several shows including CBC’s, The Great Canadian Baking Show,“The Big Decision”, The W Network’s “Undercover Boss”, Cosmo T.V. and Fashion Television.