BEFORE YOUR SESSION
Email your appointment info, script, and sides to firstname.lastname@example.org
1939 N Kenmore Ave, #107 Los Angeles, CA 90027
When you arrive, text Devin at 917.723.1321. He will come down and get you. There is a super comfy wicker rocker there for you to enjoy. Please rest your feet.
In advance of your first session, please review the Coaching FAQ below.
WHAT DO I BRING?
Please bring a copy of your sides for you! If it’s for a tape, please come with two copies and camera ready.
WHEN YOU SAY “camera ready,” WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
You want to look not only your best in your self tapes, but the part. So come with your face ready, hair done, and wardrobe hinting at the character. Drink lots of water the night before. Hydration is key.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?
Come as prepared as you would for an audition with a casting director. Bring your A game. Also, READ THE SCRIPT (if it is available) BEFORE YOU COME!!!
SHOULD I BE MEMORIZED?
The short answer to this is, “Yes.” But the long answer to this is, “Not just memorized.” We will go over this in your sessions, but for now, come off-book and fantastic.
HOW DOES A COACHING & SELF-TAPE SESSION GO?
We start by reading the breakdown together, and then the sides top to bottom to make sure we got all the info. Then we’ll coach a side and shoot. Wash, rinse and repeat for each side until we’re done.
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS GO?
Depends on how much material you have and how long you can stand it. I like to work until we are done. In my experience, there is nothing worse than feeling pressured by the clock while being brilliant. This is why I have a per-minute-rate after the first hour to give us some wiggle room for that extra take. If you are on a budget, let me know, and I will make sure to get you out on time.
HOW WILL I GET MY SELF TAPE FILES?
We love to take time in studio to select your takes with you, then edit and send directly to your reps via WeTransfer. We can also send raw footage to you at no extra charge to mull over in the privacy of your own home. It’s up to you.
WHEN YOU SAY NEW YORK SPECIAL, WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
Some of my friends from New York don’t want to listen to me. Fine. Whatever. They got their thing and it works for them. So I just make sure they look pretty and keep my mouth shut.
What is the Payment & Cancellation Policy?
Payment is due at the end of each session. Kawaoka Coaching accepts Venmo, Cash App, check & cash.
Full payment will be due for cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled appointment.