By training, Scott really should be working on the next generation Apple device or creating data storage for NASA. He was a science geek and attended college to get a science degree in electrical engineering, but somewhere in his sophomore year, his brain circuits shorted after getting a C. His first. Ever. So he switched to storytelling.
After a decade-long run in television news, he opened his own production company, tallying six Emmys, a Gold WorldMedal and countless other awards including two Photographer of the Year titles.
He also works in front of the camera as an actor. Perhaps you’ve seen him on “Gone Girl,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Drunk History” or most recently, recurring on “General Hospital.”
(Interesting side note, he booked all of these roles on self-tape. In fact he’s booked all of his 60-plus roles on self-tape. Hmmm…maybe he should coach self-taping.)
Scott occasionally wonders what his 18-year-old self would think if he knew he’d eventually earn a living as an artist. He remains grateful that a time-machine does not exist because he's certain this revelation would short circuit his teenager brain.
Emmy winning Director, Scott Takeda has booked dozens of gigs off of his self-tapes, and he's going to teach you how to create self-tapes that BOOK the room! He guides students thru the technical aspects - Lighting, microphones, good-better-best setups. Full for October
$175 | 4 Weeks
MONDAYS 5pm MT/7pm ET
Advanced self-tape: The performance. Using directing techniques to improve your performance. Camera angles, positioning eye lines to show distance, creating intimacy in artificial situations, light for your best side of your face...
$175 | 4 Weeks
THURSDAYS 5pm MT/7pm ET
*Final Class Fri., Nov.27