Some hints and tips for
What is a self-tape? A self-tape is a pre-recorded video audition that an actor submits to the casting director or creative team. Actors film themselves reading select portions of the script (known as “sides”), then edit the footage and send it in electronically.
LOCATION - Find a quiet room that has no or minimum background noise/ is not a thoroughfare.
PROPS - Limit prop usage – often not necessary at all
LIGHTING - make sure your face is lit from the front
FILMING WITH PHONE if you are using your phone make sure you have it LANDSCAPE not portrait
NAME YOUR CLIP with your own name before you upload it - if you do a brilliant audition but they dont know who you are that doesnt help! We are forever receiving tapes with no name.
UPLOAD your tape in the system requested or if nothing specified, then use something like wetransfer, dropbox or vimeo to send your clips
Its really important so saying it again GIVE YOUR AUDITION TAPE YOUR NAME
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HOW TO TAPE
Make sure your face can be seen, the framing should be your head and shoulders unless otherwise instructed
Make sure your voice can be heard. You dont need fancy microphones but keep background noise to a minimum.
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