If you're an actor, chances are you've had to send in a self-taped audition. Finding the right light, a quiet environment and a friend with a camera can be a HUGE headache that distracts you from your performance. Of course you can hire a professional taping service, but that can get expensive, especially on an artist's budget. Grey is the color that casting directors prefer for backdrops. It offers a tonal baseline for the image, and makes it easier for your camera to adjust white balance and exposure. This Ikea shade will do just the trick. Quiet Carpeted - reduces echo and reverberation, making it easier for your camera microphone. Dark - sunlight has a bluer tone than lightbulbs, and when the colors mix it ain't pretty. A good place to mount it is 3 feet above your shoulders. Gives plenty of wiggle room for framing later.
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Introduction: DIY Self-Tape Studio
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As shortcuts of modern technology become increasingly prevalent in the entertainment industry, SAG-AFTRA members need to adapt to a growing demand for self-tape auditions, which has left many frustrated and concerned. To help demystify the process, four L. During the event, organized by the L. Local and held at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on July 31, attendees were able to submit questions and panelists discussed their processes for reviewing tapes, what they look for and notice, and tips to help members nail their next self-taped audition. Casting director and panel moderator Jenny Jue began the discussion by explaining that the emergence of streaming services has led to an eruption of new programming, which has resulted in many more opportunities for actors, but also less time for CDs to review auditions, hence the need for the self-tape format. By utilizing self-taped auditions, CDs are able to see more candidates than ever before, and panelists reassured attendees that every audition received by the deadline is given a fair viewing. In fact, several panelists stated that they keep and catalogue unused auditions to pull for future roles. The most important take-away was that there are a thousand reasons why an actor may not receive a role and the overwhelming majority have nothing to do with the actor or their ability.
How do you react? Do you do your happy dance, confidently record at home with the correct equipment, and send your agent a professional quality self-tape ahead of the deadline? A self-tape is crucial to your success as an actor and you need to be prepared when a last-minute request comes in. Camera If you already have a smartphone, this is a one and done! Smartphones have awesome cameras now. Just make sure to shoot horizontally. Lights Good lighting makes a huge difference.