If you’re an actor, you know that not being able to get in front of a live audience can be totally frustrating. This is why self-taped auditions have become so popular in recent years. But just because you’re not in the room with the casting directors doesn’t mean that you can’t give a great performance! In this blog post, we will discuss 10 tips for acting in self-taped auditions and giving yourself the best chance at booking the role!
SET UP YOUR CAMERA PROPERLY
When it comes to self-taped auditions, the most important thing is to make sure you set up your camera properly. Make sure that the camera is at eye level. This will ensure that the casting directors can see your face and expressions clearly. It’s also important to make sure that there is plenty of light so that they can see you well.
Check that your camera can shoot nicely in landscape. You’ll also want the camera to be at the right distance from you and that you have a mic if you need one.
CHOOSE A GREAT LOCATION TO TAPE
Next, you want to make sure that you are in a quiet place with no background noise. This way, the casting directors will be able to hear your dialogue clearly and won’t be distracted by any noises in the background. Also be sure that you select a background that’s a solid colour.
FOLLOW THE CASTING DIRECTOR’S INSTRUCTIONS
Always, always, ALWAYS read the casting director’s instructions thoroughly and make sure that you follow them completely. When a casting director provides specific instructions, this is for a reason. They want to know that you can provide exactly what they’re looking for and that you have the ability to follow even small instructions so they can be sure you’re a good fit for the part.
DRESS FOR THE PART
Another important tip is to dress as if you were going into a live audition. This means business casual or even formal wear if the role calls for it. You want to show them that you are taking the audition seriously and that you would be professional on set. Show the casting director that the audition is important to you because your craft is important to you, and you will increase your chances of getting the part.
SHOW YOUR CONFIDENCE
Finally, it’s important to give a strong and confident performance. Remember, the casting directors are only seeing you on a screen, so you need to make sure that your energy is up and that you are delivering your lines with conviction. Even if you’re auditioning via a recording, you want to stand out. If they can see that you are passionate about the role, then you will have a much better chance of booking it!
So there you have it, our top tips for nailing your self-taped audition. Just remember to be prepared, dress the part, and give it your all, and you’ll be sure to impress the casting directors! Good luck!