There is a difference between self taping and self testing.
- Self Testing: When the director/ producer has given you a script for a particular role
- Self Taping: When you produce your own self tape to promote yourself and your work
Self taping is where actors fall down. How do you promote yourself the right way? How do you know your brand and what is the best way to champion your talent?
Every actor needs to know how to self tape. Now more than ever! More and more auditions are through a self test, and what a major opportunity this is for actors.
The most basic question is where would you be more comfortable to do a great audition? In a cold hostile and unfamiliar casting studio with bright lights and people scrutinising you? Or in the comfort of your own home? Dumb question right?
In our position as Casting Directors we are hearing more and more actors requesting if they can self tape rather than come in and audition for us. But then, they self sabotage. They do not understand the fundamentals of how to deliver a memorable and engaging self tape.
They have the script, point the camera and say their lines…….. but does their audition pop?!
To be a good auditionee you need to understand how to ‘pop’ in a busy Casting Directors day.
It is very easy for us to scroll through after the first 30 seconds without seeing your brilliant work. Why? Because you didn’t engage us.
Our Self Taping Online Course teaches you the do’s and don’ts of the self taping process as well as the things that work and that things don’t.
How do we know? Because we see dozens of self tests and self tapes every week in our busy office.