If you haven’t been asked to submit a self taped audition yet Grasshopper, chances are you will be soon enough.
It’s the way the industry is going.
Last week, I told you about a new digital wave that is hitting the industry that almost no one saw coming.
Today we are going to talk about a different digital wave that hit a long time ago but that most actors simply ignored (to their detriment).
It’s the self taped audition.
Around the time that YouTube went mainstream, a lot of video contests came around. Fans of shows were being asked to submit their own skits for what would happen on next week’s episode, bands solicited fan made music videos and ran contests, and all kinds of stuff came about.
That’s when the casting offices realized how they could make the audition process much more efficient by asking actors to do the same.
That is how the era of self taping came to be.
With all of its inherent flaws, self taping is not going anywhere and if you are serious about making it in the industry, you have to master the self taped audition.
There is a formula to this and if you get it right, the sky is the limit.
Get it wrong, and your natural talent will simply not shine through and your career progress could be incredibly hindered.
Without further ado, this is how you master the self taped audition…