We know self taping is becoming part of the fabric of the auditioning world. In fact, when someone walks into a casting room, there is a good chance that an actor is stepping in to do a self tape, rather than introduce themselves to a casting director.
But in the course of performing more and more self tapes, we've arrived at some key practices that are highly recommended when performing self tapes.
1. Schedule your self tape at least 24 in advance.
Because we're constantly booking casting rooms at HCandF there could be a chance that we simply don't have space to conduct your self taping session. Scheduling your self tape in advance prevents a booking problem from occurring.
2. Record your self-tape the day before it's due.
Recording your self tape on the exact day that it's due can lead to some stressful situations. For instance, after you've recorded your self tape, it may take 2-3 hours for us to send it to you via dropbox. So if you're self tape is due immediately after your record your audition, you could possibly miss your deadline.
3. Come prepared. And bring a reader if you're particular.
Our casting facility can accommodate many people, and our casting rooms can easily accommodate a cameraman, yourself, and your own personal reader if you wish to bring someone along. While we can normally provide a reader for you, we recommend that you bring your own if you have very specific requirements regarding what you'd like to reader to sound like.
These are just a few tips recomended for HCandF premium members while self taping.