Sometimes turning in a self tape can feel like your hard work is going into a black hole.
If the tape was actually requested and is turned in on time, the chances of it being watched are VERY high.
However, the main difference between self-taping and live auditioning (besides the obvious), is that with a self tape, we CAN stop watching.
That’s the big fat caveat that comes with being able to see more actors via self tapes.
Yes, with self tapes, we can consider more actors.
But that also means that (unlike live auditioning), we can turn that sucker off at any point.
Not because we don’t appreciate your work.
Not because we don’t like you.
Not because we don’t respect actors.
Because we know within the first 10-15 seconds of your tape whether it’s what our creative team is looking for.
Sometimes we’ll see potential and know that with some direction, there’s a good chance the role could be yours.
But at that point, we’ll need a QUICK turnaround. Do your best to do those notes justice and turn it in as soon as you can.
Most importantly: we’ll watch it. And we’ll watch each and every self tape that we request and is in on time.
Friendly reminder to ensure your hard work wasn’t for nothing:
1. Deadlines matter
2. Instructions matter
3. Slates matter
#themoreyouknow #thecastingdirectorscut #mondaymythdebunker #actorlife