When in doubt, send 2 takes, right?
We’ve covered this topic before but it felt time for a little refresh ✨
To start off, you should always default to the instructions given to you by the casting office.
If they ask for 2 takes, give them 2 takes.
If the role is a one-liner, a general rule is that it is fine to send 2 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 takes (mean 2 different choices).
If the role is not a one-liner and you were not asked to send in 2 takes? 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄👇
Reminder that if your tape was requested, it’s going to be watched in some capacity.
And if we think your read is along the lines of what we are looking for, we’re going to watch both takes.
But when a scene is 3-4 minutes long and many actors are sending us multiple takes—this eats up a 𝙡𝙤𝙩 of time.
Especially when those multiple takes are edited into one file.
What happens if we think you’re really right for a role but we know that your second take is likely the winner?
We are either stuck having to edit out the first take 𝙤𝙧 if we are very short on time and already have 9 other selects we like, that very factor might be the thing that sways us into not sending your tape.
Actors, this is 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙝 an easy circumstance to avoid:
1. IF the casting office asks for multiple takes, please, upload them as separate files.
2. If the casting office DOESN’T ask for multiple takes, use your #actorinstincts to choose your best take.
3. If the role is a one-liner, send 2 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 takes.
The more you help us, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙮𝙤𝙪.
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