Are you an aspiring actor who's been asked to record a self-tape audition? Self-tape auditions have become the new normal, especially during the pandemic. So, in order to impress the directors, you need to make sure your audition video stands out from the rest. But how? Do you know what steps you should take to increase the chances of selection? There are various theatres or studios providing aspiring actors with self-tape acting services, but if you don't want to go with them, we're here with some essential tips on how to prepare for a self-tape audition at home.

  1. Research:

The first thing you should do is research all the details about the role you are auditioning for (script, character description, etc.). Make sure you clearly understand what is expected of you and how best to portray the character. You can also watch other actors perform similar roles to get an idea of what kind of performance would be impressive and memorable so that casting directors remember yours! 

  1. Preparation:

Once you understand all the details about your character, practice your lines until they feel natural and effortless. If possible, try memorizing your lines so that when it comes time for your self-tape audition, you don't stumble over any words or phrases and come across as unprepared or unprofessional.

  1. Rehearsal:

Once you have prepared yourself mentally and emotionally for your self-tape audition, it's time to start rehearsing with a partner or in front of a mirror if necessary. This will help ensure that when it comes time for your audition video recording session, everything flows naturally without any hiccups or awkward pauses in between takes. Try to bring life into your scene and make it unique by adding facial expressions, body language, and emotions into your delivery. 

  1. Recording Session:

Before starting your recording session, ensure everything is set up properly: lighting is right, camera angles are correct, and background noise is minimized. All these little details will give casting directors an indication that someone put thought into their work rather than just "winging" it!

  1. Editing & Submission:

Finally, once everything has been recorded and edited into one cohesive video file for submission, check back through it once more with fresh eyes just before sending it off – this may help catch any mistakes or areas where changes can be made for casting directors to receive something truly special from yourself as an actor!

For more information, you can also reach out to companies offering self-tape services in Ontario. They would be happy to help you out!