When presented with the option to submit a video audition or not, ALWAYS choose video audition if you can.
But what if you don't know how to record a video audition? Here are some basic tips.
- Find a reader to read opposite you. If you can't find a reader to do it with you live, consider doing it via Skype or Zoom.
- Use a tripod or other stationary way to hold the camera, try not to have a person do it. PRO TIP - Use a remote to start and stop your camera.
- Have your lines memorized best you can, but don't be afraid to have your sides too.
- DON'T look at the camera during your lines, DO look at the camera if you're slating.
- If you don't have a reader DO NOT READ THE OTHER LINES YOURSELF. Instead, simply leave a pause during that time as if the other lines we're being read.
There's much more to it of course, but these are some basic do's, don;t and key points. To learn more about producing your own self-recorded video auditions, go to Self-Tape 101 by ReelGuru Academy.