Casting Directors On Self Taped Auditions

Casting Directors On Self Taped Auditions

Casting Directors breakdown their specific likes and dislike when it comes to actor self tapes. Leap ahead of the pack with these invaluable insights.

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Casting Directors On Self Taped Auditions
  • Do You Have Any Tips For Slates?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    How do I slate?
    How do I film an effective slate?
    What makes a good slate?
    Do you have any tips for a good slate?
    What's a slate?
    How do actors slate?
    How should I slate on a self tape?
    What do you look for in a slate?
    Ca...

  • Has A Bad Self-Tape Reader Ever Cost An Actor A Job?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    Do bad self tape readers ruin self tapes?
    What is the impact of a bad reader in a self tape?
    Should I retape if my reader is bad?
    Are bad readers on a self tape a deal breaker?
    Can a bad self tape reader stop me from book...

  • If I Can't Find A Reader, Can I Pre-Record The Other Characters Lines Myself?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    Can I tape my own voice reading the other role's lines for a self tape?
    When I can't find a reader can I record on my own?
    Can I tape a self tape without a reader?
    If I can't get another actor to read opposite, can I tape...

  • Do You Ever Watch Unsolicited Self Tapes Sent By Actors Or Representation?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

  • Have You Hired An Actor From An Unsolicited Self Tape?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    Do you remember hiring from an unsolicited self tape?
    Do unsolicited tapes work?
    Do actors book from unsolicited self tapes?
    Can I book by sending an unasked for tape to casting?
    Would you ever book me if my tape is unsol...

  • How Long Do You Watch A Tape Before You Know They're Not Right For The Role?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    How long do you watch a self tape before you know they're not right for the role?
    How much do you watch of a self Tape?
    How much of a self tape do you watch?
    Do you watch a whole self tape?
    Do you turn a self tape off wh...

  • What Are Some Do(s) & Dont(s) For Self Tapes?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    What are the do's and don't's of self tapes?
    Can you tell me the dos and don't of self tapes?
    Are there some dos and don'ts of self tapes?
    What are a few dos and don'ts of self tapes?

  • What Backdrop Colors Do You Prefer In A Self Tape?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    What backdrop colors are best for self tapes?
    For self tapes, what backdrop color should I choose?
    Is blue best for self tapes?
    Is a grey background best for self tapes auditions?
    What color is best for backdrops?
    For my ...

  • How Long Do You Watch A Self Tape Before You Know They're Not Right?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | ER, The West Wing, Shameless

  • What Is Your Preferred Delivery Method For Self Tapes?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | ER, The West Wing, Shameless

    What method should I submit my tape via?
    Should I post my self tapes to You Tube to give to casting?
    Should I post my self tapes to Vimeo to give to casting?
    Should my self tapes be downloadable?
    Do I make my sel...

  • Have You Ever Hired An Actor From An Unsolicited Self Tape?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | ER, The West Wing, Shameless

    Has an unsolicited tape ever led to a booking?
    Have you booked from a tape you didn't ask for before?
    Has your office hired actors from tapes you didn't request before?
    Would you ever hire an actor from a tape th...

  • Do You Ever Watch Unsolicited Self Tapes Sent By Actors Or Representation?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | ER, The West Wing, Shameless

    Would you watch a tape you didn't ask sent by agents?
    Will you watch a tape randomly sent by a management company to you?
    If an agency sends you a tape you didn't ask, will you watch it?
    Will you watch a tape ran...

  • What Are Some Do(s) & Don't(s) For Self Tapes?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

  • How Important Is The Quality Of My Self-Tape Reader?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

    Is there a wrong quality for a self tape reader?
    What kind of quality should I look for in my self tape readers?
    What makes a good self tape reader?
    What kind of quality should I search for in choosing a self t...

  • What Background Colors Do You Like For Self Tapes?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

    What backdrop colors are best for self tapes?
    For self tapes, what backdrop color should I choose?
    Is blue best for self tapes?
    Is a grey background best for self tapes auditions?
    What color is best for backdro...

  • Do You Like A Second Option For Each Scene When Actors Send Self Tapes?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

    Should I send a second option on a self tape?
    Does casting watch second takes on self tapes?
    Should my self tapes have a take 2?
    Should I include a take 2?
    Do you suggest I post a second take on an audition?
    Sh...

  • If I Can't Find A Reader, Can I Pre-Record The Other Character's Lines Myself?

    Deborah Barylski, Casting Director C.S.A

    Deb Barylski is available for online coaching. She works on a sliding scale/pay what you can basis.(Perhaps a suggested minimum is US$50/50 minutes?) She can be reached at [email protected]

    Can I tape my own voice reading the other role's lines for a se...

  • Do You Like Actors To Wear Costumes Or Dress The Part?

    Kerry Barden, Casting Director C.S.A

    Should I dress in full costume at a casting?
    Can I costume for an audition?
    Should I wear full costume at a casting?
    At a casting, can I go full costume?
    Would you recommend, full costume at an audition?
    At an audition, can I wear full costume?
    Is full costum...

  • Do You Like A Second Option For Each Scene When Actors Send Self Tapes?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Should I send a second option on a self tape?
    Does casting watch second takes on self tapes?
    Should my self tapes have a take 2?
    Should I include a take 2?
    Do you suggest I post a second take on an audition?
    Should I s...

  • Do You Like A Second Option For Each Scene When Actors Send Self Tapes?

    Kerry Barden, Casting Director CSA
    Emmy nominated Casting Director | The Help, Spotlight, Dallas Buyers Club

    Should I send a second option on a self tape?
    Does casting watch second takes on self tapes?
    Should my self tapes have a take 2?
    Should I include a take 2?
    Do you suggest I post a second ...

  • Do You Like A Second Option For Each Scene When Actors Send Self Tapes?

    Deborah Barylski, Casting Director C.S.A

    Deb Barylski is available for online coaching. She works on a sliding scale/pay what you can basis.(Perhaps a suggested minimum is US$50/50 minutes?) She can be reached at [email protected]

    Should I send a second option on a self tape?
    Does casting watc...

  • Do You Ever Watch Self Tapes If They Are Sent As A Pitch For The Role?

    with Faith Martin, Casting Director | Facilitator "The Breakthrough Experience" & "The Demartini Method"

    Would you watch a self tape if it is sent to you as a pitch for a role?
    Do you want unsolicited self tapes?
    Would you watch self tapes if not asked for?
    If an actor puts themselves on tape, ...

  • Do You Ever Watch Unsolicited Self Tapes Sent By Representation?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Would you watch a tape you didn't ask sent by agents?
    Would you want a tape that you didn't ask for if it was sent by an agent you trusted?
    Do you watch tapes sent by management if you didn't request them?
    If an actor'...

  • Do You Ever Watch Unsolicited Self Tapes Sent By Representation?

    Kerry Barden, Casting Director CSA
    Emmy nominated Casting Director | The Help, Spotlight, Dallas Buyers Club

    Does Kerry Bardon ever watch tapes he hasn't asked for sent via an agent?
    Would Kerry Bardon watch an unrequested tape from a management agency?
    If my manager sends a tape randomly to Ker...