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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

    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?

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

    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 act...

  • What Background Colours Do You Like For Self Tapes?

    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 self tape auditions, what backdrop colors should I choose?
    What is the best ...

  • What Is Your Preferred Delivery Method For Self Tapes?

    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 self tapes downloadable for casting?
    How does casting like to receive my self tapes?
    How...

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

    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...

  • What Is Your Preferred Delivery Method For Self Tapes?

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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 m...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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 ...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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 audi...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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...

  • How Many Actors Do You See In The Room & On Tape For Each Role?

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    How many actors do you see for a role?
    How many do you see in the casting room and on tape for each role?
    How many will you see on tape for each role?
    How many actors go on tape for each role?
    How ma...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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 Is Your Preferred Delivery Method For Self Tapes?

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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 m...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    Does Ricki Maslar accept tapes that come to her out of the blue?
    Will Ricki Maslar watch my tape if she hasn't requested it?
    Do casting directors watch tapes they haven't requested?
    If my agent pushes for it...

  • What Are The Important Aspects Of A Professional Self Tape?

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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?
    Do you have any tips ...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    Would you want a tape sent by an actor if you didn't ask for it?
    Are you open to receiving unsolicited self tapes?
    Will you watch a tape from me if I get a hold of sides?
    Can I send random tapes to you to wa...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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 back...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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 sto...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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?...

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

    Ricki Masler, Casting Director C.S.A

    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 my own voice?
    Is it jarring when you ...

  • How Many Actors Do You See On Tape For Each Role?

    Ricki Masler, Casting Director C.S.A

    How many actors do you see for a role?
    How many do you see in the casting room and on tape for each role?
    How many will you see on tape for each role?
    How many actors go on tape for each role?

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

    Ricki Maslar, Casting Director C.S.A

    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 when they are wrong?
    Do you watch all of...