Tips for Shooting Self Tape Auditions at Home

Maura N.

The Last Black Unicorn
Staff member
Today, you can get an acting job without physically going to auditions. But for this to happen, you need to prepare for your audition. Even though it is easier to apply for jobs from the comfort of your home and take auditions online, there are still a few things that you need to pay attention to.

1. Use a ring light

If you are planning on taking auditions online, you need to work on the quality of your image. A ring light can help you achieve better image quality. It can also help you look good.

2. Use a microphone

The sound of your voice is very important during an audition. A good microphone will solve the problem of background static noise and it will make your voice sound smooth. If you don’t have a big budget, you can use a lavalier.

3. Choose the right background

During an audition, you don’t want to show a messy background. Choose an angle which makes your room look good.

There are several advantages of taking an online audition, too. You don’t have to spend hours reaching a specific location and you don’t necessarily need to live in LA or NYC to have a chance of getting a good acting job.

Did you ever take an online audition? How was your experience?
 

Oskar Kuusk

Active member
Capricious once made a video about going to an audition. His story was about attending a physical audition.
Anyway, regarding this topic, it's great that actors from all over the world now finally have a chance to get an acting job! Back in the days, distance was an issue!
 

Pinkcat234

New member
Capricious once made a video about going to an audition. His story was about attending a physical audition.
Anyway, regarding this topic, it's great that actors from all over the world now finally have a chance to get an acting job! Back in the days, distance was an issue!
I completely agree with this technology and being able do things online really has made a huge difference for all sorts of things including auditions
 
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