I just self-taped for a film a couple days ago. I’m learning that the ability to self-tape is the actor’s best friend. It’s great when you’re out of town or working regionally and need a quick way to audition. I have an iPad 2, and it’s allowed for an easy way to tape and edit footage. I’ve booked jobs this way, so I can attest to how important it is. It’s also the only time in the audition process that the actor has control over most of the variables. I can choose who I read with, what takes to share with casting, the space I read in, and my relationship to the camera.
We are well into our run of “Invisible Man” at the Studio Theatre in D.C. Reviews have been good, and the house has been sold out almost every night. It’s been nice to see all of us settle into the play in a way that only comes with time.