Whether you’re out of town, on another job (yay!), or the casting director simply has no time to see you, self-taping can be a great way to be considered for a role that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to audition for. Sadly, many of the self-tapes that I receive are virtually unusable due to mistakes that can (for the most part) be easily corrected.
1. Watch your audition before you send it!! Think of yourself as the producer who is watching and imagining you on their TV show or in their film. This is the ballpark we’re aiming for. Although you won’t have the same quality camera or lighting that you would in a professional setting, you should try to make it look as good as possible.