You are used to seeing beautiful edited commercials, but what does it actually take to get the desired part? For Coca-Cola our talents, who didn’t have a chance to come to the office for a call back, needed to make a self-tape while singing and dancing to nothing else than “Let it go” from Frozen.
What is a self-tape?
A self-tape is generally used when an actor/talent cannot come to the agency for an in-person tryout. It’s a pre-recorded video audition for a certain role that an actor/talent submits to the casting director.
Make sure to check out the end result for Coca-Cola here after watching Yazid’s Oscar-worthy video.
What else should you know about making a self-tape?
- The casting director always briefs you about what you need to do.
- Only over act if it’s asked.
- If possible use natural light (no direct sun or sun coming from behind) and if not, then make sure the room has good lighting.
- Double check if the sound is being recorded.
- Film in landscape.
- Self-tape will be watched by multiple people so make sure you look neat, brush your hair, you can use light makeup.
- You can use “Photo Booth” app or someone’s help for filming.
We’re always looking for new talents to join our agency’s database. It’s free and you can do it here.