How to Self-Tape Your Audition

Greetings from Montgomery, Alabama, friend! I’m here performing as Bert in Mary Poppins at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Traveling as an actor is a major perk of the job, but it also has its challenges. Your career doesn’t press pause just because you’re out of town, so sometimes you have to audition when you’re in a transient space, like a hotel room or unfurnished apartment.

In fact, I’ve had to tape two auditions since I arrived here, but I wasn’t worried. Why? Because over the years, I’ve developed a tried-and-tested plan to shoot quality material in any space.

In this week’s Backstage with Bret video, I walk you through those very steps to self-tape an audition that looks professional, sounds clear and showcases your best performance.

Now you know what to pack the next time you travel for work, just in case you need to self-tape a first-class audition on the fly.

Here's a list of the equipment I use in the video (wall not included).  ;)

  • iPhone 7
  • Panasonic Lumix camera
  • Rode Shotgun Mic
  • Any Tripod
  • iMovie

Did I forget anything? Do you have a method for self-taping auditions that you really love? Let me know in the comments below.

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