Since we’re all trying to keep a little more distance right now for safety, we want to remind Talent & Clients that we have features to accommodate self-taped auditioning.
The clients may choose to ask for self-tapes in the casting notice and request talent to record them before submitting or they may choose to pick their favorites first then send those people the scripts directly and request that they send back their taped reading.
Before: Clients can and often do send us the scripts when they send us the casting notice and request that people send in readings of these scripts when they DirectSubmit. If this is listed in the casting notice, all the talent needs to do is look at the script, practice their performance and record their reading. Then upload to YouTube, then add the YouTube Link when they submit. Sample shown on right >
Note: We often see talent add these links into their cover notes, which work fine, but the casting director will not know it’s there unless they open the cover note to read it and click on the link, which sometimes they don’t do. So You need to be using the ‘Self-Taped’ field provided so they know you have included it in your submission.
On the Casting Directors dashboard there is a special self-taped video icon that shows up under your picture when this link is added. (sample shown below)
————AFTER You have Submitted———–
Our Messaging System lets the Casting Director request and send files with the talent to coordinate things like sharing Scripts/Sides, Contacts & Call Sheets. The talent can respond with the same file sharing features.
This system lets the talent record video from their phones and directly upload into the chat without the need to upload to YouTube or any other service to convert to a link.
Either way, it’s easy to do this and makes things faster, easier and cheaper in general.
Talent should be able to make these recordings on their phones. For some, this might be a new skill to learn, but it’s well worth the time. Get tips from these articles.
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