I think it would be fair to say that all actors have faced difficulties when it comes to self-taping. Whether that be technical difficulties, personal challenges, or plain old doubt, it is something that many of us share in common.
When I first started self-taping back in the day, I was faced with so many questions that I didn't know how to answer. "Is casting watching my tape?", "Why does my lighting look like that?", "What kind of read do they want?", "How many takes should I be doing?", "Do they think I'm good?", and the list goes on. Does this sound familiar?
If it does, don't stress. Those questions are completely valid and so many of us think the same way. The biggest thing is, don't let those questions and doubts control you. Keep them in the back seat of the car, but don't let them drive.
After years of practicing, searching, and applying, I've come to discover three key points that have helped me overcome my own self-tape hurdles and bumps. Hopefully they will...